Rick Garrick — Wawatay News

RBC training program building confidence

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Royal Bank of Canada is helping Aboriginal high school and post secondary students succeed through two employment training programs.
Two Timmins High and Vocational School students have spent the past six weeks participating in the RBC Stay in School Program.
Jourdain Louttit and Devin Naveau were chosen to learn how to provide banking services to RBC clients.
Patty McGirr, manager of client care at RBC Timmins, recruited the high school students.

‘Awesome’ week at aviation camp

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Kingfisher Lake’s Kevin Winter enjoyed flying in the flight simulator during Wasaya Airways 3rd Annual Aviation Camp.
“It’s a virtual world,” Winter said. “You get to fly the plane. You can pick any kind and fly around anywhere you want.”
Winter picked the Beech 1900 as the aircraft he flew in the flight simulator.
“It’s kind of cool to fly,” Winter said.

Taking a stand and speaking out

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Sandy Lake youth worried drug abuse is deeply affecting his community
A Sandy Lake youth said it’s time to start taking action against prescription drug abuse.
“Before I came here I didn’t really want to do anything about it,” said Jonathan McKay, a youth from Sandy Lake who now lives in Thunder Bay and is planning to study business marketing at Confederation College this fall. “But coming here made me realize that we have to do something about it.”

KI teams win 3rd annual ball hockey tourney

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Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug teams reigned supreme in KI’s third annual Ball Hockey Tournament.
The KI Spitfires defeated the KI Icehawks 4-1 to win the men’s championship and the KI Northern Flames beat the Michikan Rage 1-0 to win the women’s championship. The JR Styrkers defeated the KI Potheads to win the 15-under championship.
Also, the Moose River Boys defeated the Neskantaga Wolves in the men’s consolation game.

ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐁᐧᓂ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ 191

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ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᑭᐸᑯᐢᑲᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ 191, ᑭᒋ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐢᑕᐣ ᐯᔭᑎ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᓂ ᐊᓂᒥᓭ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ 191 ᐊᓂᒪᑕᓄᑭᒪᑲᐠ.
ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᔕᐳᓭᐠ, ᑕᐅᐣᒋ ᒪᒋᓭᐊᐧᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ, ᐯᔭᑎ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ. ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᑫᑯᐣ ᑕᑲᐧᔭᑫᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᓯᓄᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑭᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᓇᐣᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᒋᐊᓂᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐱᒧᑐᐊᐧᐨ.
ᐯᔭᑎ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᑭ ᓇᑭᐢᑲᐊᐧᐊᐧᐣ ᕑᐃᐣᑕ ᒉᑊᕑᐃ, ᑭᒋ ᐊᒥᑯᑭᒪᑫᐧ, ᐊᑲᐢᐟ 12 ᐁᑭ ᐊᐣᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐃᔑ ᑲᑫᐧ ᐊᐣᑕᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᑕᐢ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᐦᐁᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐊᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᓄᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ.

Lac Seul holding settlement votes in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg

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Lac Seul will soon be holding voting booths for the $27 million settlement offer on its century-old timber claim in Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.
The Treaty #3 community will be holding a voting booth Sept. 7 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Travelodge Hotel Airlane on Arthur St. in Thunder Bay.
The Winnipeg voting booth will be held Sept. 8 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Inn & Suites at 1715 Wellington Ave.Lac Seul will also hold voting booths in its three communities of Frenchman's Head, Kejick Bay and Whitefish Bay Sept. 9 from noon to 7 p.m.

Anishinabek receive complaints over HST

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The Anishinabek Nation is calling for retailers to honour point-of-sale tax exemptions after community members reported being gouged by companies.
"Even after the province has sent out notices informing businesses that they must honour the rights of our citizens - on and off-reserve - to tax exemption, we are hearing stories of companies trying to gouge First Nations customers," said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. "These retailers are now breaking their own government's laws, as well as ignoring First Nation rights."

NAN goes on offensive to fight Bill 191

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation has launched an anti-Bill 191 campaign.
"We are done talking, it's time to take serious action," said Grand Chief Stan Beardy. "First Nations must have a say in how and when our land will be developed. Bill 191 takes away that right for our remote communities in the Far North."
Beardy said NAN will be ramping up its efforts to get the message out "loud and clear that there is no other alternative for the McGuinty government than to scrap Bill 191; the NAN Chiefs-in-Assembly unanimously declared their official opposition to Bill 191 Aug. 13.

Lac Seul gets new offer on forestry claim

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Lac Seul has now been offered $27 million to settle its century-old timber claim.
"We are very pleased with the addition of $2 million to the offer which makes it more attractive for the community members," said Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull. "I'm very optimistic it will go through on the first round. I want to congratulate our legal (group) for asking for a little more from Canada."


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