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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Lac Seul looking to host conferences

Lac Seul is looking to host conferences such as the recent Grand Council Treaty #3 Chiefs Fall Assembly at the brand new Lac Seul Events Centre.

Wreath laid to honour Aboriginal servicewomen

A wreath honouring Aboriginal servicewomen from World War II was laid by Mishkeegogamang’s Isabelle Mercier during the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Waverly Park in Thunder Bay.

NAN talks education with Treaty #3 chiefs

Nishnawbe Aski Nation recently met with Grand Council Treaty #3 about the federal government’s Proposal for a Bill on First Nations Education.

Traditional protocols to continue

The traditional protocols employed during Grand Council Treaty #3’s chief assemblies will no longer be fully funded by the federal government due to funding cutbacks.

KO joins Wataynikaneyap Power

Five Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities and AECOM, a Fortune 500 company, have joined the Wataynikaneyap Power partnership group to help develop a new transmission line to service remote First Nation communities.

Lakehead University teepee slashed at ceremonial grounds

The motivation behind the recent slashing of a teepee at Lakehead University’s ceremonial grounds is being questioned by Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, the university’s vice-provost Aboriginal Initiatives.

Youth baseball and hockey leagues suggested for Treaty #3

Former Toronto Blue Jay players may soon be coaching Grand Council Treaty #3 youth about the skills and fundamentals of baseball.

Local First Nations support Elsipogtog protest

First Nations across Ontario reacted with shock to the Oct. 17 Royal Canadian Mounted Police action at a shale gas protest site near Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick.

Pic Mobert celebrates Gitchi Animki Hydroelectric Project

Pic Mobert recently celebrated the ground breaking of the Gitchi Animki Hydroelectric Project on its traditional territory on the White River.

Juries Review Implementation Committee meets in Thunder Bay

Concerns about Ontario’s justice system and jury roll process were heard by Ontario’s Juries Review Implementation Committee during its first session on Oct. 10 in Thunder Bay.

Grandmother finds life tough on the street

Life on the street in Thunder Bay has been “very tough” for a grandmother from Eabametoong. “It’s getting a lot worse now,” Deborah Waboose said on a sunny Thanksgiving Day in the Intercity area. “We’ve lost so many people in the past month and a half. They’re gone — died.”

Status Cards Welcome decals reintroduced in Thunder Bay

Chapleau Cree’s Tracey Turner is looking forward to better service after the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce reintroduced its Status Cards Welcome decals.

Kenora jail prisoner graduates from Wahsa

Wahsa Distance Education Centre’s secondary school program has provided a Kenora District Jail inmate with an opportunity to pursue a college education while in jail.

Talk4Healing celebrates year of helping women

Talk4Healing recently celebrated the first anniversary of its free and confidential help line for Aboriginal women across northern Ontario.