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May 15, 2014 Volume 41 Number 10

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Deer Lake’s Taylor Meekis described a number of Windigo and Thunderbird pictographs near Deer Lake in her science fair presentation.
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Taylor Dalzell and Jared Visitor won the Best Use of Indigenous Knowledge award for their science fair presentation on the auroras.
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Patty DeBeers, one of Edwards’ personas, is “devoted to giving hickeys to everybody.”
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Brent Edwards of Mooselegs2, shown here with Kashechewan youth, hopes to inspire youth to succeed in life.
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KI’s Derek Redsky tries out a move during an April 24 game.
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Red Lake’s Jodi McKenzie (left) walked in memory of her brother.
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Neskantaga’s Tracey Wapoose, right, walks with a group of friends in the Out of Darkness Memorial Walk, held May 4 in Thunder Bay for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
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DFC’s Scott Meekis is ready for the Enter the Den finals.
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Sandy Lake’s Scott Meekis, centre, has made it to the finals of the Enter the Den business competition for high school students in Thunder Bay.
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Rochelle Goodman of Sandy Lake rehearses her dance moves in preparation for a live showcase at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto on May 14. Goodman, along with 13 of her Sandy Lake peers, two Pikangikum youth, and others from Lac La Croix First Nation, are performing as part Outside Looking In, a high school accredited program that uses dance to inspire and empower. See story in the next issue of Wawatay News.
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Exeko participant James Nelson in front of the relaunched CKHQ radio station.
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John Ferris has organized the Northern Ontario Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sale, set for this August in downtown Toronto.
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James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous People, released a report that said Canada is facing a “continuing crisis” regarding its Indigenous people. The report, released on May 12, was based on his findings from a nine-day trip across Canada last fall.
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Margaret Kenequanash, executive director of Shibogama First Nations Council, speaks during the during a May 6-7 gathering in Thunder Bay. She said her council does not agree with Bill C-33
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Mattagami First Nation Chief Walter Naveau
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The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Women’s Council and Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler held a rally and 24-hour drum ceremony in Ottawa from May 11-12 and called on the government to have a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.
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An urn containing the remains of a murdered family member was present at the ceremony in Ottawa.
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One week, Wawatay News editor Lenny Carpenter was attending a Hollywood film premiere in Los Angeles; the next he was out goose hunting near the James Bay coast.
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One week, Wawatay News editor Lenny Carpenter was attending a Hollywood film premiere in Los Angeles; the next he was out goose hunting near the James Bay coast.
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Neskantaga Chief Peter Moonias is calling for action to address living conditions in his community after another youth committed suicide since last month. He noted that many of the young people do not know what it is like to have running water.
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NAN Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler (centre), the police chiefs of Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and Anishinabek Police Service and other supporters held a press conference the day after the auditor general released his report, which criticized the federal government in how it funds and approaches policing agreements with First Nations.
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Rising waters on Albany River caused by ice jams prompted the evacuation of Kashechewan.
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Leila and Arianna Miles of Fort Severn take a closer look at the goose shot earlier by Leila, her very first goose, on May 8. The sisters, along with hundreds of hunters across northern Ontario, took part in the annual spring goose hunt over the past month.
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Swarms of geese along the Hudson Bay lowlands near Fort Severn First Nation.
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“Whyyyy?!” Mekwan Tulpin bemoans while Cedar Metatawabin of Fort Albany holds up the goose she shot minutes after Tulpin left the blind. Tulpin would later get her first-ever goose.
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Layla Hunter, Fox Wabano and other youth learn how to set decoys near Peawanuck.
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Elizabeth Gull all ready in the sleigh at camp near Attawapiskat.
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Kyra Knapaysweet and her kookoom Jackie hold up geese they killed near Fort Albany. Kyra killed her first goose this spring.
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From left: Corey Tyrer, Ryan Tyrer, Craig Echum, Kristopher Turner, granny Ellen Turner and grandpa Frank Turner at the Turner camp near Moose Factory.
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