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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Matawa looking at inter-community fibre optic network

Matawa First Nations is looking to develop a broadband fibre optic network for their five remote fly-in communities in the Ring of Fire area.

NAN high school students welcomed to Thunder Bay

First Nation role models shared their experiences and successes with about 300 high school students from Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory at the Working Together for Student Success student orientation.

Full Moon Memory Walk: calls mount for national inquiry

The 10th annual Full Moon Memory Walk was recognized by a number of city and police leaders as well as Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak.

DFC students learn about city hazards during memorial walk

A new intake of Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School students learned about six former students who died in Thunder Bay during the school’s fifth annual memorial walk.

Kakepetums’ book on Elders teachings sells out in 10 days

Eva and Abe Kakepetum have published another book — First Nations Life Anishininiiwi Bimaadiziwin Teachings of the Elders — which is aimed at Head Start programs for young Aboriginal children.

KO plans residential school gathering

Keewaytinook Okimakanak is hosting its third residential school gathering — Live and Hope Gathering II — from Sept. 23-25 at the Super 8 hotel in Red Lake.

Feature-length film shot in Wabigoon Lake and Fort William concludes

Wabigoon Lake’s Donna Chief enjoyed playing the role of a police officer during the recent shooting of an independent film — Fire Song — in her Treaty #3 community.

Stewardship Youth Rangers complete natural resource projects

Portage clearing and an invasive species campaign were among the wide variety of projects completed by Aboriginal Stewardship Youth Rangers this summer.

NLIP students teach cultural games to children at LU

Children’s games integrating culture and language were held on July 22 by third-year Native Language Instructors Program students at Lakehead University.

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.