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Wagamese receives honourary degree from Lakehead University

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Acclaimed First Nations author Richard Wagamese received an honourary Doctor of Letters from Lakehead University on May 31.
A member of Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, Wagamese has published 13 books in his writing career.
He is known for his many books including Indian Horse, which describes the life of an Ojibwe man who, as a child, was taken from his family and his northern Ontario home and put in the residential school system.
His most recent book is Medicine Walk, a novel about the struggle between a father and son set in British Columbia.

Remembering a fearless leader

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Stanley James Louttit was born on April 29, 1950 on his family’s traditional homelands at Lake River, located about 100 miles north of Attawapiskat.
As a child, he was sent to the Bishop Horden Memorial School also known as the Horden Hall Residential School.
It was there that he met his friend of 57 years, Phillip Sutherland Jr.

Treaty, encouraging youth part of Louttit’s legacy

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Once Stan Louttit was elected as grand chief of Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, he dove right into his work.
“From the get-go, we were neck-deep in the issues,” recalled Charlie Angus, who was elected as MP of the Timmins-James Bay riding that year in 2004. “In the fight for clean water in Kashechewan, the issue of schooling in Attawapiskat, housing in Fort Albany, Stan was always there.”
Louttit was a leader that ensured he had direction from the chiefs he represented, according to Mushkegowuk Deputy Grand Chief Leo Friday.


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