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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Superior Court to hear residential school testimonies case

Fort Albany’s Edmund Metatawabin does not want the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) residential school compensation claim records to be destroyed.

First Nations Day Gospel Concert a success

Muskrat Dam’s Roy Thunder enjoyed the music at the First Nations Day Gospel Concert and Let the Healing Waters Flow-2 Conference.

Aboriginal business students eligible for $3,000 awards

Aboriginal business students across Canada are now eligible for 188 $3,000 HSBC Indigenous Business Award scholarships over three years thanks to Indspire and HSBC Bank Canada.

Four Treaty #3 communities face record-high water levels

Four Treaty #3 communities face record-high water levels

Liberals win majority in June 12 provincial election

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is calling the June 12 Liberal majority provincial election victory a potential win-win for First Nations.

Muskrat Dam and Sachigo sign on with North Star Air

Air transportation savings are on the horizon for Muskrat Dam and Sachigo Lake after signing on to a strategic business partnership with North Star Air and its alliance company Cargo North.

Residential school survivors re-victimized

Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Grand Council Treaty #3 have raised concerns about residential school survivors being “victimized” over their compensation claims.

KiHS students travel to Encounters with Canada youth forum

Bearskin Lake’s Zachary Beardy and 11 other KiHS (Keewaytinook Internet High School) students recently completed a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Encounters with Canada youth forum in Ottawa.

First Nation artists participate in Waterfront Art Sale

First Nation artists Jean Marshall and Christian Chapman had a shorter winter than most artists in northwestern Ontario due to their seven-week group residency in Alberta.

RoFATA trainees aiming for Ring of Fire careers

Better career options are the goal for many of the Matawa First Nations trainees currently pursuing Ring of Fire Training Alliance (RoFATA) Tier 2 and 3 training.

Raphael Moses leads medicine walk at Boulevard Lake

Pic Mobert’s June Desmoulin enjoyed learning more about traditional medicines during Raphael Moses’ June 14 medicine walk at Boulevard Lake in Thunder Bay.

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win celebrates 22 graduates

Lac Seul’s Gina Wesley is considering a career in law after graduating from Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute’s Aboriginal Financial and Economic Planning program.

Pikangikum forest ecosystem management graduates celebrated

Pikangikum’s Warren Keeper is looking forward to working in the field after graduating from Confederation College’s two-year Forest Ecosystem Management Technician program.

Start something that matters for social enterprise

Keewaywin’s Barb Monias and Homer Vincent are looking to develop a social enterprise — an Internet cafe — to provide youth with a safe place to socialize.

Fort William continues court battle against wind project

Fort William First Nation recently achieved success after an Ontario court decided it would not intervene in Horizon Wind’s application to construct a wind farm near the community.