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January 23, 2014 Volume 41 Number 2

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A monument to the former students of the St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School in Thunder Bay is being planned for the corner of Franklin and Arthur Streets.
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A monument to the former students of the St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School in Thunder Bay is being planned for the corner of Franklin and Arthur Streets.
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A frost quake, or cryoseism, is caused by rapid freezing of water-saturated ground when temperature drops well-below freezing. The ice that forms from the freezing groundwater expands against the rock and soil to the point where the rock and soil explode with a loud BAM.
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Dustin Boyer, Ryan Coutour, and Ryan Martin pose for photos at Ford Field in Detroit prior to kick-off at a Detriot Lions and New York Giants NFL game on Dec. 22.
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Crazy Horse – A Forgotten American Hero
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Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News
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Crystallee Mouland/Special to Wawatay News

Cindy Crowe of Lake Helen First Nation stands in front of the new Blue Sky Community Healing Centre.
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s Jean Marshall focused on family members in her latest art exhibition, Surface and Symbol, which is on exhibition from Jan. 10-Feb. 15 at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.
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Wikwemikong’s Donna Simon speaks about changes in racism she has witnessed over 30 years in Thunder Bay at the Jan. 20 Building Bridges community gathering at Lakehead University.
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A group of First Nations youth travelled to Winnipeg in mid-January to participate in the 2014 Manitoba Indigenous Writer’s Festival.
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Photos submitted by Scott Chisholm Photography

Fort William Chief Georjann Morriseau is interviewed.
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Photos submitted by Scott Chisholm Photography

John Stephenson, partner at FORM Architecture Engineering and Thunder Bay resident, is interviewed by filmmaker Michelle Derosier on Aboriginal relations within Thunder Bay. The interview is part of a four-part documentary series set to premiere on Feb. 6 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.

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Free The Children’s Aqua presented a workshop for 25 students.
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Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School students now have access to 50 Kobo Touch eReaders.

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Grieving wife, mother overcoming challenges
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Photos submitted by Sharon Angeconeb

Dennis Franklin Cromary First Nations High School students enjoyed a day tubing at Loc Lomond during the school’s annual Snow Day on Jan. 14
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Photos submitted by Sharon Angeconeb

Dennis Franklin Cromary First Nations High School students enjoyed a day tubing at Loc Lomond during the school’s annual Snow Day on Jan. 14
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ᐊᑕᐊᐧᐱᐢᑲᐟ ᐅᐱᒧᓭᐠ ᐃᔕᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᑐᐊᐧ ᐅᑌᓇᐠ
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Submitted by Brent Edwards

The Reclaiming Our Steps Past, Present and Future walkers passed through Fort Albany First Nation on Jan. 9, joined by Chief Rex Knapaysweet. The walkers have since passed through Moose Cree and are approaching Smooth Rock Falls, Ont. which would connect them to the Ontario highway system.
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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris
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Ontario Regional Chief
Stan Beardy
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Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Simon Fobister
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Former Wapekeka chief Norman Brown (right) died unexpectedly at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Jan. 9. The 63-year-old served his community as chief for 21 years and was deputy chief at the time of his passing.
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Photo taken 1981 Pikangikum Community meeting.
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Students at St. Anne’s pose for a photo with a school administrator.

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Edmund Metatawabin of Fort Albany speaks to media last month prior to attending an Ontario Superior Court hearing about the release of documents related to a criminal investigation into abuse suffered by students at St. Anne’s Indian Residential School. Metatawabin first attended St. Anne’s when he was about seven.

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Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

The Reclaiming Our Steps Past Present and Future walkers from Attawapiskat have passed through Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Moosonee and Moose Cree (Moose Factory) and are nearly out of the James Bay territory as they approach the Ontario highways. Danny Metatawabin of Fort Albany was Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s spokesperson during her hunger strike last winter and says leaders have failed to live up to the commitment signed to end the fast. See story on page 11.

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