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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win students celebrate spring with feast

Grassy Narrows’ Jackie Swain and Roxanne Loon are enjoying their Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute Native Early Childhood Education placements in Thunder Bay.

Grade 8 students create faces for Faceless Dolls Project

The issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women was recently shared with students in Thunder Bay through Lakehead University’s local faceless dolls project.

First Nations interested in mutual gain: Ovide Mercredi

Former national chief Ovide Mercredi called for mutual advantages from resource development during the Grow Greenstone Expo, held March 17-18 in Thunder Bay.

Elders need to share traditional knowledge

Mishkeegogamang’s Erin Bottle called for Elders to share more traditional knowledge with youth during a Lakehead University Elders and Youth Round Table.

Education guide aimed at educators, social workers, lawyers

An education guide has been added to the garnetsjourney.com residential school to reconciliation website for use by educators at all levels.

NAN Legal looking to provide Gladue workers in communities

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services is looking to provide Gladue workers in Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities through recently announced Legal Aid Ontario funding.

Solar power system installed at Deer Lake Elementary School

Deer Lake recently completed the largest solar project undertaken in the Sioux Lookout zone by installing a solar power system in the community’s elementary school.

Expanded polystyrene foundations to be introduced to north

Moose Cree’s William Small is planning to introduce a new polystyrene foundation system to First Nation communities through his company — Eco Fab Structures Inc.

Long Lake #58 signs onto land management agreement

Long Lake #58 is looking to get more businesses off the ground by signing on with the federal government’s Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management.

Full Moon Memory Walk co-founder honoured at LUNSA Annual Powwow

The life of Full Moon Memory Walk co-founder Lynne Sharman was honoured during a special dance at the Lakehead University Native Student Association’s Annual Powwow.

Gearldton youth wins award for multiple-choice ending book

Geraldton’s Lennox Michon recently won an award for his multiple-choice ending book Impossible at the 4th Annual Writing Contest in Thunder Bay.

Free, prior and informed consent applied to forests

The Forest Stewardship Council has added the concept of free, prior and informed consent to its forest management standards around the world.

Youth check out entrepreneurship and business opportunities

Entrepreneurship for youth was the focus of Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund’s recent Nishnawbe Kids Business Program at the Landmark Inn in Thunder Bay.

Wasaya Airways is OK: CEO Tom Morris

Wasaya Airways CEO Tom Morris says the 25-year-old First Nations airline is not in financial straights as indicated in a December 2013 letter to the ownership chiefs.

Regional chief questions federal budget’s lack of infrastructure funding

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is questioning the lack of First Nations capital infrastructure funding in the recent federal budget.