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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

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.

Traditional medicines book launched

Pic River’s Raphael Moses recently launched his Holistic Adventures book on traditional medicines at DefSup’s Feb. 21 Book Market and Launch.

Rapping dad featured at Embrace Life Forum

Rapping dad Derek Clark was a hit during the 10th Embrace Life Forum, held Feb. 18-19 in Thunder Bay.

Moose Cree First Nation benefits from saveONenergy program

The Ontario Power Authority’s saveONenergy Aboriginal Conservation Program is a hit in Moose Cree First Nation.

Constance Lake wins housing award — 106 homes over 15 years

Constance Lake’s consistent house-building efforts were rewarded with the 2014 Community Innovation Housing Award at the 12th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference.

Sandy Lake’s midget champions headed to Northern Bands

Sandy Lake was among the big winners at the Little Bands tournament in Sioux Lookout and now some of the players from the midget team are heading back for the upcoming Northern Bands Hockey Tournament.

Moose Cree expands fishing and hunting business

Moose Cree First Nation now offers more than 7,000 square miles of prime fishing, hunting and outdoor tourism adventures across the James Bay Lowlands.

Wasaya is '100 per cent safe': 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.

First Nations looking to manage Whiskey Jack Forest

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister called for First Nations management of the Whiskey Jack Forest during the Feb. 4-5 First Nations Forestry Summit in Thunder Bay.

Concerns raised over AANDC’s $106 million of litigation

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)’s $106 million in litigation spending has raised flags in Ottawa and with the Chiefs of Ontario.

Lac Seul co-hosts Little Bands tournament

Sandy Lake, Lac Seul and Bearskin Lake were the big winners at the 2014 Little Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament.

Thunder Bay renewing Aboriginal Liaison Strategy

Calls for an Aboriginal ombudsman were made during a Feb. 3 Aboriginal Liaison Strategy renewal meeting in Thunder Bay.

NADF micro lending circle kicks off in Lac Seul

Lac Seul’s Mona Gordon is looking to start up a gasoline convenience store at the Kejick Bay turnoff through Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund’s Micro Lending Program.

Cedar mask carving lessons underway in Thunder Bay

Weekly cedar mask making workshops by Nigigoonsiminikaaning artist Perry Perrault are featured on Saturdays at the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre in Thunder Bay.

Embrace Life Forum 2014 to feature U.S. singers and speakers

Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Embrace Life Forum 2014, which begins today (Feb. 18) will feature two evenings concerts featuring award-winning gospel singers and motivational speakers from the United States.