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Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

National chief helps build home for Kakekagumick family

Sandy Lake’s Ida Kakekagumick is looking forward to spending Christmas with her three grandchildren in their new Habitat for Humanity home in Ottawa.

Aboriginal centre planned for LU

Lakehead University has plans to build a new Kendaasiwin Centre on the site of the oldest residence building on campus.

DFC holds annual memorial walk

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler does not want to see any more high school student deaths in Thunder Bay.

First law school in northern Ontario opens

Former Sandy Lake chief Adam Fiddler took another step towards his childhood dream of being a lawyer on Sept. 4 as a member of the inaugural class at Lakehead University’s new Faculty of Law.

Aboriginal liaison focus group to include youth

Thunder Bay plans to include youth participants in an upcoming focus group session on the renewal of the Aboriginal Liaison Strategy.

Vice-provost kicks off new initiatives

Lakehead University’s new vice-provost Aboriginal initiatives is looking forward to helping out with Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School’s upcoming Amazing Race.

Embedded on the CBC

Aboriginal participants now have a chance to hang with Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs, the CBC newsroom, a Thunder Bay police officer or a mining company executive for a day thanks to CBC Thunder Bay’s new radio project — Embedded.

Embracing golf for a good cause

Murray Waboose and Team Matawa took home first place honours with a 56 at the 2013 Nishnawbe Aski Nation Embrace Life Golf Tournament.

DFC teacher looks forward to new school year

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School is kicking off the new school year with an Amazing Race to different locations via Thunder Bay’s transit system.

Youth develop entrepreneurial skills

Radio, health, curling and film production are some of the service and business ideas developed by a group of young Aboriginal entrepreneurs during this summer’s SAYbiz program.

Nutritious meals program needed

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic is calling for the federal government to support the Conference Board of Canada’s recommendation for a nutritious meals program in all schools.

Frustrated Grassy Narrows youth erect blockade

An Aug. 22 a blockade to protect sacred areas at Keys Lake, south of Grassy Narrows, was one of the highlights of the Grassy Narrows Youth Gathering.

Grassy Narrows supporters march on premier’s home

Hundreds of Grassy Narrows supporters marched on the home of Premier Kathleen Wynne this past weekend over mercury poisoning in the Treaty #3 community’s homelands.

Wasaya Group names new president

Wasaya Airways’ Tom Morris has been assigned acting president and CEO duties at Wasaya Group in addition to his ongoing leadership role at Wasaya Airways.