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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Aboriginal people get embedded with radio crew, police

The Embedded project offered ordinary Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people the chance to explore, examine and experience life outside their cultural comfort zone.

Sisters in Spirit vigil honours missing and murdered women

The names of 66 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls were read aloud to honour their lives during an Oct. 4 Sisters in Spirit vigil in Thunder Bay.

NAN launches residential school curriculum to help educate public

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has launched the NAN Residential School Curriculum to provide high school students with more knowledge about the history and impacts of the residential school system.

All-weather roads under consideration: chiefs

Discussions about all-weather roads and winter roads are ramping up across Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory.

Embedded for day with radio crew, police

A day with CBC Radio’s Superior Morning crew was a hit with Anishinabe author Sandi Boucher.

Ontario Human Rights Commission visits Thunder Bay

Competing human rights were featured during a recent Ontario Human Rights Commission Training on the Policy on competing human rights training session in Thunder Bay.

Youth centre in works for Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre is planning to develop a youth centre in the former Port Arthur Ukrainian Prosvita Society building in central Thunder Bay.

Idle No More rallies for Royal Proclamation 250th anniversary

Attawapiskat’s Idle No More Peace Rally Walk was one of more than 50 events held across Canada and the world on Oct. 7 to recognize the 250th anniversary of the British Royal Proclamation.

Wabauskang challenges Ontario at Supreme Court

Wabauskang Chief Leslie Cameron recently recalled the pain he felt when he discovered a clearcut through part of his family’s trapline.

Students compete in Amazing Race

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nation High School’s Amazing Race was a success even though it was postponed for about a week due to rain.

Jury review committee includes six prominent Aboriginal members

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is looking to create fundamental change in Ontario’s justice system through the recently announced Juries Review Implementation Committee.

Full Moon Memory Walk organizer calls for change

Full Moon Memory Walk organizer Sharon Johnson has seen some changes since she began the annual walk for missing and murdered Aboriginal and Metis women nine years ago.

Thunder Bay Marathon “awesome” for Wunnumin runners

Wunnumin’s Lazarus Angees and Evelyn Gliddy completed their first full marathons on Sept. 22 at the Thunder Bay Marathon with times of 3:50:38 and 4:23:42.

Treaty 3 trapping program seeks to lure youth

Grand Council Treaty 3 is looking for more youth to get involved in trapping through Ontario’s new youth trapping program.

Welcome Path video launched to help students’ transition

First Nation students moving to Thunder Bay for their education now have another tool to help them with their transition — the recently-launched Welcome Path video.