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Wawatay News, October 16, 2014, Volume 41, No. 21

Sachigo Lake student dies in Thunder Bay

Students and staff at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and the community of Sachigo Lake are reeling from the loss of Daniel Randall Levac.

Metatawabin memoir shortlisted for Governor General literary award

The memoir of a St. Anne’s Residential School survivor has been shortlisted for a Governor General award.

Former Grassy Narrows leader running for national chief

Simon Fobister of Grassy Narrows First Nation announced he is running for national chief in the upcoming election slated for December.

Cree language project on Aviva Community Fund voting list

Swampy Cree N dialect-language learning materials and curriculum are among the education projects up for voting at this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition.

The Vision: Through the eyes of a youth leader

It all started in December 2012, when Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence went on a hunger strike in the nation’s capital on Victoria Island in a small teepee.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What Are Mammograms and Breast Lumps?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout this month we raise awareness about breast health, breast cancer and encourage women to go for their breast screening mammogram.

Birchbark canoe built in Kenora

Lac Seul Elder Kitty Everson and her granddaughter Dennise Pemmican recently helped build a 16-foot birchbark canoe in Kenora.

Canadian Rangers impress royal visitor to KI

Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers played a leading role in helping to organize and support an overnight visit by Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, to Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug.

Matawa First Nations building an Aboriginal workforce

Matawa First Nations is building an Aboriginal workforce through the Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA) training programs.

Whole community needs to work together to build bridges

Lac Des Mille Lac Elder Jim Chicago called for Thunder Bay residents to come together to build bridges during CBC Radio One’s Building Bridges community forum.

Residential school students honoured at Orange Shirt Day

Three sisters walked in honour of their mother during the Every Child Matters Indian Residential School Awareness Walk in Thunder Bay.

Sisters in Spirit vigil honours missing, murdered women

More than 200 communities across the country hosted a Sisters in Spirit (SIS) vigil in honour of missing and murdered Aboriginal earlier this month.

Life Just Got Better For The Children Of Attawapiskat

Congratulations to everyone in Attawapiskat who fought so hard over many years to lobby for the construction of a new public school.

ᐊᒋᑯ ᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂ ᑲᓄᑫᑕᐊᐧᑲᓄ

ᑌᓇᐢ ᑊᕑᐊᐣᑭᓫᐃᐣ ᑲᕑᐊᒧᑎ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᒋᑯᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᑐᓂ ᐅᑯᐡᑫᐧᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐊᐧᓂᐦᐊᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᓂᔪ ᕑᐊᐣᑐ ᓫᐊᐯᐠ.