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February 14, 2013 Volume 40 Number 6

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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Former NHL hockey player John Chabbot brought his skills and teachings to the Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre in Thunder Bay.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Youth at the Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre had a chance to learn the game of hockey last week, as Right to Play hopes to inspire them to take the lessons of sport back to their communities when they go home.
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photo submitted by Patrik Lowen
from left Chief Roger Wesley, Gavin Wesley, Shane Wesley,Gabriel John-George, Dalton Baxter, Corey Stephens, Sonny Sutherland, Ken Neegan, Brandon Taylor. The students are learning traditional bush skills and earning high school credits for their efforts.
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Junior Canadian Ranger Melody Chikane, 12, is congratulated by North Caribou Lake Councillor Paul Johnup on becoming a new Junior Ranger.

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Tim Fontaine, a reporter with APTN’s Halifax bureau, was born and raised in Winnipeg and spent a number of years living in Ottawa before moving to the east coast. He has been covering the Idle No Movement since its early days, and offers his perspective on the movement itself and where it may go from here.
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AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo has been involved in some Idle No More rallies, and watching from the outside on others. But as he tells Wawatay’s Rick Garrick, through it all he has been inspired by what the grassroots people across the nation have accomplished so far.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News

Drummers help to pump up the crowd before commencing the march from Victoria Island to Parliament Hill on Dec. 21, the first Idle No More rally in Ottawa. The movement seems to have died down over recent weeks but two Idle No More co-founders and organizers say it is in transition as organizers regroup and re-strategize. Idle No More began began in the dead of winter and co-founders Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean look forward to seeing more participation and direct action in the spring and summer months.
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Cheryl Suggashie was one of four Jingle Dancers to travel from Sault St. Marie to Ottawa for the Jan. 28 Idle No More rally. Suggashie said she’s “never been prouder” than dancing at the rally.

Submitted photo by Alice Beaudoin Photography
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Nadya Kwandibens/Special to Wawatay News

Idle No More has come to an impasse, as the movement takes a breath to reflect on its groundbreaking first months and figure out where to go from here. Wawatay News looks at the impact of Idle No More on one participant on page 9, the future of the movement on pages 10-11, and reflections from AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo as well as an APTN journalist on pages 12-13. Idle No More: what next?
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Kasabonika First Nation band office.
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Lake Helen drum group, 2005.
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https://missingsisters.crowdmap.com/bigmap
Missing sisters crowd ‘crime map’ shows the number of cases that include unsolved murders to unsolved sexual assaults in Canada.
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A Dennis Franklin Cromarty student says fairwell during a ceremony to honour the students who died in the McIntyre River since 2000.

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