Photos by Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News
National Aboriginal Day was celebrated in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug with a raft race. The seven competing teams first had to construct their own rafts and paddles. For their win aboard Big Blu (bottom left), Craig Sainnawap, left, and Russell Beardy collected a $500 prize. Big Blu was followed by brothers John and Sonny Morris, racing as Double Trouble (bottom right), who powered their log raft to second place. Coming in third was Darren (Manny) Hudson and Colin Tait (top), as spectators line the Band Dock shore.
See more photos of the celebration on page 9.
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