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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

DFC focuses on global warming in An Honourary Elf play

Intrigue and global warming headlined two Dec. 12 presentations of An Honourary Elf by students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School.

DFC students win business awards

Deer Lake’s Alyssa Meekis earned first-place honours and $300 for her photography business plan at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School’s annual business awards.

Bearskin Lake, Naongashiing receive funding for business centres

The Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing (Big Island) are looking forward to the construction of a new 7,000-square-foot business centre.

Aboriginal artisans do “very well” at Victoriaville sale

Slate Falls’ Chancillor Crane used his birch root carvings to overcome a tragedy in his community this past summer.

B.C. carver’s huge Thunderbird carving a hit at Victoriaville

Coast Salish carver George Franks’s hand-carved Thunderbird was a hit at the 13th Annual Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Xmas Gift Show and Sale.

ONWA calls for help to end violence against Aboriginal women

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is calling for all Canadians to help end violence against Aboriginal women.

Treaty 3 Ogichidaa to co-chair Aboriginal Justice Advisory Group

Grand Council Treaty #3 Ogichidaa Warren White is looking forward to providing advice to the Ontario Attorney General as co-chair of the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Group.

Auditor General calls for emergency prevention

The Auditor General has raised flags about the way emergencies are handled in First Nation communities in his 2013 Fall Report, released on Nov. 26.

AANDC minister stands by First Nations Education Act

Although First Nation leaders and community members have firmly rejected the federal government’s Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Canada Minister Bernard Valcourt is still standing by his proposed legislation.

Mandela honoured by national chief during memorial services

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo performed a Nuu-chah-nulth ceremony and presented an eagle feather during Nelson Mandela’s memorial services in South Africa.

Fish, birds, animals featured in fabric artwork

Patricia Ningewance’s fabric art has inspired others to begin creating their own forms of art.

Quantum leap forward required

Gull Bay Chief Wilfred King said the consultation process has not worked for his community during the Nov. 5-7 Robinson Superior Regional Economic Development Summit.

Chief Theresa Nelson passing on trapping skills to daughter

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Chief Theresa Nelson is passing on her family’s trapping traditions, including her own 34 years of trapping knowledge, to her daughter.

Wabigoon Lake wins third water taste award in past year

Wabigoon Lake recently won its third award for the best tasting water in northwestern Ontario. “That was definitely something,” said Marcel Shabaquay, Wabigoon Lake’s water plant operator.