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June 12, 2014 Volume 41 Number 12

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Caroline Yesno recently received the President’s Counsellor of the Year Award.
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Michael Dube
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Photos by Blue Earth Photography/Special to Wawatay News

My Dad, the Snow Plow Man is a children’s book self-published by Sioux Lookout’s Michael Dube. It is available at Anchor Art in Sioux Lookout and online at Amazon.com
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Cover artwork for Voices Without Words, a self-recorded album by Pearce Wastaken.
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Melinda Henderson and her Miss Universe Canada finalist medal. Henderson hopes to show Canada what she is made of in Toronto at Miss Universe Canada 2015.
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Submitted by Anita Fisher

Hannah and Natasha Fisher have been performing live music together for four years.
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The Raising Awareness Together golf tournament is set to take place on June 27 in Thunder Bay.
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Candace LaFrance, Sioux Lookout branch manager for the Bank of Montreal, and Natalie Kamenawatamin, education counsellor with the Independent First Nations Alliance, with the Pehneshiish Bird Bath model they created during a five-minute exercise.
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Lac Seul artist Ahmoo Angeconeb, right, was honoured with an Alumni Honour Award during the 2014 Lakehead University Alumni Awards Dinner.
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Courtesy of Lakehead University

Wabaseemoong First Nation’s Richard Wagamese received an honourary Doctor of Letters from Lakehead University on May 31. After being a victim of the 60’s Scoop, Wagamese never completed high school but educated himself through reading and other media. He has since published 13 books, his latest being “Medicine Walk,” which was released earlier this year.
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Photos by Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

Beadwork and paintings were among the wide variety of Aboriginal arts and crafts on display at the 5th annual Sequin Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, held from May 28-31 at the Victoriaville Centre in Thunder Bay. About 30 Aboriginal artists from across northwestern Ontario took part in the annual event.
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Photos by Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

Beadwork and paintings were among the wide variety of Aboriginal arts and crafts on display at the 5th annual Sequin Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, held from May 28-31 at the Victoriaville Centre in Thunder Bay. About 30 Aboriginal artists from across northwestern Ontario took part in the annual event.
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Photos by Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

Beadwork and paintings were among the wide variety of Aboriginal arts and crafts on display at the 5th annual Sequin Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, held from May 28-31 at the Victoriaville Centre in Thunder Bay. About 30 Aboriginal artists from across northwestern Ontario took part in the annual event.
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Photo by Melissa Major

Jesse Terry, right, takes a group of Poplar Hill students on a dog sled ride during his tour across the north this past winter. The Lac Seul band member said the youth enjoyed the sled rides and some of the Elders recalled growing up with sled dogs in the past.
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Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull said various events are being planned for the homecoming event with the community of Hudson later this month.
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Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit
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Sandy Lake youth Matthew Meekis performs during one of the two shows on May 14 at the Winter Garden Theater.
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Mya Anishinabie and Matthew Morriseau of Sandy Lake on stage.
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More than 20 youth from First Nations communities such as Sandy Lake, Pikangikum, Lac La Croix and Wikwemikong performed at a dance showcase in Toronto last month as part of the Outside Looking In dance program. The event was the culmination of several months of practice on the youth’s part as well as attending classes each day and getting good grades in order to make it to the show.
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ᐸᐧᐟ ᐃᐧᓫᐃᔭᑦ ᐅᐱᒥ ᓇᑲᐡᑲᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓄᑎᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᑫᐃᐧᐣ
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ᐸᐧᐟ ᐃᐧᓫᐃᔭᑦ ᐅᐱᒥ ᓇᑲᐡᑲᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓄᑎᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᑫᐃᐧᐣ
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Fort William Chief Georjann Morriseau speaks at a May 2011 meeting held by Big Thunder Wind Park representatives at the Fort William First Nation Community Centre.
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Resisidential School survivors at the National Day of Reconciliation, which was held at Mt. McKay in Fort Williams First Nation. June 11 marks the sixth year since Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a historic apology for the Canadian government’s role in residential schools.

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