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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Webequie chief calls for true partnerships at mining summit

Webequie Chief Cornelius Wabasse called for “true partnerships” at the 4th Annual Mining Ready Summit, held Oct. 28-29 in Thunder Bay.

Lebanese business man calls for mutually beneficial deals

Lebanese businessman Samer F. Salameh recently described how his comments on recognizing First Nations as an order of government raised eyebrows at an energy roundtable in Calgary.

NAN-wide child welfare agency under discussion

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is looking to develop a NAN-wide child welfare agency through collaborations with Tikinagan, Payukotayno and Kunuwanimano child and family service agencies.

Fort William rejects CN proposal to create one-lane route

Fort William First Nation has declined a recent CN proposal to create a one-lane vehicle traffic route over the James Street Bridge.

Veterans honoured on Aboriginal Veterans Day

Aboriginal veterans were honoured by First Nations leaders across Canada on Aboriginal Veterans Day — Nov. 8.

Royalty hosted by 2014 NADF business awards recipient

One of the 24th Annual NADF (Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund) Business Awards recipients recently hosted royalty in his bed and breakfast.

Long Lake #58 youth proud of Noront t-shirt design

Long Lake #58’s Wyatt Waboose is proud of the work he put into his winning Noront t-shirt design.

First Nation students are superheroes: Bunnuck

First Nation students are superheroes, according to Moose Cree’s Stan Wesley, who is also known for his Bunnuck character.

Lac Seul students win Lego contest at Indspire gathering

A group of Lac Seul elementary school students won the Lego Robotics Mindstorm lesson at Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference, held Oct. 21 in Thunder Bay.

New employment and training centre opens in Kenora

Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong and Ne-Chee Friendship Centre have partnered to open the Ozhibii’igewigamig Employment and Training Centre at the Kenora Market Square in downtown Kenora.

Pictograph site discovered near Poplar Hill airport

Poplar Hill community members are looking to protect a pictograph site that was discovered about a year or two ago near the Keewaytinook Okimakanak community’s airport.

Missing and murdered women featured in Magnus Theatre play

Murdered and missing Aboriginal women were brought to life during Magnus Theatre’s presentation of The Hours that Remain, a play by local Metis playwright Keith Barker.

DFC partners with Confederation College to provide trades

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School has partnered with Confederation College to provide four dual-credit trades courses through a pilot project beginning this fall.

Research shows Biwaase’aa program helps youth succeed

The Aboriginal presence provided by Biwaase’aa youth outreach workers at seven elementary schools in Thunder Bay has increased success rates among Aboriginal students.