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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

NAN chiefs reject Bill C-33

Nishnawbe Aski Nation chiefs rejected the federal government’s Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, during a May 6-7 gathering in Thunder Bay.

Aboriginal artisans to market arts and crafts in Toronto

The Northern Ontario Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sale is on for this August at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Bill C-33 rejected by Ontario chiefs

The Chiefs of Ontario Indigenous Education Summit delegates have rejected the federal government’s proposed Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

DFC student makes finals of Enter the Den competition

Sandy Lake’s Scott Meekis is excited about reaching the finals in the Enter the Den business writing plan competition for Thunder Bay high school students.

Homeless soccer players aiming for national tournament

A group of Thunder Bay’s homeless soccer players are practicing on Thursday evenings for an opportunity to play in the Canada Cup Tournament from May 28-31.

DFC student rewarded at 5th Annual Aboriginal Science Fair

Deer Lake’s Misti Harding won the Best Use of Primary Research award for her diabetes presentation at the 5th Annual Aboriginal Science Fair at Confederation College.

Matawa celebrates framework agreement with Premier Wynne

Neskantaga Chief Peter Moonias called for more “meat” on the Ring of Fire regional framework agreement during the April 24 celebration with Premier Kathleen Wynne in Thunder Bay.

Deer Lake celebrates ground-breaking solar power system

Five Deer Lake families will soon have new homes thanks to the installation of a groundbreaking solar power system at the Deer Lake School.

NAN, Canada partner to help women achieve economic goals

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is aiming to advance the economic security and prosperity of First Nations women and girls through $200,000 in federal government funding.

Mushkegowuk Council, communities seeking Ring of Fire opportunities

The Mushkegowuk Council and member communities are calling for a major role in economic opportunities from the Ring of Fire mineral exploration area in the James Bay Lowlands.

Wasaya Airways aircraft grounded after door opens during April 24 takeoff

A Wasaya Airways Beechcraft 1900 twin-engine turboprop was grounded for five days in Sachigo after a door opened during takeoff on April 24.

Chiefs reject federal legislation on First Nation education

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has reiterated its rejection of the federal government’s legislation on First Nation education after it recently tabled Bill C-33, also know as the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

Chiefs of Ontario, tribal councils face cuts

A number of First Nations tribal and regional councils in Ontario are facing budget cuts of up to 64 per cent to their core funding.

NOSM students to undergo safeTALK training for suicide

Suicide awareness training has been added to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s curriculum in response to the high rates of suicide in northern Ontario.