Rick Garrick

Matawa wins charity bocce ball tournament

Create: 10/18/2018 - 23:46

The Communications team won the Matawa First Nations Management 3rd Annual Charity Bocce Ball Tournament with three points on the final frame to pass the early leading Wasaya team.

“It was just great fun,” says Peter Moses, mineral development information officer at Matawa First Nations Management and one of four players on the Communications team. “This is probably my third time (playing bocce ball). It gets better, and you get a little more fun and a little more relaxed, so it’s fun. We had some good team players here too.”

Attawapiskat implements drug search policy

Create: 10/18/2018 - 23:44

Attawapiskat Chief Ignace Gull wants to share the steps his community followed to implement a drug search policy in the community to combat illegal drugs.

“What we’re doing is we’re saving lives,” Gull says. “We’re trying to save young children and the unborn. That is why we are doing it. It is very important to share the steps that we took in order to be able to do it the way we did it.”

Gull says a petition was signed by 418 people in 2015 to mandate the chief and council to do something about the illegal drugs that were being brought into the community.

Roadshow Northern Tour teaching about sexual assault on display in Thunder Bay

Create: 09/18/2018 - 02:47

Award-winning filmmaker Michelle Derosier and Full Moon Memory Walk organizer Sharon Johnson are looking forward to hosting the Sexual Assault The Roadshow Northern Tour in Thunder Bay.

“I am only one of many, so I will be having guests come in each week that are also local artists,” Derosier says, adding that an Elder will also participate. “We are going to be creating a piece of art that will be talking back to our experiences as Indigenous women with sexual assault and violence and sexual assault and violence towards our land.”

Matawa launches ‘Am I Missing’ campaign

Create: 07/27/2018 - 01:26

An Am I Missing? campaign featuring the release of a public service announcement video with information on identifying and reporting a missing person was launched on June 26 in Thunder Bay. The campaign was developed in response to Recommendation 91 from the Seven Youth Inquest by a partnership that includes the City of Thunder Bay and a group of 10 agencies and organizations in Thunder Bay.

Edmund Metatawabin appointed to the Order of Canada

Create: 07/27/2018 - 01:21

Fort Albany’s Edmund Metatawabin was surprised about being appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on June 29.

“It’s surprising and at the same time it is a big honour,” Metatawabin says. “It’s a big acknowledgement from the country itself, from Canada, that they recognize what the (residential school) survivors are trying to do. The survivors have been the only ones that have talked about child abuse and abuse of power and also the hesitancy of the court to enforce their duty to ensure that everyone is safe.”

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