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January 9, 2014 Volume 41 Number 1

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A meeting is held in Pikangikum, 1981.
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Nevaeh Ellieanna Victoria Mamakwa was born at 11:56 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2014 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Baby Nevaeh has proud parents in mother Siobhan Mamakwa and father Loyal McKay.
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Submitted by Jonathan Solomon

Danny Metatawabin, Paul Mattinas, Brian Okimaw and Remi Nakogee walk on the winter road between Attawapiskat and Kashechewan. The walkers began their journey on Jan. 4 and are heading to Ottawa.
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Jamie Bananish/Special to Wawatay News

Peter Shebagabow (left) shows his son Parken Hardy-Shebagabow how great life really is during a New Years Eve powwow in Fort William First Nation. Also pictured are Jake Achneepineskum and Mike Fisher.
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Spence addresses media on Victoria Island while she was still conducting her fast.
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Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence speaks following the conclusion of her hunger strike on Jan. 24 in Ottawa.
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Theresa Spence feeds geese during her hunger strike on Victoria Island in January 2013. The hunger strike lasted 44 days and drew support and criticism alike. Regardless of one’s opinion of the fast, it captured the attention of thousands.
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Idle no more, Ottawa.
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Whitesand First Nation’s Jade Willoughby signed a contract with a major modeling agency based in the U.S. last April.
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Nick Sherman
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Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit
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A Moose Cree artist who received a preeminent national award geared towards emerging artists in the contemporary Canadian arts scene is Wawatay’s Arts Story of the Year.
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Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was appointed to co-chair Ontario’s Jury Review Implementation Committee in 2013.
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

A group of Webequie community members took part in a square dance celebration in Thunder Bay just before Christmas.
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DFC graduates 2013.
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Neskantaga youth held an art show in their community
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Six Cree youth and their guide walked from northern Quebec to Ottawa last January.
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Lac Seul Eagles win third straight Northen First Nations tournament.
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Forty-three Canadians visited KI.
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KI releases video on climate change featuring Elders.
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Idle No More march.
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Peawanuck Elder Louis Bird shared traditional stories in Toronto.
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Pikangikum celebrated eight high school graduates.
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Youth suicide report.
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Local youth marched in support of Elsipogtog protesters.
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Peawanuck Elders participate in Iron Cree Competition.

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Canadian Rangers Operation Trillium parachute jump on Moose River.

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