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Fort Hope youth receives governor general award

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Eabametoong First Nation’s Hanna Waswa, 21, was presented with a Governor General Student Award for History at a ceremony in Rideau Hall on Nov.19.
Waswa was awarded the medal after winning first place in her age category earlier this year in the 2013 Aboriginal Arts and Stories Challenge for a story she wrote called “The Peaceful Dead.”

Fort Hope shaves heads for youth conference

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Eleven members of Eabametoong First Nation gathered at the community cable station to participate in the culmination of a fundraiser that left them without their hair at the end.
Wiichiiwaywin Organizations Meeting Group, (W-OMG), formerly known as OW Working Group, held a meeting in September where the group decided to host a youth conference this coming February.

Mishkeegogamang fire kills four

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) have confirmed that four people have died in a residential fire in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.
The fire occurred at about 3 a.m. on Feb. 13.
The incident is now under investigation as part of a joint operation between NAPS North West Region Crime Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police Forensic Identification Services, and the Ontario Fire Marshal Emergency Management Fire Investigation Services.
The post-mortem examinations are to be conducted in Toronto, Ontario at the Provincial Pathology Unit.

Chapleau Cree member appointed executive director of ONWA

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

A Chapleau Cree First Nation member was recently named as the new executive director for the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA).
Erin Corston was introduced as the organization’s executive director on Feb. 3.
Corston said she is honoured to be named in the position.
“Having previously worked with INAC, I am familiar with, and inspired by, the great work that ONWA does for Aboriginal women,” she said.

Four dead in Mishkeegogamang fire - Community seeking donations

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:22

Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) have confirmed that four people have died in a residential fire in Mishkeegogamang First Nation.
The fire occurred at about 3 a.m. on Feb. 13.
The incident is now under investigation as part of a joint operation between NAPS North West Region Crime Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police Forensic Identification Services, and the Ontario Fire Marshal Emergency Management Fire Investigation Services.
The post-mortem examinations are to be conducted in Toronto, Ontario at the Provincial Pathology Unit later this week.

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