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February 6, 2014 Volume 41 Number 3

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Jonathan Skillen, a nurse based in PIkangikum, has passed the first step to going on a one-way trip to Mars.
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Wapekeka’s Nicole Quedent recently shared her life experiences during the third Human Library project in Thunder Bay.
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Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Arthur Esquega, owner and president of Niigaani AIr, confers with a food bank volunteer before loading a plane with food donations. Niigaani Air recently partnered with the Regional Food Distribution Assocation in Thunder Bay to fly food to northern communities.
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The Fort William Indian Hospital Sanatorium began admitting Aboriginal children with tuberculosis in 1940. It eventually became a day school in 1950. Some of those who attended or had family attend want the sanatorium recognized as a residential school under the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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One of the structures being built as part of the Lower Mattagami Project.
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Stephanie Wesley/Special to Wawatay News
First Nations author Richard Van Camp speaks to the audience prior to the screening of a film based on his short story.
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A map courtesy of Mushkegowuk Council of the walkers’ route to Ottawa.
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The Omushkegowuk walkers are now heading south on Highway 11 towards North Bay.
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Photos by Crystallee Mouland/Special to Wawatay News

Scott Mesenegeesic and his father Norman. Scott was left partially paralyzed and unable to speak in the same incident that killed Desmond.
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The McKay-Matthews family talk about how the death of Desmond Matthews impacted them.
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Photo by Joyce Spence

Marguerite “Granny” Wabano with her late husband Raphael. The couple were married for more than 75 years.
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The oldest and longest-serving Canadian Ranger in Ontario was recognized when the Ranger patrol celebrating the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Rangers in Ontario passed through Fort Albany.
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Capt. Bob Munroe/Special to Wawatay News
Junior Rangers Tina Winter from Kingfisher Lake and John Anderson from Kasabonika Lake watch Lac Seul patrol Sergeant Roy Ningewance prepare a trap. Lac Seul was the host of the largest attended Junior Ranger winter exercise in Ontario from Jan. 24-27.
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Photos by Sgt. Peter Moon/Special to Wawatay News

Canadian Ranger patrol members celebrate arriving in Cochrane on the opening day of the town’s winter carnival.
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Photos by Sgt. Peter Moon/Special to Wawatay News

Canadian Rangers and other military personnel completed a unique long-range military surveillance patrol, travelling 2,250 kilometres by snowmobile to celebrate 20 years of service by the Rangers in northern Ontario.
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Ken Wesley/Special to Wawatay News
Marguerite Wabano, aka Granny Wabano, celebrated her 110th birthday on Jan. 28 with more than 200 family members and friends in Moosonee. Born in the bush north of what is now Attawapiskat in 1904, Granny Wabano continues to see the positive side of life, which she tries to pass on to family and friends.
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ᑲᓀᑎᔭᐣ ᐅᓄᑎᓂᑫᓴᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᓄᑎᓂᑫᐃᐧᐊᓄᑭᐠ ᐊᔕ ᐅᑭᑭᔑᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᑫᐧᓇᐠ ᐁᑭᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐧᓴ ᐁᑭᐃᔕᐊᐧᐨ ᑐᑲᐣ ᑲᐸᐸᒥᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧ ᐱᒥᔭᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᑭᐱᒥᔭᐊᐧᐠ 2,250 ᑭᓫᐊᒥᑐᕑᐢ ᐃᐢᑭᑐᑲᐠ ᐁᑭᐅᐣᒋᐱᒥᔭᐊᐧᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐅᒋ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᑌᐣᑕᑯᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᔕ 20 ᑕᓱᔭᑭ ᐁᐱᒥᐊᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓄᑎᓂᑫᓴᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑲᑕᓇᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ.
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Sachigo Lake.
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News archives
Wawatay at DFC, December 2013.

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