Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

Gifts From the Elders highlights Elder and youth dialogue

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:23

A 60-minute documentary about connecting Elders and youth in communities along the northern shore of Lake Superior recently made its premiere in northern Ontario.
Gifts From the Elders follows five Anishinabe youth from Pic River and Batchewana First Nations on a summer research project with their Elders, whose stories guide them on a journey back to proceeding generations that lived a healthy lifestyle off the land.

Youth lead the way in KI event

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After five months of planning, a week of sleepless nights, and five days of fun and making connections, four Kitchenumaykoostib Inninuwug (KI) youth pulled off what many people doubted they could do.
Karyn Paishk, Justin Beardy, Leona Matthews and Faith McKay are the core group of youth that organized an event they say has never been done before: inviting average Canadians to spend five days in an isolated reserve to experience life in a First Nations community. The goal was to bridge the cultural gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and dispel negative stereotypes.

Timmins Native Friendship Centre celebrates grand opening of 30,000 sq foot building

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As a celebration of Aboriginal people and culture was taking place at Hollinger Park in Timmins on Aboriginal Day, the Timmins Native Friendship Centre (TNFC) also celebrated the opening of its new location.
More than 150 people attended the grand opening of the 30,000 square foot facility located on Kirby Street in downtown Timmins.
“It was so impressive and way beyond my expectations,” said executive director Veronica Nicholson. “It was the staff that really pulled everything off, making sure everything was in place.”

KI teach ancestors’ perspective of treaty signing

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When Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) hosted 43 average Canadians in their community, it gave them an opportunity to teach them about their treaty relationship.
This included a reenactment of the 1929 treaty signing but with a twist.
As the visitors and some local community members gathered at the memorial commemorating the location of the Treaty 9 signing site, Chief Donny Morris addressed everyone in Ojicree.
He then presented a “treaty” written in syllabics.

Cree communities prepare for summer celebration

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Two communities along the Hudson and James Bay coast are preparing for their annual summer gatherings.
Moose Cree First Nation, located on Moose Factory Island, is set to host its annual Gathering of Our People (GOOP) from July 23-27, while Weenusk First Nation, also known as Peawanuck, will host Mushkegowuk’s Creefest from Aug. 1-5.
The theme of GOOP for 2013 is “Celebrating Our Own,” and will feature mainly local talent such as Marilyn McLeod, the Wildflowers, George Small M.C., Rick Wabano, Nathan Cheechoo and company, and other local youth performers.

Moose Cree artist shortlisted for Canadian arts award

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A Moose Cree artist has recently been shortlisted for a preeminent national award geared towards emerging artists in the contemporary Canadian arts scene.
Duane Linklater is one of five finalists for the Sobey Art Award, which is awarded to a Canadian artist age 40 and under chosen “due to their extraordinary and rigorous practice” and who “demonstrates a distinct style and approach to film making, video, performance…where spectral and imaginative concepts are contrasted with tangible everyday environment.”

Cheechoo train bound for Russian league

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Former NHLer and one-time leading goal-scorer Jonathan Cheechoo has signed to play overseas this upcoming season.
The Moose Cree First Nation member has signed with Medvescak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), a Russian-based league, according to multiple reports.
The move comes after the 32-year-old spent the last three seasons playing in the minors in North America.
Last season, he scored 13 goals, 32 points in 35 games for the Oklahoma City Barons, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate for the Edmonton Oilers.

Kenora MP named minister of FedNor, Science and Technology

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Kenora MP Greg Rickford was appointed the new minister of Science and Technology as well as the minister responsible for FedNor during Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet shuffle announcement on July 15.
As the new FedNor minister, Rickford is now in charge of the federal government’s investments in the Ring of Fire chromite mining project in northwestern Ontario, specifically the government’s plan to improve skills development training so that the mine will have the workers it needs to operate.

Lack of Moosonee public docks raises safety concerns

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Residents in Moosonee and Moose Factory have expressed health and safety concerns after the Township of Moosonee sold off its public docks and blocked off road access to the area where boat passengers can be picked up.
For more than 60 years, Moosonee has installed public docks along the Moose River shoreline to facilitate passenger loading and unloading.


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