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September 13, 2012 Volume 39 Number 29

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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Mae Katt, the Native Nurses Entry Program’s first coordinator, cuts the ribbon during NNEP’s grand reopening ceremony Sept. 5 in Lakehead University’s Braun Building. The previous office was closed a few years ago due to a fire.
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Boats carrying community members approach the Old Post site.

Photos submitted by Nicole Gillies
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The gathering took weeks of preparation to clear the overgrowth and set up.

Photos submitted by Nicole Gillies
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Families from Fort Albany and Kashechewan gathered at the former site of the communities’ first settlement during the Mamkeewanan: Protecting Paquataskamik gathering.

Photos submitted by Nicole Gillies
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Photos submitted by Mark Bell
Aroland’s Mark Bell has been harvesting a variety of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables this fall from two greenhouses he built in his community using plastic for the cover and recycled wood for the frame.
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Photos submitted by Mark Bell
Aroland’s Mark Bell has been harvesting a variety of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables this fall from two greenhouses he built in his community using plastic for the cover and recycled wood for the frame.
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Photos submitted by Mark Bell
Aroland’s Mark Bell has been harvesting a variety of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables this fall from two greenhouses he built in his community using plastic for the cover and recycled wood for the frame.
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The Ring of Fire mining claim map, courtesy of KWG Resources. Cliffs' proposed north-south road would run along the green claims extending south from the Ring of Fire.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Holding the feather, an Elder recounts her experience in residential school as youth listen on Sept. 6.
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Aroland signs two mining agreements: Aroland Chief Sonny Gagnon gets ready to go shopping for picks and shovels.

John Ferris
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Johnny Depp superfan Tyler Angeconeb (in baseball cap) of Sioux Lookout had the chance to meet his idol during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8. Angeconeb had the actor sign a photograph of the two taken when he met Depp as the actor was filming Public Enemies in Wisconsin in 2008.
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Bearskin Lake’s Marietta Beardy (left) and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug’s Nicole McKay (second from left) sidle up to Cree country music star Shane Yellowbird and his fiancee Vanessa Lambert for a fan meet and greet immediately following his performance at the Valhalla Inn on Monday Sept. 10 in Thunder Bay.
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Wawatay News archives
Ogoki, March 1981.
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NAPS Police Chief Claude Chum says the force is struggling to meet service needs
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Marten Falls Chief Eli Moonias
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Marianne Jones/Sepcial Wawatay News
Louise Thomas, center, along with friends of her late husband Roy. Allen Towegishij, Herb Nabgon, Harold Tookenay and Gelineau Fisher all shared memories of the artist at a tribute to Roy Thomas’ art.
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Bonnie Couchie of Pic River won her case with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario last year after she was terminated from her job while her non-Aboriginal co-presenter was kept on.
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Wawatay file photo
Thunder Bay’s Shy-Anne Horvoka was nominated for six Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards after her third album was released June. An independent, unsigned musican, Horvoka is wondering whether she will continue her music career.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Caleb Magiskan of Aroland First Nation, Kelly Saxberg of the Bay Street Film Festival, and Allen Auksaq of Igloolik, Nunavut, take part in one of several workshops during the Docs North workshop program. Developed in partnership with the Thunder Bay film festival, Docs North is aimed at enhancing the skills of emerging filmmakers in isolated communities.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Craig Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation grew up in several James Bay communities before moving to Timmins as a 14-year-old, where he struggled to adapt to urban life. Instead of getting into trouble, Koostachin pushed himself to get involved by taking drama class, a leadership program and taking up photography. He also volunteered for the Wawatay Radio Network as a co-op placement and continues to host a show.

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