Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

Fort Severn receives new elementary school

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

Elementary students in Fort Severn First Nation will study in a new school once construction is completed in a few years.
The federal government announced on Aug. 9 that it has committed funding to construct a new school for the northernmost community in Ontario, replacing the Washaho elementary school, which is located in a series of portables.

Federal minister refuses to sign off on housing project for Attawapiskat

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

Leaders in Attawapiskat First Nation are disappointed that Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan would not sign off on a project to build 30 houses in the community.
On Aug. 2, the community received a letter from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) saying it could not finance the proposed housing project to build 30 duplexes because Duncan refused to sign off on the agreement.

Residential school impacts still seen at Kenora jail

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

Inmates in the Kenora District Jail were able make statements about their residential school experience when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) visited the prison on Aug. 8 and 9.
TRC Chair Justice Murray Sinclair said Canadian correctional institutions house a disproportionately high number of Aboriginal inmates.

Feds refuse to sign off on housing project for Attawapiskat

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

Leaders in Attawapiskat First Nation are disappointed that Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan would not sign off on a project to build 30 houses in the community.
On Aug. 2, the community received a letter from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) saying it could not finance the proposed housing project to build 30 duplexes because Duncan refused to sign off on the agreement.

Child services cuts on James Bay coast

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

The executive director of a child and family welfare agency on the James Bay coast was “shocked” to discover last month that the provincial government cut their budget by almost nine per cent.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services executive director Charlene Reuben did not expect the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to cut the agency’s annual budget by $1.7 million.

Assembly of First Nations announces education forum

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

First Nation leaders from across Canada will be gathering in Ottawa from Oct. 2-4 to participate in the Chiefs Assembly on Education.
The three-day gathering will be an opportunity for a full discussion on supporting First Nations education and identifying strategies to move forward in critical areas such as treaty rights, jurisdiction, funding and language.

Province slashes Payukotayno budget

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:27

The executive director of a child and family welfare agency on the James Bay coast was “shocked” to discover last month that the provincial government cut their budget by almost nine per cent.
Payukotayno: James & Hudson Bay Family Services executive director Charlene Reuben did not expect the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to cut the agency’s annual budget by $1.7 million.

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