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March 6, 2014 Volume 41 Number 5

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Fort William’s Director of culture and recreation Phil Pelletier.
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A promotional photo from Kesagami Wilderness Lodge, owned by Moose Cree’s development corporation. The First Nation recently announced the acquisition of a number of outpost camps.
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Heather Campbell/Special to Wawatay News

Lydia Couture, Co-Facilitator (far left), Diane Andrews, Co-Facilitator (far right) with participants in the Constance Lake First Nation Job Readiness program.
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A thirsty peewee player takes a drink during the Muskegowuk Challenge Cup, which took place from Feb. 21-24 in Timmins.
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Kashechewan 67’s second novice team were the B-side champs.
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The Fast River Eagles defends against an opponent’s shot.
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A Kashechewan peewee player battles for the puck amid defenders.
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A member of Sandy Lake’s girls team battles for the puck.
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Sandy Lake’s atom team tries to defend.
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Terry Chakasim/Special to Wawatay News

An Attawapiskat player slides into the net while the Moosonee Warrior goaltender keeps his eye on the puck during the Mushkegowuk Challenge Cup. The 7th annual tournament took place from Feb. 21-23 in Timmins and involved 44 teams.
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Julie Wesley/Special to Wawatay News

David Blacksmith delivers a workshop in Kaschechewan First Nation.
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David Blacksmith delivers a workshop in Kaschechewan First Nation.
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Magloire Broussie, right , and Jerry Robillard, both from Black Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan, install plastic piping during one of four plumbing installation demonstrations and competitions at the 12th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference.
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Darren Huey, 21, of Kashechewan, Chad Friday, 14, of Kashechewan and Wayne Koostachin, 27, of Fort Albany all joined the Omushkegowuk walkers during the journey to Ottawa.
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St. Anne’s survivor Edmund Metatawabin
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Danny Metatawabin reads a statement on the steps of Parliament Hill as he is flanked by Paul Mattinas (left) and Brian Okimaw. The Reclaiming Our Steps: Past, Present and Future walkers reached Ottawa on Feb. 24 after walking 1,700 kilometres from Attawapiskat. Although the walk did not result in a discussion with the government as Metatawabin had hoped, the walkers said the journey was one of spirituality and healing.
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The toque worn by Chad Friday, the youngest walker at 14 years old.
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Gordon Hookimaw with his daughter.
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Local high school students greet the walkers, including Remi Nakogee and Jean Sutherland.
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The crowd that welcomed the walkers.
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Young supporters march with the walkers to Parliament Hill.
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The First Nations flags raised as the walkers converge on Parliament Hill.
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Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Ontario’s Advocate for Children and Youth released their report titled “Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan” on Feb. 24. The report is based on the voices of more than 160 First Nations youth from 64 remote and fly-in First Nations communities across northern Ontario. The youth participated in Feathers of Hope youth forums in Thunder Bay and Kashechewan First Nation in 2013.
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Max Kakepetum spoke about his life and played some music during the Feb. 18-19 Embrace Life Forum.

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Jasmine Winters, right, and Trent Campeau, left, took part in an art workshop during the 10th Embrace Life Forum in Thunder Bay.

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Raphael Moses recently launched his Holistic Adventures book on traditional medicines at DefSup’s Book Market and Launch.
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Shannon Roundhead of Mishkeegogamang makes a comment then poses a question to First Nations youth at the 5th Annual Youth Symposium on the Environment in 2008. More than 200 youth from across Ontario attended the symposium held in Timmins.
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Passengers depart frrom a Wasaya Airways aircraft in a northern Ontario community.
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The Omushkegowuk walkers take their final steps of the Reclaiming Our Steps: Past, Present and Future journey as they approach Parliament Hill on Feb. 24. The walk began with three men in Attawapiskat and they were joined by 20 others along the 1,700-kilometre trek to Ottawa.
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Eugene Capay/Special to Wawatay News

A Sandy Lake novice player plays the puck.

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