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August 7, 2014 Volume 41 Number 16

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Photos by Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Youth participate in one of two games during the closing of the event.

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Photos by Stephanie Wesley/Wawatay News

Event emcee Brent Edwards of Fort Albany chats up youth during a break in the Photovoice workshop.
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

Elders get set to go strawberry picking as part of an intergenerational program at the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre on July 15.
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Xavier Kataquapit/Special to Wawatay News

Wabun youth from the First Nation communities of Beaverhouse, Brunswick House, Matachewan and Mattagami came together for their annual youth gathering held from July 14 to 25 in Elk Lake, Ont. Pictured are the junior youth group who took part in the event.
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Youth from Nibinamik are taught how to use environmental monitoring equipment by Four Rivers Matawa Environmental Services Group staff members during the 16th annual Nibinamik Youth Retreat.
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Youth from Nibinamik are taught how to use environmental monitoring equipment by Four Rivers Matawa Environmental Services Group staff members during the 16th annual Nibinamik Youth Retreat.
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Jasmine Kabatay/Wawatay News

First Nations youth test out the wind turbines they made as a part of the Natural Resources Science Camp on July 23.
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The four sacred medicines of tobacco, sage, sweetgrass and cedar were included in this year’s Ontario Native Women’s Association community garden.
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Beading workshops being held prior to art installation
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Fort William Chief Georjann Morriseau (centre), along with Fort William councillors Cathy Rodger, Philip Benny Solomon, Wyatt Bannon, Yvette Greenwald and Val Chapman break ground on July 21 along with Adam Rose, an officer with Oshki-Aki LP.
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Indian Status: Playing the race card, literally
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Roxann Shapwaykeesic/Wawatay News

Derek Fox gives Ash Nate a scholarship cheque of $1,000
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Submitted by Mary Jane Kewakundo

Travis Kewakundo of Mishkeegogamang received a silver medal in the 4x400 relay run.
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Submitted by Mary Jane Kewakundo

Team Ontario’s U16 female volleyball team (black) in action at the North American Indigenous Games. The team won bronze.
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Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

A group of Fort Albany’s athletes and coaches that were at the Games.
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Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

The U16 female soccer team, which won the gold medal. The team includes Nancy George of Big Island (Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing), Tori Kelly of Lac La Croix, Hailey McKay of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Kiara Parry of Moose Cree, Sydney Radigan of Couchiching, and Riley Yesno of Eabametoong.
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Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

Carmen Edwards and Jackie Kataquapit of Fort Albany cheer on a Team Ontario basketball team.
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Rick Garrick/Wawatay News

Roger and Joanne Desmoulin, from Pic Mobert, were married on July 26 at the New Hope Fellowship church in Thunder Bay. The bride’s parents are from Fort Severn and the groom’s parents from Pic Mobert.
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Fort William Chief Georjann Morriseau and Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs at a meeting concerning the bridge earlier this year.
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Fort Albany member to launch book on abuse suffered at St. Anne’s, and healing journey
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ᓂᐱᓇᒥᐠ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐱᑲᐧᑕᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ
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Roxann Shapwaykeesic/Wawatay News

Gavin Jayvin Wesley of Kashechewan First Nation was among about 400 young athletes of Team Ontario that competed at the North American Indigenous Games from July 20-26. Wesley ran in several competitions and was winless before his final competition.
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Submitted by Sage Laliberté

Gavin Wesley, 15, of Kashechewan finishes to earn a silver medal in the 19 and under 8km Cross Country Race in the 2014 Games.

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