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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Grassy Narrows, NDP call for action on mercury poisoning

Grassy Narrows and the New Democratic Party are calling for “real action” on mercury poisoning in the Treaty #3 community.

NAN signs relationship protocol with Cancer Care Ontario

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is looking for enhanced cancer care services through a recently signed relationship protocol with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO).

Sandy Lake runners bring home gold, bronze medals from NAIG

Sandy Lake’s Jeffrey Kakegamic brought home gold and bronze medals from the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, held July 20-27 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Fort William begin construction of new powwow facility on Mt. McKay

Fort William First Nation has broken ground on its “state-of-the-art” powwow grounds facility on Mt. McKay-Anemki Wajiw.

Four sacred medicines planted

The four sacred medicines of tobacco, sage, sweetgrass and cedar were included in this year’s Ontario Native Women’s Association community garden.

Nibinamik youth retreat features environmental monitoring

Micro-invertebrates training and the effects of climate change were among the topics shared by RoFATA environmental monitoring students at the 16th annual Nibinamik Youth Retreat.

Elders and youth go strawberry picking near Thunder Bay

Strawberry picking was the focus of a July 15 intergenerational program at the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre.

Environmental monitoring training underway at Matawa

This year’s science and environment workshops at the Nibinamik Youth Retreat were part of the training for the RoFATA Environmental Monitoring Training Program.

Airport/port authority possible for Ring of Fire

A former deputy minister of Transport Canada recently recommended an airport/port transportation authority model for the Ring of Fire mineral development area.

Red Road to Recovery sharing circles at Anishnawbe Mushkiki

Anishnawbe Mushkiki has developed weekly Red Road to Recovery sharing circles to assist people with addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies.

Elders inspire youth

Elders and youth have been sharing cultural values and learning from each other at the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre’s Inspire Elders to Inspire Youth project.

Keewaywin Conference set for Mount McKay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s XXXIII Keewaywin Conference is scheduled for Aug. 5-7 at Mount McKay in Fort William First Nation with McDowell Lake the host community.