Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

Healing the Legacy

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:32

ᒐᐧᕑᑎᐣ ᐅᑕᑕᒪᐣ ᑭᐃᔕᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᑲᓇᐁᐧᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᒐᐧᕑᑎᐣ ᑲᓄᑫ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑲᑭᐱᔑ ᐸᑭᑌᐡᑲᑯᐨ ᐃᐁᐧᓂ ᐅᒋ, ᐅᒪᒪᒪᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᐊᑲᔐᔑᐨ ᐅᑕᑕᒪᐣ ᑲᑭᐱ ᓂᑕᒥᓂᑫᐧᓂᐨ.
“ᓂᒪᒪ ᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐅᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᐠ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐧᐣ ᐣᑕᑕ ᑭᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᐧ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐯᓫᐃᑲᐣ ᐸᐧᓫᐢ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᐠ. “ᓂᐣᑭᓇᒣᐦᐅᑯᐣ ᐊᓂᐡ ᐁᑲ ᐁᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᓂᓯᑕᐁᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᑫᑯᓀᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᒋᐃᔑᔭᐨ ᐣᑕᑕ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑯᑕᐧᓱ ᐁᑕᓱᔭᑭᐃᐧᓀᔭᐣ, ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑭᒥᓂᑫᐧ. ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐅᒋ ᓂᓯᑕᐁᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᑫᑯᓀᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᒋᒥᓂᑫᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑭᑭᐊᐧᐡᑫᐧ, ᑲᓇ. ᐁᐡᑲᑦ ᐃᑯ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑭᐅᐣᒋᐃᔑᔭ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑭᐅᒋ ᑭᐊᐧᐡᑫᐧᓭᐨ, ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑭᒋᔕᔕᑯᐊᐧᓇᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ.

Youth showcase talent

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In a part of the country where few talent agents go, James Wilkinson felt he should bring one to Thunder Bay.
Wilkinson organized a concert on March 10 at Confederation College as a fundraiser to bring vocal coach Diana Yampolsky of 4 A.M. Talent Development and Artist Managerment Group Inc. to Thunder Bay to hold workshops and auditions for aspiring singers. Yampolsky also founded Royans Universe Records.
Wilkinson said he wanted to give people in northwestern Ontario an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to talent agencies.

An ‘exhilarating’ ride over Sachigo Lake winter road

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When the green Ford F-150 hits the ‘ice road’ some 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, the six bodies crammed inside the truck rattle and bobble.
The keychain of the ignition continually smacks against the wheel and everything on the dashboard falls the floor.
“This is (expletive) crazy,” says Sarah Furlotte, a 30-year-old from Thunder Bay, as she laughs and hangs on to the dash. The truck continues to rumble on, skidding from time to time. “This is nuts.”

With Shannen’s Dream motion passed, First Nations wait for funding commitment

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Chelsea Edwards felt nervous going into the House of Commons in Ottawa on Feb. 27 as it was about to vote on Motion 202, called Shannen’s Dream.
After all, it was part of what the 16-year-old from Attawapiskat had been fighting for since she stepped up and became the spokesperson for Shannen’s Dream a year-and-half ago.
“I didn’t know how it would be and how the outcome would look like,” she said. “But I knew that they were going to pass it.”

Wequedong Lodge opens 110-bed facility for medical care clients in Thunder Bay

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After years of placing medical service clients in Thunder Bay hotels due to a lack of lodgings, Wequedong Lodge has opened a new facility in the city that can accommodate up to 110 people.
The non-profit boarding home organization admitted its first client on Mar. 20 into its new 52-room, 110-bed facility located at 435 Balmoral St.
Wequedong Lodge Executive Director Charles Morris said the new facility grew out of a need to accommodate a growing number of clients that usually had to be placed in a hotel or motel.

Moose Cree youth brings skating ability to Kap

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Moose Cree’s Sheehan Moore was six or seven when he first learned to skate.
“My grandpa had an outdoor rink I used to skate on all the time,” the 16-year-old recalls.
When he was 11, Sheehan moved to the Cree Nation of Mistissini in Quebec where his mother found employment. He played in rec leagues there until he was 13, when his cousin recommended he try out for the Sudbury Wolves of the Northern Ontario AAA Bantam Hockey League.

Kasabonika Lake stuck with sewage problem

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Kasabonika Lake First Nation Chief Eno Anderson says his community is still waiting on funding to upgrade their sewage treatment and diesel generation station.
Since 2004, the sewage treatment plant has been at nearly double capacity, resulting in sewage overflow into the lake and constant backups that endangers the health of the residents. Meanwhile, the diesel generation station has reached its peak generation limit on several occasions, and since 2008, the community has been on an “aggressive” conservation program where new connections can be made.

Youth tell stories through film

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Three youth found an outlet for their stories when they took part in filmmaking workshops as part of the imagineNATIVE Northern Ontario Film + Video Tour 2012.
The eighth annual northern tour travelled to 13 communities in Ontario over seven weeks, screening a youth program of eight films and a feature presentation of Wapoose Bay, an animation film in each place.
Tour coordinator Violet Chum, a Moose Cree member, said the tour is a way for residents of the north to view films made by Aboriginal filmmakers.

Modular homes beat winter road to Attawapiskat

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While the James Bay winter road officially closed on Mar. 16, all 22 modular homes arrived in Attawapiskat well ahead of schedule last month.
Wayne Turner, the community’s executive director, said that they are planning on placing the last two trailer homes on their foundations within the next couple days.
No families have yet moved into any of the modular homes.


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