Shawn Bell - Wawatay News

Neskantaga art show highlights hope

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:23

The paintings that Josh Kendricks displayed at a Toronto gallery last week have a lot of sadness in them. That sadness was a big part of his personal reality at the time the works were created. It also reflected the atmosphere in his community of Neskantaga.
But talk to Kendricks about the art he is creating now and the overwhelming emotion is one of hope.
“These paintings came from my depression, everybody’s depression,” Kendricks said of the three works on display in Toronto. “There are sad faces on most of them. That is the foundation, where I came from.

Moving Forward

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:23

As I leave Wawatay to start law school at Lakehead University this September, I want to say Chi Miigwetch to everyone who has made the past two years so special for me here at Wawatay.
To all the communities that welcomed me when I visited, and shared your thoughts and stories in person and on the phone – thank you. You have made my time at Wawatay memorable.

Nuclear waste disposal site closer to reality

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:23

A location is yet to be set and the timelines stretch 25 years in the future, but one thing seems certain: nuclear waste will be buried in the Canadian shield.
As the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) – a not-for-profit organization established by the federal government – starts analyzing communities as part of the process of selecting a site to bury used nuclear rods, details continue to sharpen on how the project will one day look.

Nuclear waste disposal site creeps closer to reality

Create: 12/01/2015 - 19:23

A location is yet to be set and the timelines stretch 25 years in the future, but one thing seems certain: nuclear waste will be buried in the Canadian shield.
As the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) – a not-for-profit organization established by the federal government – starts analyzing communities as part of the process of selecting a site to bury used nuclear rods, details continue to sharpen on how the project will one day look.

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