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December 19, 2013 Volume 40 Number 44

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Courtesy of Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Survivors of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School, along with leaders and supporters, meet with press during a rally just to prior a court hearing at the Ontario Superior Court in Toronto on Dec. 17. The survivors are seeking access to documents from a police investigation in the 1990s that would support their claims of abuse in the residential school, but they say the federal government is withholding the documents, citing privacy issues.
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Unloading cargo plane Pikangikum, October 1983.
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B.C. carver’s huge Thunderbird carving a hit at Victoriaville.

Rick Garrick — Wawatay News
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Diana Cowley
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Slate Falls’ Chancillor Crane had a number of birch root carvings for sale at the annual arts and crafts sale.
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Sandy Lake’s Ray Linklater shows off a three-panel painting he had for sale at the 13th Annual Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Xmas Gift Show and Sale.
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Lake Helen’s Josie Wawia shows off her mother Anne’s quilted artwork during the Victoriaville Centre arts and crafts sale.
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Gull Bay’s Diane Davis (Nawogesic) had a number of moose-hide gun cases for sale during the Dec. 3-7 arts and crafts sale.
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Eleven Fort Hope community members had their heads shaved to fundraise towards a youth conference they plan to host in February 2014.
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DFC students win business awards
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Bryan Phelan/Wawatay News

Elders Isiah Kanate of North Caribou Lake, Damin Crowe of Sandy Lake, and Andy Lac Seul from the First Nation of Lac Seul line up for traditional food at the Meechim Hunters Feast hosted Dec. 12 by Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.
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Councillor Jack Mckay takes his oath of office from electoral officer Pauline Morris and Election Elder Rebecca Hartley in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. Donny Morris and Darryl Sainnawap were re-elected as chief and deputy chief, respectively, while Leonard Beardy, Cecilia Begg, Debra Beardy, Steven Chapman and Randy Nanokeesic were also sworn in as councillors.
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Eabametoong First Nation’s Hanna Waswa, 21, was presented with a Governor General Student Award for History at a ceremony in Rideau Hall on Nov.19.
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Tina Gagnon
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photo by Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Three Feathers of Hope youth took part in the Feathers of Hope forum held this past spring in Thunder Bay.
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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo (standing, right) speaks before Pikangikum community members on Nov. 27.
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Santa Claus (Wayne Kakepetum) allows a child to take a gift from his sack.
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One of the many floats during Sandy Lake’s Christmas parade on Dec. 6.
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Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School students Robyn Turtle, left, Carol Barkman, centre, and Alicia Koostachin performed in two Dec. 12 presentations of An Honourary Elf, which focused on the effects of global warming.
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Danielle Innes, Myopin Cheechoo and Ashley Wabano from the Moosonee Public School students sell sweets and snacks.

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Fort Severn member and long-time Moosonee resident Mary Burke buys lunch from Sara Fero and Brenda Mueller.

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Margaret Linklater selling crafts with her daughter Karen Linklater during a Christmas Bazaar held at the James Bay Education Centre in Moosonee on Nov. 30.
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Sabeth Kaysook and Lottie Paulmartin sell handmade moose hide and woolen handicrafts.
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Celebrating news that 2014 Little Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament will take place in Lac Seul First Nation and Sioux Lookout are, from left: Gerson Augstin, Sioux Lookout parks and recreation manager; Amy Brizard, executive assistant for the Sioux Lookout Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Dennis Leney; tournament organizers Ziggy Beardy, Steven Fiddler and Jethro Tait; Chief Clifford Bull; Barry King, manager of the Lac Seul Events Centre; and Dori Hopko, president of the Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival.
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Action shot from the 2013 Little Bands Hockey Tournament.

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