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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Wabigoon Lake picks up two more water taste awards in 2013

Wabigoon Lake’s two awards in 2013 for best tasting water is Wawatay’s #1 Health story of the year.

Peetabeck basketball team make OFSAA

The Fort Albany senior girls basketball team’s run to the provincial championships this fall is Wawatay’s #1 Sports story of the year.

Lac Seul teams win both March break hockey tournaments

The Lac Seul Eagle’s third straight championship at the Northern First Nations Hockey Tournament is Wawatay’s #2 Sports story of the year.

KI says no to proposed MNR aerial moose inventory survey

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug has rejected a proposed Ministry of Natural Resources aerial moose inventory survey set to begin on Jan. 8 over its traditional lands.

Couchiching Chief Chuck McPherson dies suddenly

Couchiching First Nation Chief Chuck McPherson is remembered as a tireless advocate for his community and all of Treaty #3.

KI says no to proposed MNR aerial moose inventory survey

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug has rejected a proposed Ministry of Natural Resources aerial moose inventory survey set to begin on Jan. 8 over its traditional lands.

DFC focuses on global warming in An Honourary Elf play

Intrigue and global warming headlined two Dec. 12 presentations of An Honourary Elf by students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School.

DFC students win business awards

Deer Lake’s Alyssa Meekis earned first-place honours and $300 for her photography business plan at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School’s annual business awards.

Bearskin Lake, Naongashiing receive funding for business centres

The Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing (Big Island) are looking forward to the construction of a new 7,000-square-foot business centre.

Aboriginal artisans do “very well” at Victoriaville sale

Slate Falls’ Chancillor Crane used his birch root carvings to overcome a tragedy in his community this past summer.

B.C. carver’s huge Thunderbird carving a hit at Victoriaville

Coast Salish carver George Franks’s hand-carved Thunderbird was a hit at the 13th Annual Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Xmas Gift Show and Sale.

ONWA calls for help to end violence against Aboriginal women

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is calling for all Canadians to help end violence against Aboriginal women.

Treaty 3 Ogichidaa to co-chair Aboriginal Justice Advisory Group

Grand Council Treaty #3 Ogichidaa Warren White is looking forward to providing advice to the Ontario Attorney General as co-chair of the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Group.

Auditor General calls for emergency prevention

The Auditor General has raised flags about the way emergencies are handled in First Nation communities in his 2013 Fall Report, released on Nov. 26.

AANDC minister stands by First Nations Education Act

Although First Nation leaders and community members have firmly rejected the federal government’s Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada Minister Bernard Valcourt is still standing by his proposed legislation.