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Xavier Kataquapit

Wabun Tribal Council marks 25th anniversary in 2015

Wabun Tribal Council marked its 25th Anniversary in April 2015. From its creation by the Chiefs of Wabun, the Tribal Council has provided administrative and Health Care administration through a variety of services which are guided by Wabun executive and staff. The Council has also employed many individual Wabun members who are community based.

Wabun Youth Gathering All About Hope

Life for a young person today is a challenge. They live in such a fast paced world where much is expected of them...

We Need To Be More Responsible In Harvesting Wildlife On The Land

We somehow still believe that there is a lot of wildlife on this planet...

There is no such thing as a bad movie

Most of my non-Native friends find it funny that I can sit through a really bad movie. The fact is that for the first 15 years of my life all I got to see were mostly bad movies. The luxury of having access to new Hollywood blockbusters and quality movies didn’t happen for me until I was in my late teens.

Nomadic Natives on the road

I recall as a teenager being eager to head south from my home in Attawapiskat to visit cities that were hosting summer events...

The Thing That Flies

I recall my early infatuation with “kah-mee-nah-mee-kok,” literary translated from Cree as “the thing that flies” or in modern English as “airplanes.”

Life Just Got Better For The Children Of Attawapiskat

Congratulations to everyone in Attawapiskat who fought so hard over many years to lobby for the construction of a new public school.

Meditation By Tractor

I have been thinking lately of buying a tractor.

Getting Ready For Winter

The forest surrounding the lake and near my cottage is dense with pine, birch and poplar trees, all kinds of brush, blueberry plants, mushrooms and plentiful wildlife.

The Magic Bus Ride

I took a road trip recently to southern Quebec to meet my mom Susan in Trois-Riveries...

The Legacy Of Laughter

I awoke today to the sad news that Robin Williams had passed away...

Wabun Youth Gathering: A Template For Success

Suicide is a major problem in First Nations right across the country.

Wabun Youth Gathering changing lives

Jean Lemieux and Mike Archer of Wabun Tribal Council Health Services took the healing dream of the late Elder Thomas Saunders and made it a reality with the creation of the annual Wabun Youth Gathering.

A Matter Of Survival

My experience with religion has been interesting to say the least.