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May 1, 2014 Volume 41 Number 9

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Photo by Claude J Gagnon

Mattagami’s Janelle Golinowski is headed to the Miss North Ontario Regional Canada Pageant 2014 in Sudbury.
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Photo from Books with No Bounds Facebook page

Books with No Bounds’ Julia Mogus reads to a Grade 1 student during her recent trip to Deer Lake.
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Photo by Alan Hale, Kenora Daily Miner and News
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Sioux Lookout’s Tyler Angeconeb met his idol Johnny Depp during the recent premiere of Transcendence in Hollywood. Angconeb won the chance to attend the premiere and meet Depp by getting in on an auction on a charity website that included two tickets and two nights of accommodations for two.
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Tyler Angeconeb meets Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy.
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Jeff Lemire
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Equinox, the Cree teenaged superhero, was inspired by Attawapiskat’s Shannen Koostachin (left). Though the superhero herself is not based on Koostachin, the superhero’s creator says he drew her colours the same as Koostachin’s as a tribute.
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Comic book writer Jeff Lemire said Equinox’s superpowers change with the seasons and she spends time between Moose Factory and outer space. When she’s not a superhero, she’s attending high school at DDECS in her hometown.
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Photo submitted by Willow Blasizzo

Damien Lee, one of the organizers of a recent public teach-in on racism, discusses how check-backs are used to shut down conversation during discussions about racism.
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

Premier Kathleen Wynne celebrated the recent signing of the Ring of Fire regional framework agreement with the Matawa First Nation chiefs, including Neskantaga Chief Peter Moonias and Webequie Chief Cornelius Wabasse, on April 24 at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.
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The Oji-Crees pose with their Atom championship trophy, banner and caps at the 26th annual All-Native Goodwill Hockey Tournament. Coaches of the team were, from back row, left: Mitchell Sutherland (Constance Lake), Alex Archibald (Taykwa Tagamou Nation) and Shawn Innes (Moose Cree). The players came from the same three communities.
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Winners of the Peewee division at last weekend’s Goodwill tournament were the Couchiching Leafs. Ben Hackl and Ethan Jourdain each had a pair of goals for the Leafs in their 4-3 championship victory over the OFN Snipers. Brent Perrault assisted on both of Jourdain’s goals. Sniping for OFN were Dixon Maniss, who scored twice, and Jacob Kipling.
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The Matawa chiefs show off framed copies of the Ring of Fire regional framework agreement they signed with Premier Kathleen Wynne.
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James Thom/Wawatay News archives

Originally published May 6, 2006. Reno Trimble, right, of Vancouver, B.C., leads a group of youth on a cross-Canada walk. Trimble and the others were in Thunder Bay April 28 at the Terry Fox Monument. The youth departed from Sydney, N.S., March 14 and were expected to arrive in Victoria, B.C. in late June. Also pictured are Edward Meldrum, of Williams Lake, B.C., and Chastity Meuse, of Indianbrook First Nation, N.S. The group is trying to raise awareness of youth suicide on Canada’s First Nations.

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