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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

North Spirit Lake plane crash survivor sues airline

The lone survivor of the January 2012 Keystone Air Service plane crash at North Spirit Lake is suing the airline and the dead pilot.

Northern FN Health Care expands health care in region

White Cedar Pharmacy and White Cedar Health Care Centre are moving forward with partnerships and expansions after first going into business this past summer.

Ojibwe language songs developed to keep language alive

Lac Seul’s Percy Ningewance and his sister Patricia Ningewance are looking to keep Anishinabemowin alive through the launch of Biindigen, an Ojibwe language songs CD.

DFC library receives Kobo’s

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School students now have access to 50 Kobo Touch eReaders thanks to a donation through Frontier College, Kobo and Free The Children.

Action against racism called for at building bridges event

Wikwemikong’s Donna Simon called for more dialogue between Thunder Bay residents during the Jan. 20 Building Bridges community gathering at Lakehead University.

KI artist focuses on family connections

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s Jean Marshall focused on family members in her latest art exhibition, Surface and Symbol, which is on exhibition from Jan. 10-Feb. 15 at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

Indian Boarding School monument planned

A monument is being planned for the former St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School (Fort William Indian Residential School) location at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets in Thunder Bay.

Indian Boarding School monument planned

A monument is being planned for the former St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School (Fort William Indian Residential School) location at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets in Thunder Bay.

Concerns raised over Non-Insured Health Benefits program

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for changes to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program due to a widening gap in health outcomes.

Grade 4 and 5 students learn about and create jingle dress

A beautiful jingle dress was recently designed and created by Grade 4 and 5 students at the St. James Public School Biwaase’aa program in Thunder Bay.

Weagamow musician performs at national music awards show

Nick Sherman’s performance at and nomination to the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards is Wawatay’s #1 Entertainment story of the year.

Wabigoon Lake picks up two more water taste awards in 2013

Wabigoon Lake’s two awards in 2013 for best tasting water is Wawatay’s #1 Health story of the year.

Peetabeck basketball team make OFSAA

The Fort Albany senior girls basketball team’s run to the provincial championships this fall is Wawatay’s #1 Sports story of the year.

Lac Seul teams win both March break hockey tournaments

The Lac Seul Eagle’s third straight championship at the Northern First Nations Hockey Tournament is Wawatay’s #2 Sports story of the year.