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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

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.

Joseph Esquega Health Centre opens in Thunder Bay

Holistic care for patients with opioid addictions is now available at the Joseph Esquega Health Centre in Thunder Bay.

Jordan’s Principle issues raised during SLFNHA AGM

First Nations child advocate Cindy Blackstock recently called for equality during the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority Annual General Meeting at the Lac Seul Event Centre.

Lakehead University celebrates teepee repair with painting

Lakehead University hosted a community teepee painting during its annual Fall Harvest to celebrate the repair of a teepee that was slashed and damaged last year.