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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Chiefs reject federal legislation on First Nation education

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has reiterated its rejection of the federal government’s legislation on First Nation education after it recently tabled Bill C-33, also know as the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

Chiefs of Ontario, tribal councils face cuts

A number of First Nations tribal and regional councils in Ontario are facing budget cuts of up to 64 per cent to their core funding.

NOSM students to undergo safeTALK training for suicide

Suicide awareness training has been added to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s curriculum in response to the high rates of suicide in northern Ontario.

Matawa First Nations celebrate 46 adult learner graduates

Eabametoong’s Danielle Baxter is aiming for a nursing career after graduating from Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services’ Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Program.

New bed and breakfast accommodations available in KI

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s Stanley Bluecoat has expanded his bed and breakfast accommodations by building the six-bedroom Sunset Lodging Bed and Breakfast in the West Bay area.

Local First Nations-focused book on healing now available

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School Elder Eva Kakepetum has written a book featuring her healing journey to help others with their own healing processes.

Local First Nations-focused book on healing now available

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School Elder Eva Kakepetum has written a book featuring her healing journey to help others with their own healing processes.

APTN to air series on indigenous history of the Americas

The indigenous history of the Americas before Columbus will be featured in an upcoming Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s miniseries — 1491: A New History of the Americas.

Matawa signs framework agreement with Ontario

Matawa First Nations and Ontario have signed a framework agreement that the two parties say will ensure the First Nation communities benefit from the proposed Ring of Fire development.

Rae calls for improved physical and social infrastructure

Former Ontario premier Bob Rae called for respectful partnership in resource development during the Grow Greenstone Expo, held March 17-18 in Thunder Bay.

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win students celebrate spring with feast

Grassy Narrows’ Jackie Swain and Roxanne Loon are enjoying their Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute Native Early Childhood Education placements in Thunder Bay.

Grade 8 students create faces for Faceless Dolls Project

The issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women was recently shared with students in Thunder Bay through Lakehead University’s local faceless dolls project.

First Nations interested in mutual gain: Ovide Mercredi

Former national chief Ovide Mercredi called for mutual advantages from resource development during the Grow Greenstone Expo, held March 17-18 in Thunder Bay.

Elders need to share traditional knowledge

Mishkeegogamang’s Erin Bottle called for Elders to share more traditional knowledge with youth during a Lakehead University Elders and Youth Round Table.

Education guide aimed at educators, social workers, lawyers

An education guide has been added to the garnetsjourney.com residential school to reconciliation website for use by educators at all levels.