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January 10, 2013 Volume 40 Number 1

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photo by Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno said it is time to open the books on resource development in NAN territory and to protect the Aboriginal and treaty rights of our people during the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Treaty Unity press conference, held on Dec. 21 in Thunder Bay.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike was featured on a sign during the Dec. 21 Idle No More rally on Parliament Hill. While Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to meet with First Nation leaders on Jan. 11, he did not mention Spence’s hunger strike during his announcement. Spence said she would not stop her hunger strike unless she sees “positive results” from the meeting.
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Lois Mombourquette/Wawatay News archives
Nancy Keeper washes up in Pikangikum, October 1983.
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Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat ended the year on a hunger strike.
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Chelsea Edwards has had a busy year advocating for First Nations education.
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The Idle No More rally was sparked in the middle of December, and has spread across the country over the past few weeks.
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Plane crashes at North Spirit Lake
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Housing problems raise national attention
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NAN grand chief elected by one vote
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Neskantaga Chief Peter Moonias has spent the year opposing Cliffs’ Ring of Fire mine.
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New Grand Chief will set tone of future development
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Cat Lake Chief Matthew Keewaykapow declared a state of emergency in January 2012 due to PDA.
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Jordan Nolan brings Stanley Cup back home
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Weenusk First Nation says no to sharing of aerial geologic survey information
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The Tragically Hip joined author Joseph Boyden at Fort Albany’s Great Moon Gathering last year. Everyone had a blast on the coast.
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Shy-Anne Hovorka is the entertainer of the year
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In our number one photo of the year, an Elder shows the line and stick method of ice fishing at the Sachigo Lake fishing derby in February.

Lenny Carpenter
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Honourable mention: A young boy cuts the ribbon for the Kingfisher Lake Omahamo store in May. (Photo by Christian Quequish)
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Honourable mention: Orien stands outside the Attawapiskat portables during last winter’s housing crisis. (photo by Johan Hellberg)
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Honourable mention: Sandy Lake runners take off during the community’s marathon run for diabetes. (photo by Lis Roach)
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Honourable mention: Terry Waboose explains his position on the Ring of Fire mine to Ontario ministers Kathleen Wynne and Micheal Gravelle. (photo by Lenny Carpenter)
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The second place photo of the year, a beautiful shot of a powerful march as the Kingfisher Lake walkers get close to finishing their prescription drug abuse awareness walk in Sioux Lookout.
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Honourable mention: Treydon Munroe gets involved in the Bearskin Lake fall hunt.
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In our third place photograph, country superstar Crystal Shawanda was caught mid jump on a Moose Factory stage as the crowd gazed in admiration.
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Honourable mention: Darren Hudson and Colin Tait take on some water in their homemade raft during the Kitchenuhmaykoosib raft race in July.

Bryan Phelan
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Honourable mention: Leo Baskatwang drags the Indian Act across Canada. (Photo by Christian Quequish)
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Honourable mention: Sarah Mickelson gets up close with the Stanley Cup in Garden River. (Photo by Pauline Mickelson)

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