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Wawatay News, November 13, 2014, Volume 41, No. 23

Veterans honoured on Aboriginal Veterans Day

Aboriginal veterans were honoured by First Nations leaders across Canada on Aboriginal Veterans Day — Nov. 8.

Long Lake #58 youth proud of Noront t-shirt design

Long Lake #58’s Wyatt Waboose is proud of the work he put into his winning Noront t-shirt design.

Webequie chief calls for true partnerships at mining summit

Webequie Chief Cornelius Wabasse called for “true partnerships” at the 4th Annual Mining Ready Summit, held Oct. 28-29 in Thunder Bay.

ᐁᐧᐱᑫᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐅᑭᑲᓄᑕᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᓂ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓂᐠ

ᐁᐧᐱᑫᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᑲᓀᓂᔭᐢ ᐊᐧᐸᐢ ᐅᑭᑲᓄᑕᐣ ᐁᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᐱ ᑕᓱᔭᑭ ᑲᑭᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᔕ ᓂᐃᐧᔭᑭ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐅᒋᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᓂ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓂ ᐅᐱᒪᐦᐊᒧᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 28 ᒥᓇ 29 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐨ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ ᐅᑌᓇᐠ.

Sachigo Lake, Muskrat Dam receive revenue payments from North Star Air

Months after the two First Nations signed partnerships with a small airline, Sachigo Lake and Muskrat Dam received their first revenue sharing payments on Nov. 7.

NAN-wide child welfare agency under discussion

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is looking to develop a NAN-wide child welfare agency through collaborations with Tikinagan, Payukotayno and Kunuwanimano child and family service agencies.

First Nation students are superheroes: Bunnuck

First Nation students are superheroes, according to Moose Cree’s Stan Wesley, who is also known for his Bunnuck character.

The Thing That Flies

I recall my early infatuation with “kah-mee-nah-mee-kok,” literary translated from Cree as “the thing that flies” or in modern English as “airplanes.”

Everyone loves a party.

The food, the music, the dancing, the chance that you will be charged for a crime committed by someone else… yes, Canada’s criminal law has its own definition of what (or who) counts as a party, which may or may not be your idea of a good time.

Land of Giant Animals

It is remarkable how the geological understanding of the Earth and the First Nation history of our earth so often intersect and tell similar stories of the Earth’s past.

Lebanese business man calls for mutually beneficial deals

Lebanese businessman Samer F. Salameh recently described how his comments on recognizing First Nations as an order of government raised eyebrows at an energy roundtable in Calgary.

Pikangikum awards construction contract

The construction of a new school for Pikangikum First Nation is underway after it recently award the contract to design and build the school.

Fort William rejects CN proposal to create one-lane route

Fort William First Nation has declined a recent CN proposal to create a one-lane vehicle traffic route over the James Street Bridge.

Royalty hosted by 2014 NADF business awards recipient

One of the 24th Annual NADF (Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund) Business Awards recipients recently hosted royalty in his bed and breakfast.

Lac Seul students win Lego contest at Indspire gathering

A group of Lac Seul elementary school students won the Lego Robotics Mindstorm lesson at Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference, held Oct. 21 in Thunder Bay.

New employment and training centre opens in Kenora

Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong and Ne-Chee Friendship Centre have partnered to open the Ozhibii’igewigamig Employment and Training Centre at the Kenora Market Square in downtown Kenora.

Pictograph site discovered near Poplar Hill airport

Poplar Hill community members are looking to protect a pictograph site that was discovered about a year or two ago near the Keewaytinook Okimakanak community’s airport.