Rick Garrick

Murray Sinclair to receive honorary degree

Create: 06/09/2021 - 01:38

Former senator Murray Sinclair will be presented with an honorary degree along with Rosalind Lockyer and Donald Paterson for their distinguished achievements at Lakehead University’s main convocation ceremony on May 29. Lakehead University will also name Seppo Paivalaninen and Vince Mirabelli as Fellows of the University during the virtual ceremony. Sinclair will be granted an honorary Doctor of Laws.

Brayden Bushby sentenced

Create: 06/09/2021 - 01:32

Brayden Bushby was sentenced to eight years less one month for time served in pretrial custody in the death of Barbara Kentner on June 7 at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Kentner, 34, died five months after Bushby, then 18, struck her with a trailer hitch that he threw at her from a moving vehicle while she was walking with her sister on a street in Thunder Bay in 2017. Bushby was convicted of manslaughter in her death in 2020.

DGC Naveau delivers March health update

Create: 03/27/2021 - 01:00

Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau stressed the importance of working with Wawatay Communications Society to get messages out about COVID-19 during his WRN (Wawatay Radio Network) update.

“That is why having Wawatay is important to air what’s going on pertaining to COVID-19 … because not all people have cellphones but they still talk amongst one another about the measures being taken,” Naveau says. “So that is why I find that Wawatay is very instrumental and very important in terms of getting the word out.”

Tania Cameron submits application for Senate

Create: 03/09/2021 - 00:12

Niisaachewan’s Tania Cameron is looking to bring a different perspective to the Senate of Canada after former senator Lynn Beyak retired.

“I am community minded and continually serve my region in any capacity that I am able to,” says Cameron, chief of staff for the Ontario Regional Chief. “Today, I am on my way into town in Kenora to take care of the sixth and final potato delivery into northwestern Ontario.”

NAN calls for police video footage to be admitted in Mamakwa-McKay inquest

Create: 01/23/2021 - 02:34

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is supporting the call for a Thunder Bay Police video depicting the police dragging a First Nation inmate by the leg across the floor to be admitted as evidence in an upcoming inquest. Aboriginal Legal Services and the families of Don Mamakwa, from Kasabonika Lake, and Roland McKay, from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, who both died while in custody of the Thunder Bay Police, argued during a Jan. 14 motion hearing for the video to be admitted as evidence at the upcoming inquest into their deaths.

DGC Naveau gives latest COVID-19 update

Create: 01/23/2021 - 02:31

Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau spoke about the plans to deliver Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) communities during his WRN (Wawatay Radio Network) update.

“Hopefully one day in the future we will be free to travel about and we can put this all behind us,” Naveau says. “The COVID-19 vaccine is starting to become available in the region and a lot of people are working very hard to get our (citizens) and communities ready.”

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