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November 10, 2011 Volume 38 Number 23

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Eabametoong Elders Louis Waswa and Marion Sagutcheway helped cut the ribbon along with Eabametoong Chief Harry Papah and a group of Sagutcheway family members during the grand opening of the Kevin S.C. Sagutcheway Memorial Nursing Station in Eabametoong Oct. 25. (Rick Garrick/Wawatay News)
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Chris Sagutcheway and Marion Sagutcheway and a group of family members raised the community flag during the grand opening of the Kevin S.C. Sagutcheway Memorial Nursing Station in Eabametoong. (Rick Garrick/Wawatay News)
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Eabametoong’s Melanie Oskineegish and Richard Quisses are looking to get their children back home after beating prescription drug addictions through their community’s Soboxone prescription drug abuse treatment program. (Rick Garrick/Wawatay News)
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A group of Bimose Tribal Council First Nation water treatment plant operators hold up the Water Taste Challenge trophy after Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining Ojibway Nation (Dalles) won the Water Taste Challenge at the 57th Annual Northwestern Ontario Water and Wastewater Conference in Thunder Bay. (submitted photo)
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Lac Seul’s Norma Kejick is the new executive director at Northern Nishnawbe Education Council. The 20-year NNEC employee is looking to strengthen communications and increase community engagement at the 32-year-old Sioux Lookout-based education organization. (Rick Garrick Wawatay News)
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation member Nicole McKay attended the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada National Event in Halifax, N.S., Oct. 26-29. There, she heard many stories and experiences from residential school survivors. (Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News)
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Fort Albany’s Gigi Veeraraghavan speaks about the challenges of accessing affordable quality food during the NAN 2011 Food Symposium held Oct. 25-27 in Thunder Bay.
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Xavier Kataquapit/Special to Wawatay News
Self-esteem building was the focus of a workshop held in Timmins recently for local students. Those in attendance included, from left, Hunter Millions, student, Pinecrest School; committee chair, Peggy Claveau, Wabun Tribal Council; Megan Bannerman, student, W Earle Miller; Dave Jones, Turtle Concepts, workshop facilitaor; Elizabeth Stelcer, student Mary Jane Memorial School, Mattagami First Nation and Dylan Lafleur, student St. Paul’s School.
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Renee Southwind, manager of communications at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, delivers a presentation on the development of three new medical dictionaries in Ojibway-English, Oji-Cree-English and Cree-English at the Aboriginal Health Care: Governance and Leadership conference, held Oct. 27-28 by the Ontario Hospital Association in Thunder Bay.
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Renee Southwind, manager of communications at Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, delivers a presentation on the development of three new medical dictionaries in Ojibway-English, Oji-Cree-English and Cree-English at the Aboriginal Health Care: Governance and Leadership conference, held Oct. 27-28 by the Ontario Hospital Association in Thunder Bay.
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NAPS Const. Chris Carson, OPP Const. Diana Cole, OPP Const. Jason Disher, NAPS Sgt. Jackie George, OPP Sgt. Marty Singleton, and Vicki Slater of Source of Sports in Thunder Bay stand in front of hockey equipment collected during the Used Hockey Equipment Drive. The donations will go to various First Nation communities across Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The equipment was collected between August and September for communities that have NAPS officers coaching hockey teams and are in need of supplies. However, other communities in need of equipment are encouraged to contact Chris Carson at NAPS in Thunder Bay.
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John Gagnon/Wawatay News
Christine Neegan is youth entrepreneur of the year. She owns Blue Feather Spirit Wear.
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Brent Wesley/Wawatay News
Spectators and dancers gather around Lake of the Wood drum group during an inter-tribal Nov. 6.
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A grass dancer takes part in an inter-tribal. Hundreds of dancers took part in the competion powwow Nov. 5 and 6, showcasing contemporary and traditional styles of dance such as traditional, fancy shawl, jingle, fancy bustle, grass and prairie chicken.
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Audrey DeRoy, an Indigenous alumni of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, mans a booth at the Indigenous trade show and market at the MTS Centre Nov. 6.

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