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July 24, 2014 Volume 41 Number 15

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Archeologist Jeff Bursey sorts through a pail load of material from his pre-historic dig near Sioux Lookout in search of artifacts, He has already found a number of artifacts, including a cutting tool and a trihedral adze.
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Archeologist Jeff Bursey, left photo, continues his search for artifacts at his dig near Sioux Lookout. Bursey has found a number of artifacts at the site, including a cutting tool, in his hand in the right photo, and a trihedral adze, the bottom right artifact in the right photo.
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Archeologist Jeff Bursey, left photo, continues his search for artifacts at his dig near Sioux Lookout. Bursey has found a number of artifacts at the site, including a cutting tool, in his hand in the right photo, and a trihedral adze, the bottom right artifact in the right photo.
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Brad Hyslop, top, displays some of the pottery pieces he has found in the Lac Seul area.
Scotty Angeconeb, bottom, displays some of the bullets he has found in the Lac Seul area.
Both artifact hunters displayed some of their artifacts on June 28 during the Hudson Homecoming.
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Brad Hyslop, top, displays some of the pottery pieces he has found in the Lac Seul area.
Scotty Angeconeb, bottom, displays some of the bullets he has found in the Lac Seul area.
Both artifact hunters displayed some of their artifacts on June 28 during the Hudson Homecoming.
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Seven teachings workshops held at Thunder Bay friendship centre
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Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre
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Photos by Roxann Shapwaykeesic/Wawatay News

After a full day of competition on July 21, Team Ontario’s canoeing team gets ready for a practice after 6 p.m. on the water at the Wascana Racing Canoe Club in Regina, Sask.
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Photos by Roxann Shapwaykeesic/Wawatay News

Ladies from Fort Albany relax before their U19 girls basketball game on July 22.
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Photos by Roxann Shapwaykeesic/Wawatay News

Members of Team Ontario, including reps from KI and Muskrat Dam, prepare for the opening ceremonies on July 20.
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The Blue Sky Community Healing Centre hosted a variety of events since opening last year, including this gathering in June.
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Beaver skinning by Maxine Baer, snowshoe making by Darren Lentz and powwow drumming, dancing and singing by a number of participants were among the activities at this year’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival, held July 5-6 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. Roasted corn and fried bread were also provided to visitors and participants.
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Beaver skinning by Maxine Baer, snowshoe making by Darren Lentz and powwow drumming, dancing and singing by a number of participants were among the activities at this year’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival, held July 5-6 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. Roasted corn and fried bread were also provided to visitors and participants.
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Beaver skinning by Maxine Baer, snowshoe making by Darren Lentz and powwow drumming, dancing and singing by a number of participants were among the activities at this year’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival, held July 5-6 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. Roasted corn and fried bread were also provided to visitors and participants.
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Beaver skinning by Maxine Baer, snowshoe making by Darren Lentz and powwow drumming, dancing and singing by a number of participants were among the activities at this year’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival, held July 5-6 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. Roasted corn and fried bread were also provided to visitors and participants.
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Beaver skinning by Maxine Baer, snowshoe making by Darren Lentz and powwow drumming, dancing and singing by a number of participants were among the activities at this year’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival, held July 5-6 at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. Roasted corn and fried bread were also provided to visitors and participants.
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Teresa Trudeau, traditional coordinator for Anishnawbe Mushkiki
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Photos by Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Sonya Kayy and Chasity Poulin hold up their signs at the July 19 event.
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Photos by Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

“We are all equal, there is no reason to have hate against a certain race,” said Caitlyn Cheechoo. Cheechoo created the I Am Against Hate event after racial tensions in city of Thunder Bay became more apparent.
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Photos by Sgt. Peter Moon/Special to Wawatay News
Some members of the Mishkeegogamang Junior Canadian Ranger patrol with the annual award presented to the best Junior Ranger patrol in Ontario.
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Capt. Caryl Fletcher, officer commanding the Junior Canadian Rangers in Ontario, presents the annual award for being judged the best Junior Ranger in Ontario to Terri-Jo Weistche, 17, of Moose Factory. Fletcher said her dedication and support for the army youth program is outstanding.
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Junior Canadian Rangers paint equipment in MacLeod Provincial Park.
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A Junior Canadian Ranger offers tobacco to the bear, which had to be killed after it repeatedly threatened the camp. The bear was also smudged and a prayer was performed during a ceremony.
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Photos by Sgt. Peter Moon/Special to Wawatay News

A confidence building zip line took Junior Canadian Rangers over a river.
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Six Junior Canadian Rangers leave Camp Loon at a nearby training centre.
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Paintball was one of the most popular activities at Camp Loon.
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Mishkeegogamang’s Maxine Baer reads the syllabics in the latest edition of Wawatay News.
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A Dennis Franklin Cromarty student tosses a flower into the McIntyre River during a ceremony to honour the seven First Nations youth who died since 2000 while attending school in Thunder Bay.
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Members of the Junior Rangers brace themselves during a boat safety exercise. About 160 Junior Rangers from 20 First Nations took part in the Canadian Rangers’ Camp Loon event from July 10-18. See stories and photos on pages 7-9.
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Grassy Narrows First Nation says it will continue to oppose clearcutting on its traditional territory.

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