Create: 11/13/2018 - 23:46

A contingent of Canadian Rangers from 12 First Nations from Northern Ontario participated in a prominent Remembrance Day ceremony in Toronto on November 11.

Wearing their distinctive red jackets and combat pants, they attracted a lot of curious attention from many in the large crowd at the Ontario Veterans Memorial in front of the main entrance to Queen’s Park. The memorial, a 30-metre-long granite wall, has scenes on it of the Canadian military’s role in peace and war since 1867.

Neskantaga and Eabametoong stand up to Doug Ford

Create: 11/13/2018 - 23:42

Nearly 60 community citizens from both Neskantaga and Eabametoong First Nations gathered for a fundraiser and rally against Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s recent statements about the Ring of Fire.

The event “Into the Ring with Ford” was held at Ryerson University in Toronto on November 9th. It was organized by the Yellowhead Institute, and was live broadcast on Wawatay Radio Network and Wawatay News Online.

Jason Rasevych of Ginoogaming First Nation recognized as one of Canada’s top economic developers by Cando

Create: 11/07/2018 - 21:21

Jason Rasevych, a citizen of Ginoogaming First Nation earned praise after being recognized as a top economic developer of the year by Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers), and becoming the finalist at the Cando 25th Anniversary Conference and AGM held on October 25 in Enoch, Alberta.

Ginoogaming First Nation Chief Celia Echum spoke of Rasevych of when he was younger in the community.

Sioux Lookout OPP reopen investigation into 1972 death of Audry Anderson

Create: 10/26/2018 - 00:10

The OPP in Sioux Lookout have re-opened the 46 year old cold case of Audry Anderson.

In October of 1972, the body of 19-year-old Audry Anderson was found on the south shoulder of Drayton Road east of Highway 72 near Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

At the time the incident was treated as a motor vehicle collision.

Anderson was last seen in a pickup truck in the company of two males, outside a cafe in Sioux Lookout, around 1:30 a.m. on October 11, 1972.

The two males told the OPP back in 1972, that Anderson had jumped out of the moving vehicle.


Create: 10/24/2018 - 02:54

Canadian Rangers from 13 First Nations from across the Far North of Ontario have completed a week of search and rescue training that taught both basic search skills and how to lead a search team.

“We ran two courses simultaneously,” said Captain Mark Rittwage, the officer commanding the 550 Canadian Rangers in 25 First Nations in Northern Ontario. “One was a basic search operator course for new Rangers and the second was a course we have developed for search team leaders, which we were running for the first time.”

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.”


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