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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

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.

Four Treaty #3 communities face record-high water levels

Four Treaty #3 communities face record-high water levels

Liberals win majority in June 12 provincial election

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is calling the June 12 Liberal majority provincial election victory a potential win-win for First Nations.

Muskrat Dam and Sachigo sign on with North Star Air

Air transportation savings are on the horizon for Muskrat Dam and Sachigo Lake after signing on to a strategic business partnership with North Star Air and its alliance company Cargo North.

Residential school survivors re-victimized

Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Grand Council Treaty #3 have raised concerns about residential school survivors being “victimized” over their compensation claims.

KiHS students travel to Encounters with Canada youth forum

Bearskin Lake’s Zachary Beardy and 11 other KiHS (Keewaytinook Internet High School) students recently completed a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Encounters with Canada youth forum in Ottawa.

First Nation artists participate in Waterfront Art Sale

First Nation artists Jean Marshall and Christian Chapman had a shorter winter than most artists in northwestern Ontario due to their seven-week group residency in Alberta.

RoFATA trainees aiming for Ring of Fire careers

Better career options are the goal for many of the Matawa First Nations trainees currently pursuing Ring of Fire Training Alliance (RoFATA) Tier 2 and 3 training.