Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Fish, birds, animals featured in fabric artwork

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Patricia Ningewance’s fabric art has inspired others to begin creating their own forms of art.
“How can you not help become inspired by such beauty by such a wonderful woman,” said Louise Thomas, owner of Ahnisnabae Art Gallery. “It just inspires me to get started on something I’ve been putting off for a long time. This art makes you feel like you want to get inside and experience it.”

Chief Theresa Nelson passing on trapping skills to daughter

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Chief Theresa Nelson is passing on her family’s trapping traditions, including her own 34 years of trapping knowledge, to her daughter.
“I really feel it is important that my daughter knows where she came from,” Nelson said during the Nov. 5-7 Robinson Superior Regional Economic Development Summit. “It makes me very grounded to take part in something that special and I hope she carries that on as well.”
Nelson first learned about trapping when her parents took her out on the trapline at age six.

Wabigoon Lake wins third water taste award in past year

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Wabigoon Lake recently won its third award for the best tasting water in northwestern Ontario.
“That was definitely something,” said Marcel Shabaquay, Wabigoon Lake’s water plant operator.
“Phil Tangie and a couple of other tribal council (representatives) were sitting around with me just kind of waiting for them to (choose the winners) — they went from third, then second, and we were still there, Wabigoon Lake, and sure enough they said: ‘The first place winner is Wabigoon Lake First Nation.’”

DFC focuses on global warming in An Honourary Elf play

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Intrigue and global warming headlined two Dec. 12 presentations of An Honourary Elf by students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School.
“What was Mrs. Claus trying to do,” said Carol Barkman, a Grade 10 student from Sachigo Lake who performed the Tippy role in the play. “Global warming — it was actually Mrs. Claus.”

DFC students win business awards

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Deer Lake’s Alyssa Meekis earned first-place honours and $300 for her photography business plan at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School’s annual business awards.
“I’ve done several events already in my home reserve,” Meekis said after the Grade 11 Entrepreneurship class awards ceremony, held Dec. 9 at DFC. “And I’ve done a wedding, which is my biggest event I ever did. It was really exciting.”
Meekis said the wedding pictures are all framed and hanging in the newlywed family’s home.

Weagamow musician performs at national music awards show

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Nick Sherman’s performance at and nomination to the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards is Wawatay’s #1 Entertainment story of the year.
“I was really excited to share the stage with performers that I’ve been watching for quite some time,” Sherman said after the August 2013 awards ceremony. “I was looking forward to performing and, of course, a little nervous. I thought performance went well and I was really happy to hear that people enjoyed the song after I performed.”


Subscribe to RSS - Rick Garrick — Wawatay News