Photos: Summer updates in Wabigoon Lake

Create: 08/15/2017 - 01:53

In an effort to beautify the local area, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation's students are keeping busy during their summer break by working for the band. Here, the students stain the picnic tables at the community's pow-wow grounds to get it ready in time for the gathering in the first weekend of September. (L to R: Pierce Brown, Gabe Lac Seul, Marcus Brown)

It's only a big pile of dirt and now, but Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation recently started building a skate park in the community. It might be a first because there are no other First Nations in the area that have their own skate park. It's set to be completed by the middle of September.

Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation recently bought a summer camp near the community so the local kids have been sprucing it up. Newly renamed White Feather Resort, the camp is just off the Trans Canada Highway. Here, summer student employees Marcus Brown, Jasmine Doudiet and Caleb Esquega, along with the camp manager of the resort, move storage boxes to clean up the cabins.

Wapikoni Mobile came to Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation to show films by Indigenous filmmakers. Jocelyn Piirainen (left) and Geronimo Inutiq of Wapikoni lead a discussion and talk about the importance of artistic expression. Wapikoni is based in Quebec but is travelling across Ontario to different First Nations.

Photos by: Kyle Derosier

Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 01:45