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April 26, 2012 Volume 39 Number 9

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Nibinamik chief Johnny Yellowhead (white shirt) talks with Noront COO Paul Semple during the company's visit to Summer Beaver.
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In a letter written to Cat Lake chief and council, Grade six students in the community ask their parents and adults of Cat Lake to get help for prescription drug addiction. The moving letter says that the children feel unhappy and helpless; that they get scared when the adults do drugs; and that they don’t know what to do to help their family members stop doing drugs. “If you really love us you will try to stop,” reads one point on the letter.

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Samuel Wesley talks to reporters about his efforts to overcome oxy addiction.

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Blaine Jacob, Linux Wabasse and Dawna Wabasse enjoy a beautiful spring day in Nibinamik, as their school gets set to close for the spring hunting break.
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Slate Falls Chief Lorraine Crane talks to reporters during a tour.
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Saul Williams shows off how flimsy the walls are in the school’s library.

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Cat Lake, date unknown.
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Broken Trail -- Jean Rae Baxter (Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, BC; 2011; ISBN 978-1-55380-109-2; 240 pages; $11.95)
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Eabametoong’s Caroline Yesno (left) wants to help community members with life skills training after completing a Life Skills Coach Certificate Training Program April 16-20 at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win in Thunder Bay.
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BNA leadership joined First Nation leaders from 17 other communities across Canada for the official signing of the Land Management Act that gives First Nations more control over decisions on reserve land. BNA Chief Paul Gladu (third from right, front row) said the agreement marks an exciting time for the First Nation as it moves forward with a number of economic development initiatives.

photo submitted by Bingwi Neeyashi Anishinaabek
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A group of Biwasse’aa (Neighbourhood Capacity Building Project) staff were on hand to accept a donation to their program during Diversity Thunder Bay’s 6th Annual Celebration Breakfast, held March 23 at the Valhalla Inn.
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Lilyanna McKay of KI is garnering a lot of attention for her writing.
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River Fox shows off the incredible flexibility needed for gymnastics sucess.

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Keisha Cutfeet practices a safe version of the balance beam.

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Jeiyd Sedgwick gets way up high during her balance beam training.

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Sarah Mickelson with her moves on the balance beam. Her coach says Sarah’s personality and excitement keeps him and the rest of the team going.

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Checking fishing nets.

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Cat Lake’s Paddy Oombash and family head out on the land by boat on April 13 as the early spring season had melted the ice enough around the lake to allow community members to travel.
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Fort William First Nation’s Robin Ranger recently recorded his first studio album - The View from the Seventh Sky. The jazz musician who started his love of jazz with Miles Davis’ Some Kind of Blue album says he hopes more Aboriginal people get into jazz music.
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Troyden Sakanee shows off his moves on his BMX bike.

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The school bus lets off some students, just two days before their spring hunting break.

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Hunters and fishermen have their boats at the ready, waiting for the last of the spring ice to melt. On this day, however, the ice came in handy as hunters on skidoos headed out to the blinds across the lake after geese.

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Teacher Hazel Ash shows a group of grade 7 and 8 students some of the traditional bead work and stitching during culture class. The students are Hannah Sophea, Darien Beardy, Jamaal Waboos and Dawna Wabasse.

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Nibinamik’s Anglican Church is a fine example of the wooden construction most homes in the community are built out of.

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Nibinamik’s new subdivision, Six Nations, named for the six houses that were first built. Downtown Summer Beaver is in the distance.

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