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Wawatay News, September 18, 2014, Volume 41, No. 19

Full Moon Memory Walk: calls mount for national inquiry

The 10th annual Full Moon Memory Walk was recognized by a number of city and police leaders as well as Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak.

Trick or Treaty? premiere stirs mixed emotions

The premiere of Trick or Treaty?, a documentary by Alanis Obomsawin, drew a mixture of emotions for the First Nation leaders in attendance.

KI chief calls on Kenora MP to support national inquiry

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris has joined other First Nations leaders in calling on elected officials to support a national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Sandy Lake chief meets look-a-like and guitar legend Carlos Santana

For years, the chief of Sandy Lake First Nation has been mistaken for guitar legend Carlos Santana in his travels.

Kasabonika Lake member calls for increased dialysis machines, housing in Sioux Lookout

Kasabonika Lake First Nation’s Gordon Anderson is hoping to bring the need for proper housing and dialysis treatment closer to home for some First Nations diabetes sufferers to the attention of health units and First Nations leaders.

NAN high school students welcomed to Thunder Bay

First Nation role models shared their experiences and successes with about 300 high school students from Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory at the Working Together for Student Success student orientation.

Angeconeb ends five day hunger strike

Garnet Angeconeb ended a hunger strike after a resolution was reached with Lac Seul First Nation chief and council.

Getting Ready For Winter

The forest surrounding the lake and near my cottage is dense with pine, birch and poplar trees, all kinds of brush, blueberry plants, mushrooms and plentiful wildlife.

Who Controls our Choices?

In most cases, our ideas of a free and fair society include the ability for people to decide where to put their time, trust, and money.

ᓀᑲᐃᐧᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐅᑭᓇᑭᐡᑲᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᓇᐱᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑐᒋᑫᐣ ᑲᕑᓫᐅᐢ ᓴᐣᑕᓇ

ᓀᑲᐃᐧᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᑯ ᑲᑭᐱᐸᐸᒥᔭᐨ ᒥᔑᓇᐧ ᑭᐱᐊᐧᓂᓇᐊᐧᑲᓄ ᐁᐃᔑᓇᐊᐧᑲᓄᐨ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᐅᑭᑐᒋᑫ ᑲᕑᓫᐅᐢ ᓴᐣᑕᓇ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐊᑯ ᐅᑲᐯᔑᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᓀᑲᐃᐧᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᐁᔑᓂᑲᓇᑲᓄᐨ ᑲᕑᓫᐅᐢ, ᓴᐣᑕᓇ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᓯᓇᐧᕑ.

DFC students learn about city hazards during memorial walk

A new intake of Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School students learned about six former students who died in Thunder Bay during the school’s fifth annual memorial walk.

Environmental groups pitch planning solution for Far North

Ontario’s three major political parties promised during the 2014 provincial election campaign to speed mining development in the Ring of Fire.

New planning tool could lead to ‘better results, less confrontation’

Representatives of environmental groups and Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) had preliminary talks earlier this year about Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment (R-SEA) as a new planning tool for the Ring of Fire.

Kakepetums’ book on Elders teachings sells out in 10 days

Eva and Abe Kakepetum have published another book — First Nations Life Anishininiiwi Bimaadiziwin Teachings of the Elders — which is aimed at Head Start programs for young Aboriginal children.

KO plans residential school gathering

Keewaytinook Okimakanak is hosting its third residential school gathering — Live and Hope Gathering II — from Sept. 23-25 at the Super 8 hotel in Red Lake.

Wab Kinew discusses education at Thunder Bay orientation

Wab Kinew believes education is the key to First Nation youth’s success.