Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

Photos explore water protection

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The human impact on drinking water is the focus of a photo exhibition on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
“You look at the water as you are boating and it is a murky dark brown, rusty coppery looking colour,” said Georjann Morrisseau, a member of the Fort William First Nation Youth Council, describing the water in the rivers and along the Lake Superior shoreline in the Thunder Bay area. “When we went up to Loch Lomond, it was almost clear, a dark dark greeny blue, the way it should be without all those additives and pollution.”

ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐅᐃᐧᑭᑫᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᓇᐱ ᑫᑭ ᐱᐣᒋᐁᐧᐱᓂᑫᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᓂᓂᑕᐧ ᑫᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ

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ᕑᐃᐠ ᑲᕑᐃᐠ
ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ
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.

Transition period for HST kicks in for First Nation consumers

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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.

OPP remain in Pikangikum after dispute over arrest

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Pikangikum has new Ontario Provincial Police officers after community members protested the actions of previous officers.
“They didn’t want their members being beaten up by police officers,” Pikangikum Chief Jonah Strang said July 2, explaining two OPP officers had arrested a man and put him in jail overnight in late June. “That guy was trying to go for his firearm and the officers attacked him. (He) is also deaf and mute, that is why the people took it to heart.”
Strang said nobody was hurt during the half-day protest June 30 in front of the OPP police detachment.

Treaty No. 5 commemorated, not celebrated

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Chief Robert Fiddler’s grandchildren are still waiting for positive results from the Treaty No. 5 adhesion he signed a century ago.
“I don’t think they are really looking at making things better,” said Elder Sidney Fiddler, a grandson of Chief Robert Fiddler, noting the absence of any federal cabinet ministers or the local Member of Parliament at the Treaty No. 5 commemoration as an example. “I guess us people here are used to that.”

Lifelong learning highlighted during awards

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Missanabie Cree’s Shirley Horn received the Emile Nakogee Award for Leadership during the 29th Annual Keewaywin Awards ceremony.
“It’s a recognition for the really important work that gets done by women, and I accept this not just for me but on behalf of other women,” Horn said after the June 9 awards ceremony in Sandy Lake. “It takes community, and it takes more people than just one person, so that is why I accept this award on behalf of those people.”

Reading camp continues to promote literacy

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Ontario Lt.-Gov. David C. Onley came to Thunder Bay to help kick off the fifth annual Aboriginal Summer Reading Camp June 28.
At the launch, Onley was joined by Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy.
“This is very important for my people, especially the children,” Beardy said. “We are trying to build the foundation in reading for our children. We are trying to instil in them the love to read.”

Aboriginal summer reading camp

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:41

The fifth Aboriginal Summer Reading Camp was kicked off June 28 by Nishnawbe Aski Grand Chief Stan Beardy and Ontario Lieutenant Governor David C. Onley.
"This is very important for my people, especially the children," Beardy said. "We are trying to build the foundation in reading for our children. We are trying to instil in them the love to read."
The Summer Reading Camp counsellors, who hail from different communities across Ontario, bring a variety of different perspectives and realities with them to share with the youth in about 30 participating NAN communities.


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