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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Wapekeka student most popular human book in Thunder Bay

Wapekeka’s Nicole Quedent recently shared her life experiences during the third Human Library project in Thunder Bay.

Pikangikum nurse looks forward to potential Mars journey

A Pikangikum and former Cat Lake registered nurse has passed the first hurdle to be part of a pioneering journey to Mars in 2018.

Wapekeka Deputy Chief Norman Brown passes

Former Wapekeka chief Norman Brown is remembered for his tireless efforts to address the issue of suicide in First Nation communities.

Ontario approves logging plans on Grassy Narrows territory

Grassy Narrows has rejected a recently announced Ministry of Natural Resources plans to proceed with further clearcuts in the Treaty #3 community’s traditional territory.

Concerns raised over Non-Insured Health Benefits program

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for changes to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program due to a widening gap in health outcomes.

Action against Thunder Bay racism called for at Building Bridges event

Wikwemikong’s Donna Simon called for more dialogue between Thunder Bay residents during the Jan. 20 Building Bridges community gathering at Lakehead University.

North Spirit Lake plane crash survivor sues airline

The lone survivor of the January 2012 Keystone Air Service plane crash at North Spirit Lake is suing the airline and the dead pilot.

Northern FN Health Care expands health care in region

White Cedar Pharmacy and White Cedar Health Care Centre are moving forward with partnerships and expansions after first going into business this past summer.

Ojibwe language songs developed to keep language alive

Lac Seul’s Percy Ningewance and his sister Patricia Ningewance are looking to keep Anishinabemowin alive through the launch of Biindigen, an Ojibwe language songs CD.

DFC library receives Kobo’s

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School students now have access to 50 Kobo Touch eReaders thanks to a donation through Frontier College, Kobo and Free The Children.

Action against racism called for at building bridges event

Wikwemikong’s Donna Simon called for more dialogue between Thunder Bay residents during the Jan. 20 Building Bridges community gathering at Lakehead University.

KI artist focuses on family connections

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s Jean Marshall focused on family members in her latest art exhibition, Surface and Symbol, which is on exhibition from Jan. 10-Feb. 15 at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

Indian Boarding School monument planned

A monument is being planned for the former St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School (Fort William Indian Residential School) location at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets in Thunder Bay.

Indian Boarding School monument planned

A monument is being planned for the former St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School (Fort William Indian Residential School) location at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets in Thunder Bay.

Concerns raised over Non-Insured Health Benefits program

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for changes to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program due to a widening gap in health outcomes.