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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Start something that matters for social enterprise

Keewaywin’s Barb Monias and Homer Vincent are looking to develop a social enterprise — an Internet cafe — to provide youth with a safe place to socialize.

Fort William continues court battle against wind project

Fort William First Nation recently achieved success after an Ontario court decided it would not intervene in Horizon Wind’s application to construct a wind farm near the community.

Lac Seul and Hudson planning homecoming for late June

Lac Seul has joined the neighbouring community of Hudson for a homecoming celebration in late June.

Dog team rides a “blast from the past”

Lac Seul’s Jesse Terry and his sled dog team brought the past back to life for a number of First Nation communities this past winter.

Sequin arts and crafts show held in Thunder Bay

Wauzhusk Onigum’s John Paul Lavand is looking forward to showing his art at the upcoming Northern Ontario Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sale in downtown Toronto.

Three Lakehead University alumni honoured with awards

Lac Seul artist Ahmoo Angeconeb and two other First Nation Lakehead University alumni were among the five honoured at the 2014 Lakehead University Alumni Awards Dinner.

Aroland rejects proposed open pit mine near Geraldton

Aroland has rejected the open pit mine proposed by Premier Gold Mines Limited near Geraldton over environmental concerns, including destruction of a 16-acre lake.

NOSM researchers feasted for work on vaccine

Two Northern Ontario School of Medicine researchers were recently feasted by Lac Seul for their research into a vaccine for a bacterial pathogen that affects First Nations people.

Eabametoong counsellor named ONECA’s counsellor of the year

Eabametoong education counsellor Caroline Yesno’s commitment to the pursuit of higher education goals, not only for students but for herself, recently paid off with the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) President’s Counsellor of the Year Award.

DFC celebrates 23 graduates

After struggling in a provincial high school last year, Neskantaga’s Clyde Moonias found a new path to success at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School, where he graduated on May 13 along with 22 other students.

Meekis’ plan finishes fifth out of 160

Sandy Lake’s Scott Meekis finished fifth in the 2014 Enter the Den business plan competition after an unusual flight to the May 22 event in Thunder Bay.

Ring of Fire development a hot topic in election campaign

Developing the Ring of Fire was a hot topic just before the leadership debate on northern Ontario issues began on May 26.

Wabaseemoong controls dog population with help of vet team

Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) has achieved success with no reported puppies this spring after two annual veterinary spaying and neutering clinics.

Flooding prompts evacuation of Kashechewan

About 600 Kashechewan evacuees are doing well in Thunder Bay after being evacuated over the May 10-11 weekend due to flooding from the Albany River.

Neskantaga issues call to action over living conditions

Neskantaga recently issued a call to action to improve living conditions after three youth committed suicide since last summer, including a 16-year-old girl on April 2.