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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Matawa First Nations celebrate 46 adult learner graduates

Eabametoong’s Danielle Baxter is aiming for a nursing career after graduating from Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services’ Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Program.

New bed and breakfast accommodations available in KI

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s Stanley Bluecoat has expanded his bed and breakfast accommodations by building the six-bedroom Sunset Lodging Bed and Breakfast in the West Bay area.

Local First Nations-focused book on healing now available

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School Elder Eva Kakepetum has written a book featuring her healing journey to help others with their own healing processes.

Local First Nations-focused book on healing now available

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School Elder Eva Kakepetum has written a book featuring her healing journey to help others with their own healing processes.

APTN to air series on indigenous history of the Americas

The indigenous history of the Americas before Columbus will be featured in an upcoming Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s miniseries — 1491: A New History of the Americas.

Rae calls for improved physical and social infrastructure

Former Ontario premier Bob Rae called for respectful partnership in resource development during the Grow Greenstone Expo, held March 17-18 in Thunder Bay.

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.