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Buffy Sainte Marie performed at The Hangar on the Lakehead University campus Sept. 16. The concert was part of Lakehead's A Celebration in Honour of Lakehead's Friends in Support of Scholarships program.
The Sandy Lake Treaty No. 5 100th commemoration ceremony, the NAN Keewaywin Conference and Awards, and Sandy Lake's Treaty Day celebrations were held June 9-12, 2010 in Sandy Lake First Nation.
The communities of Webequie and Marten Falls staged a protest at Koper Lake Jan. 20. The protest was aimed at stopping mining exploration in the mining hot-spot of the Ring of Fire, which lies in Marten Falls traditional territory.
Runners arrived with the Olympic Torch in Thunder Bay Jan. 3. Ceremonies were held Jan. 3 in Thunder Bay with Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy involved. In the morning of Jan. 4 events were held at Fort William First Nation before the flame continued its journey across Canada.
Youth anxious for universal vote
Grand Chief Stan Beardy encouraged the Nishnawbe Aski Nation chiefs to make a decision on the universal vote issue by the next chiefs meeting or the next Keewaywin Conference.
ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐢᑕᐣ ᐯᕑᑎ ᐅᑭᔕᔑᑭᒪᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐊᔕ ᒋᑭᑲᑫᐧᑭᔑ ᐅᓀᑕᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑕᐧ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑭᐱᐣᒋᐁᐧᐱᓂᑫᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐊᐱ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇᐧᐊ ᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᔑᒋᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ.
ᐊᑎᑲ ᐊᑯ ᑲᐸᐸᒥᐊᔭᔭᐣ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ, ᒥᔑᐣ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᓂᐱᓇᓇᓯᑲᑯᐠ ᐁᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᐊᓂᐣ ᐊᐱ ᑫᓂᓇᐃᐧᐟ ᑫᐃᓯᓭᐠ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᐅᓂᓂᑕᐧ ᑫᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᑯᔭᐠ ᐅᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐯᕑᑎ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᒋ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᑭᐁᐧ ᓇᓇᓯᑲᑯᔦᐠ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᑭᐃᔑᓂᑲᑕᒣᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᑕᐃᐧᓇᒪᐊᐧᔭᐠ ᑭᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᒥᓇᓂᐠ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐨ ᑲᐅᓂᓂᑕᐧ ᑫᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑫᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋ ᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᑲᑫᐧ ᐅᔑᑕᒪᓱᔭᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᐊᓂᓂᑲᐣ ᑫᔭᓂ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐊᐧᐨ.
While some First Nations people are planning to hold onto their sales receipts, others are not happy with having to pay the provincial portion of the HST tax.
“It’s too much,” said Bearskin Lake’s Tina Peters during her July 4 shopping trip in Thunder Bay. “I almost brought some little stuff and with the HST it almost came up to a $1,000.”
Peters is planning to hold on to her sales receipts until the HST rules are changed.
“Us Natives, we don’t feel like it is fair,” Peters said.
Terry Peters said the HST is affecting his purchasing power.