Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

Honourable mention: Treaty commissioner diary discovery

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The discovery of the diaries of Treaty 9 commissioners by the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council appears to confirm what many First Nation leaders have been saying all along: that many oral agreements were made between the government and the First Nations that were not reflected in the treaty written in 1905.
“We’re finding the treaty commissioners … said many, many things to our forefathers in regards to the treaty for the purpose of getting that X,” Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit said.

Four dead in North Spirit plane crash

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Four people died in a plane that crashed near North Spirit Lake First Nation. A lone survivor was taken to hospital for injuries.
The small Piper PA 31 Navajo aircraft was bound for the community on Jan. 10 from Winnipeg when it crashed on the lake at 10 a.m. approximately one kilometer from the community airport. When community members arrived on the scene, the plane was engulfed in flames.
They attempted to douse the flames with snow and by pumping water from a hole drilled in the ice, to no avail.

Fort Albany prepares for Great Moon Gathering

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This year’s annual Great Moon Gathering will take place in Fort Albany from Feb. 16-17.
The Great Moon Gathering is an annual conference that brings together educators from all of the eight Omushkego Education Authorities and surrounding communities to engage in professional development, share resources and ideas with one another.

Red Cross continues Attawapiskat donations

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The Canadian Red Cross continues to bring in much-needed supplies into Attawapiskat, which declared a state of emergency due to a housing crisis in late-October.
The emergency relief organization will be bringing new wood stoves to replace old ones used by a number of community members. The wood stoves add to long list of needed supplies brought into the community, which includes sleeping bags, heaters, generators, First Aid kits, crank flashlights, fire extinguishers, and industrial laundry equipment, among others.

Online gaming helps youth keep in touch

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I still remember opening the Christmas gift with my sister when I was a wee lad and being so excited to find a brand new Nintendo Entertainment System. Thus began the video game aspect of my life as I immersed myself in the playing of Blades of Steel, Contra and of course the eponymous Super Mario games.
This transferred to subsequent systems: NHL’94, and the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and the Lost Vikings on the Super Nintendo; Goldeneye and Star Fox on the Nintendo 64; and
Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter and the Driver games on the Playstation.

North Spirit Lake responds to tragedy

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North Spirit Lake’s Darcy Keesick was thinking about shoveling his driveway on the morning of Jan. 9.
A blizzard had blanketed the First Nation overnight, and it was still snowing.
Then, sometime after 10 a.m. local time, Keesick’s wife Susan, who had been working at the community’s general store, came running to the house.
A plane had crashed just outside the community.

ᓂᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑭᐊᐱᒋᔑᓄᐠ ᐯᔑᐠ ᐱᒪᑎᓯ

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ᒣᒣᑫᐧᔑᐃᐧᓴᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᐁᐅᒋᐨ ᑕᕑᓯ ᑭᓯᐠ ᐅᒪᒥᑐᓀᑕᓇᐸᐣ ᐁᐃᐧ ᐁᐧᐸᐦᐊᑯᓀᐨ ᐊᑲᐧᒋᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᓴᑭᒋᐱᓱᐨ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᒉᐣᐁᐧᕑᐃ ᐱᓯᑦ 9 ᐁᑭᔐᐸᔭᓂᐠ.
ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᑭ ᑭᒋᐱᐊᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᑎᐱᑲᐠ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑭᔭᐱᐨ ᑭᓯᑭᐸᐧᐣ ᑲᔭᓂᑭᔐᐸᔭᐠ.
ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑲᔭᓂᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᒥᑕᓱᑎᐸᐦᐃᑲᓀᔭᐠ ᑲᑭᔐᐸᔭᓂᐠ, ᑭᓯᐠ ᐅᐃᐧᒋᐊᐧᑲᓇᐣ ᓱᓴᐣ, ᐊᔕ ᑭᒪᑕᓄᑭᑯᐸᐣ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ, ᑫᑕᑕᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᐱᐅᐣᒋ ᐱᐣᑎᑫᐸᑐ.
ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᐸᐣᑭᓯᐣ ᐯᔓᐨ ᐊᑲᐧᒋᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ.
ᐃᐁᐧ ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᐣ 231, Piper PA 31 Navajo, ᑭᐱᐅᐣᒪᒐᒪᑲᐣ ᐃᐧᓂᐯᐠ 7:51 ᑲᑭᔐᐸᔭᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐁᐳᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᓂᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᒧᒋᐳᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐱᒥᓭ.
ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᑭᒪᐠ ᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑭᐢᑐᐣ ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᒪᒐᒪᑲᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒋᑭᐅᒋᐃᔑᒪᒋᓭᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐧᑲ ᒪᒋᑭᑐᐃᐧ ᓇᑐᑕᒧᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᐱᐅᒋᑭᑐᐨ ᐊᐱ ᐃᐧᓂᐯᐠ ᑲᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᒪᒋᑯᒋᐠ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᐅᐱᒥᓭ.

Donations and support pour in; Red Cross plan to stay long-term

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Support from across Canada continues to pour into Attawapiskat.
Leading up the holidays, communities from across Canada held donation drives and fundraisers to support Attawapiskat. Drives calling for needed clothing, supplies and Christmas gifts were organized by citizens in communities such as Timmins, Ottawa, Six Nations, Peterborough, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.

Life continues in Attawapiskat

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Attawapiskat has become a household name across Canada, since the attention of the country focussed on the James Bay community in November 2011.
From outpourings of donations from across the country, to continuous media coverage, to political responses from all parties, Attawapiskat has finally received the attention that a five-year-old housing struggle warrants.


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