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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

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.

Minister of education visits Sioux Lookout school

Lac Seul educators are looking forward to better lab equipment and comfort levels for students once Sioux Lookout’s new $30 million high school opens in 2017.

NAN Games planned for February 2015 in Thunder Bay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is planning a NAN Games for Grade 9-12 students in February 2015 at Lakehead University’s 50,000-square-foot Hangar track and athletics facility.

Leadership challenged to be fitness role models

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy has issued a fitness challenge to First Nation leaders across the province.

Environment conference features wind power project

Kasabonika Lake’s renewable energy partnership with the University of Waterloo was highlighted during the Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference, held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Thunder Bay.

Gen7 messengers participate in Motivate Canada training

Motivate Canada recently provided leadership and public speaking training to nine Gen7 messengers and 28 youth in sport delegates from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

Cree language project on Aviva Community Fund voting list

Swampy Cree N dialect-language learning materials and curriculum are among the education projects up for voting at this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition.

Birchbark canoe built in Kenora

Lac Seul Elder Kitty Everson and her granddaughter Dennise Pemmican recently helped build a 16-foot birchbark canoe in Kenora.

Matawa First Nations building an Aboriginal workforce

Matawa First Nations is building an Aboriginal workforce through the Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA) training programs.

Whole community needs to work together to build bridges

Lac Des Mille Lac Elder Jim Chicago called for Thunder Bay residents to come together to build bridges during CBC Radio One’s Building Bridges community forum.

Residential school students honoured at Orange Shirt Day

Three sisters walked in honour of their mother during the Every Child Matters Indian Residential School Awareness Walk in Thunder Bay.

Cree language project on Aviva Community Fund voting list

Swampy Cree N dialect-language learning materials and curriculum are among the education projects up for voting at this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition.