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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Nibinamik youth retreat features environmental monitoring

Micro-invertebrates training and the effects of climate change were among the topics shared by RoFATA environmental monitoring students at the 16th annual Nibinamik Youth Retreat.

Elders and youth go strawberry picking near Thunder Bay

Strawberry picking was the focus of a July 15 intergenerational program at the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre.

Environmental monitoring training underway at Matawa

This year’s science and environment workshops at the Nibinamik Youth Retreat were part of the training for the RoFATA Environmental Monitoring Training Program.

Airport/port authority possible for Ring of Fire

A former deputy minister of Transport Canada recently recommended an airport/port transportation authority model for the Ring of Fire mineral development area.

Red Road to Recovery sharing circles at Anishnawbe Mushkiki

Anishnawbe Mushkiki has developed weekly Red Road to Recovery sharing circles to assist people with addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies.

Elders inspire youth

Elders and youth have been sharing cultural values and learning from each other at the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre’s Inspire Elders to Inspire Youth project.

Keewaywin Conference set for Mount McKay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s XXXIII Keewaywin Conference is scheduled for Aug. 5-7 at Mount McKay in Fort William First Nation with McDowell Lake the host community.

Moose Cree-OPG partnership completes second hydro station

A second Lower Mattagami generating station has gone on stream for the Moose Cree First Nation-Ontario Power Generation hydro-power development partnership.

Lac Seul area artifacts displayed at Hudson homecoming

An exhibition of arrowheads and other artifacts from the Lac Seul area was featured during the Hudson Homecoming by local artifact hunters Scotty Angeconeb and Brad Hyslop.

Prehistoric archeological site uncovered near Sioux Lookout

A prehistoric archeological site was discovered last fall near Sioux Lookout by archeologist Jeff Bursey during a walk along a moose trail.

Superior Court to hear residential school testimonies case

Fort Albany’s Edmund Metatawabin does not want the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) residential school compensation claim records to be destroyed.

First Nations Day Gospel Concert a success

Muskrat Dam’s Roy Thunder enjoyed the music at the First Nations Day Gospel Concert and Let the Healing Waters Flow-2 Conference.

Aboriginal business students eligible for $3,000 awards

Aboriginal business students across Canada are now eligible for 188 $3,000 HSBC Indigenous Business Award scholarships over three years thanks to Indspire and HSBC Bank Canada.