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April 3, 2014 Volume 41 Number 7

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Erin Bottle of Mishkeegogamang calls for more Elders to approach and share knowledge with youth during a Lakehead University Elders and Youth Round Table on March 19.
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Taylor-Ann Chisel was announced as chief for a day of Lac Seul after winning an essay contest.
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In session at the NAN Women’s Council Forum in Thunder Bay.
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Bedbug bites on a North Spirit Lake resident’s back.
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Former national chief Ovide Mercredi (left) called for mutual advantages from resource development during the Grow Greenstone Expo on March 18 in Thunder Bay.
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Faceless dolls were created by elementary school students in Thunder Bay through Lakehead University’s local faceless dolls project.
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Participants in the Valentines Day Memorial Walk in 2007 in Thunder Bay.
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Karyn Paishk, Justin Beardy, Leona Matthews and Faith McKay.
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Haley Bernard, one of Red Road Project’s youth leaders.
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Photo couresty of Red Road Project

Participants in the Red Road Project, a cultural program for Mi’kmaw youth aged 15 to 29 in Nova Scotia aimed at helping them learn to say no to drugs and alcohol.
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Ken Goodwin Jr., Northern Bands tournament assistant co-ordinator.
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Eugene Capay/Special to Wawatay News

The Lac Seul Jr. Eagles (light jerseys) defeated the Ear Falls Eagles by a score of 4-1 to take the B-Side Championship in the Vermilion Bay Atom Tournament this past weekend. As a show of sportsmanship, they asked the Ear Falls players to join them for a group photo.
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Oshki-Pimache-O-Win students celebrated the new season during the education and training institute’s Spring Feast, held March 24 at the Thunder Bay campus.
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Oshki-Pimache-O-Win students celebrated the new season during the education and training institute’s Spring Feast, held March 24 at the Thunder Bay campus.
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Five Grassy Narrows students, including Jackie Swain, centre, Hans Fobister, top right, and Roxanne Loon, right, are working towards Native Early Childhood Education diplomas at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win.
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Wheeling the puck safely out of his end was just one of many ways Melvin Childforever contributed to a Final Four finish for the KI Native Wings at last month’s Northern Bands tournament in Dryden.
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Melvin Childforever, no. 8, towers above his KI Native Wings teammates during a timeout.
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Clinton Morris, Native Wings captain, keeps tabs on Harry Okeese of the Bushtown Jets during a 2014 Northern Bands semifinal. Guarding the front of the KI net are Reuben Anderson, left, and Sonny Hudson.
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KI’s Reuben Anderson stickhandles past Joey Oshag of the Bushtown Jets. Anderson was in top form during March Break at the Northern Bands tournament, after playing 16 games this season in the Greater Metro Hockey League.
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Matawa First Nations’ lead negotiator for the Ring of Fire Bob Rae spoke about the need for proper consulation and First Nations needs during the Grow Greenstone Expo on March 18 in Thunder Bay.
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Shawn Bell, former editor of Wawatay News, holds the ball during a match at the 7th Annual GenNext Dodgeball Tournament for the United Way. Team veterans Saturn Magashazi and team sponsor Tony McGuire of THEY MEDIA watch in queue.
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Tony McGuire of THEY Media, (hidden) Preme Palosaari, recording artist, Herman Hanshke of Safeguard Business Systems, Daniel Juenke, (hidden) Shawn Bell, student, Roxy Shapwaykeesic of Wawatay News, Saturn Magashazi of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School give a high-five after a successful bout of dodgeball. The team made semi-finals where they were taken out in the last best-of-give game.
The 7th Annual GenNext Dodgeball Tournament was held March 22nd at the Lowreys’s Sports Dome in Thunder Bay. The zombie themed team raised over $800 for the event.
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Marten Falls Chief Elijah Moonias examines the recently announced framework agreement with Ontario.
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Ginoogaming First Nation Chief Celia Echum signs the regional framework agreement while Ontario’s Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle (left) looks on. Echum and the eight other Matawa First Nations chiefs reached an agreement with the province that allows the two parties to move forward with a negotiation process on a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire.
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Cree teenaged superhero from Moose Factory unveiled by DC Comics
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APTN to air series on indigenous history of the Americas.
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Photos by Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Erin Bottle speaks in the lobby of the Landmark Inn, where she attempted to demand an apology from Tamara Johnson, a former PC Party candidate who posted comments online which Bottle deemed “racist.” Johnson owns a giftshop in the hotel.

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Tamara Johnson.
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Bottle and supporters outside the hotel. Johnson later called police, to which six officers were sent to the scene. Bottle was given an incident slip for her peaceful protest.
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Submitted by Gina Neekan

Two-year-old Paige Neekan of Mishkeegogamang gets her news fix in the March 20, 2014 issue of Wawatay News.
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Submitted by Gina Neekan

Two-year-old Paige Neekan of Mishkeegogamang gets her news fix in the March 20, 2014 issue of Wawatay News.

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