Wawatay celebrates Christmas spirit SECTION B Vol. 36 #25
Raising diabetes awareness in Sandy Lake PAGE C1
Elder completes protest walk PAGE C3 9,300 copies distributed $1.50
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Keewaywin battles prescription drug abuse crisis Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Keewaywin First Nation has implemented drastic measures to battle prescription drug abuse. “We didn’t give any welfare cheques for this month,” said Keewaywin Chief Joe Meekis. “We just (provided) a benefit card through the Northern Store. They can only buy groceries with that card. People don’t like it – but that’s what we need to do.” Meekis said his community is checking every person who arrives at the airport for drugs. “If they don’t like it, they can go back on the plane,” Meekis said. The community is also checking any suspicious parcels that arrive at the post Meekis office. “We’re not supposed to open their mail,” Meekis said. “We will sit there and wait for them to come and pick up their mail. We ask people to voluntarily open their parcels.” Meekis said the measures are beginning to have an effect on those people who are bringing in prescription drugs. “The people bringing in drugs are more ingenious now in terms of bringing in their drugs,” Meekis said, explaining that people are now hiding their prescription drugs in meat and other items. “They will stick it inside their ground beef.” During a day-long meeting with health staff from local health, tribal council and police organizations hosted by the community Dec. 2, Meekis asked how far the community can go in searching people and their parcels. “Can we stick our fingers in their
Grade 1 and 2 and Grade 3 and 4 students at Keewaywin First Nation Elementary School held a rally Nov. 27 to raise awareness of the prescription drug problem in their community. The principal and school staff organized a walk against drugs, alcohol and violence in support of the Keewaywin chief and council’s declared drug crisis. Students from all grades created posters with slogans calling out for a drug, alcohol, and violence free community; these were displayed for all to see during the walk around Keewaywin. Some of the posters were surprisingly objective, one reading “Drugs and drinking kills and takes our money away.” beef,” Meekis said. “They put drugs inside the infants pampers – we cannot search the infant unless the parent gives permission.” Meekis said while the community needs to get legal opinions on how far they can go with their drug searches, he has noticed that many of those
people who had been on the fringes of using prescription drugs have chosen less addictive drugs. “I think we scared them off,” Meekis said. “They are going to other things like home brew. You have a short hangover for a short period with home brew, with prescription drugs you have
a habit. You don’t have to have home brew every 10 hours, with prescription drugs you have a habit every 10 hours.” Meekis said many people in the community of about 400 residents have been working together to prevent further prescription drug abuse, and a group of students protested against
prescription drug abuse Nov. 27 in front of the band office with signs stating: Zero Tolerance and Drugs Will Kill You. “We’re moving in the right direction as a community to struggle with this issue,” Meekis said. see UNDERLYING page 17
ᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᑫᐧ ᑭᐱᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᕑᐃᐠ ᑲᕑᐃᐠ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ
ᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᐅᐃᐧᑲᑫᐧ ᑭᐱᑎᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᐊᒥ ᑲᑭᑐᑕᒪᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐣᑐᒋᒥᑫᐧᓯᒥᐣ ᐊᔕᒥᑐᐃᐧ ᒉᑭᓴᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᓄᑯᑦ ᐱᓯᑦ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᒍ ᒥᑭᐢ. ᒥᐡᑲᐧᐨ ᐣᑭᑐᑕᒥᐣ ᐯᐸᐣ ᐁᑭᒧᒋᒥᓇᑭᑕᐧ ᒋᐃᔑᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᒋᒧᒋ ᒪᓂᒥᒋᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐁᐧᓂ ᐯᐸᓂ ᐃᒪ ᑲᑦᐸᓂ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ. ᔕᑯᐨ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᒥᓀᐧᑕᓯᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᑐᑕᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᐊᒥ ᐁᑕ ᐁᓯᓭᓂᐠ ᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᒋᑭᑐᑕᐃᐧᑕᐧ. ᒥᑭᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐃᐧᔭ ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᐦᐊ ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᐳᓂᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᐱᑕᑯᐃᐧᑐᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᒥᓀᐧᑕᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑐᑕᐊᐧᑲᓄᐨ, ᑭᔭᒥᑯ ᑕᑭᐁᐧᐳᓯ ᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᑭᐢ.
ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐯᐸᓄᐊᐧᔕᐣ ᑲᐱᑕᑯᓭᓂᑭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐳᐢᐟ ᐊᐸᐢ. ᐃᓇᑯᓂᑲᑌ ᐁᑲ ᒋᐸᑭᓇᒪᐠ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᑭᐢ. ᐊᒥ ᑫᑐᑕᒪᐠ ᒋᐱᐦᐊᔭᑭᑕᐧ ᐱᒋᓇᓯᑲᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᐣᑲᑲᑫᐧᒋᒪᒥᐣ ᒋᐸᑭᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᑕᐦᐃᑯᔭᐠ ᑫᑯᓀᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐱᐣᑌᓂᐠ. ᒥᑭᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑲᑫᐧ ᑭᐱᑎᓇᒪᐠ ᐊᔕ ᐅᑕᓂᐸᑭᑌᐡᑲᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᐃᑭᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐸᐱᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᐃᑭᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐸᐱᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᐅᓇᓇᑐᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᐣᑎ ᑫᐃᔑᑲᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᑭᐢ, ᑐᑲᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐁᐃᔑᐱᓇᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐧᔭᓯᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ. ᑐᑲᐣ ᑲᔦ ᐃᒪ ᐁᔑᔐᑯᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᔑᑯᐃᐧᔭᓯᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐯᔑᑯᑯᐣ ᑲᑭ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑲᒪᐡᑭᑭᐃᐧᐱᒧᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ, ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᓇᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᒋᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ 2 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐨ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᓂᐱᓯᑦ, ᒥᑭᐢ ᑭᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᑭᔭᐱᑌᑕᑯᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ
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ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐱᑕᑯᐃᐧᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ. ᒥᓇᐱᑯᐦᐃ ᑫᐃᔑ ᐱᐣᒋᑲᐣᒋᓂᒋᑕᔭᐠ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑐᐃᐧᔭᓯᒥᐊᐧᐠ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᑭᐢ. ᐅᑐᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᔦ ᐁᐦᑲᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᐅᑕᑯᐱᑕᐊᐧᓱᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑕᓭᔭᓂᐊᐧᐠ, ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᐦᐊᔭᐠ ᐯᐱᐁᐧᒐᐠ ᐸᓂᒪ ᐱᑯ ᐁᑕ ᐃᑭᑐᐨ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᒪ. ᒥᑭᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᓇᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐃᓯᓭᓂᑭᐸᐣ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᑲᐧᔭᑫᐧᑕᑯᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᐅᒋ ᓇᑕᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧᐸᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑫᑭᔭᑯᓭᓂᑭᐸᐣ ᐅᓇᓇᑲᒋᐦᐃᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ, ᐅᑎᔑᐊᐧᐸᑕᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐁᑲ ᓇᐱᐨ ᐊᔕ ᐁᐧᐃᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑲᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᒪᑲᓂᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᐊᒥ ᐁᓀᑕᒪᐣ ᐁᔭᓂᓭᑭᐦᐊᑭᑕᐧ, ᐃᑭᑐ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐊᐱᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒥᐡᑲᐧᐨ ᐸᑲᐣ ᑫᑯᐣ ᐅᑕᓂᑐᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑐᑲᐣ ᐁᐅᓇᐳᑫᐊᐧᐨ. ᐊᒋᓇ ᐁᑕ ᒪᓇᑭᓯᑫᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᒥᓂᑲᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓇᐳᑲᓂ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᑲᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᒥᒋᒥᓂᐁᐧᒪᑲᐣ. ᑲᐧᓂᐣ
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ᑲᑕᐨ ᑭᑕᒥᓂᑫᐧᓯᐣ ᐅᓇᐳᑲᐣ ᑕᓱᒥᑕᓱ ᐊᐧᑲᓭ, ᐃᐁᐧ ᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑐᑕᑫᒪᑲᐠ ᒪᐡᑭᑭ ᒋᑲᑫᐧᐅᑕᐱᓇᒪᐣ ᑕᓱᒥᑕᓱ ᐊᐧᑲᓭ. ᒥᑭᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᒪᒪᐤ 400 ᑕᓯᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐧᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᑫᐧᓇᑲᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐠ ᑭᐃᔑᒋᑫᐸᓂᐠ ᐁᑭᐸᐸᒪᑲᐧᐦᐃᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᓄᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐡᑲᑎᓄᐱᓯᑦ 27 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐨ ᐃᒪ ᐊᑲᐧᒋᐠ ᐸᐣᐟ ᐊᐸᐢ ᐁᐃᑭᑐᒪᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᑭᐸᐸᒪᑲᐧᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ, ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᑲᐧᐣᑕ ᒋᐃᓇᐸᑕᐠ ᒪᐡᑭᑭ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓂᓯᑯᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐣᑕᓂᑲᐧᔭᑯᐡᑲᒥᐣ ᐃᐧᓂᑯ ᐅᒪ ᐣᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᓇᓂᐠ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒥᐦᐃᑯᔭᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐣᑎᓯᓭᐃᐧᓂᓇᓂᐠ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᑭᐢ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᑕᐡ ᐃᔑᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᔭᑭᑕᐧ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐊᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑫᑭᐅᒋ ᔕᐳᐃᐧᓂᑎᓱᔭᑭᐸᐣ. ᒥᑭᐢ ᑲᔦ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐁᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᐠ ᐊᓱᐡᑲᒪᑯᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐊᑲᐧᒋᐠ
ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᔭᑭᐣ ᒋᐅᒋ ᒪᒥᑲᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᑕᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᒥᐱᑯ ᐁᑕ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐁᐃᐦᑯᓭᐠ ᒋᑭᑐᑕᒪᐠ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ. ᒥᑭᐢ ᑲᔦ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᒪ ᑲᔦ ᒪᐡᑯᐨ ᑎᐸᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧ ᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑕᑭᐅᒋ ᓇᑕᒪᑫᒪᑲᓄᐸᐣ ᑲᐊᓂᒥᓭᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐅᑕᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᑲᑎᐸᑯᓂᑕᐧ ᑲᑭᑲᒋᑎᓂᑕᐧ. ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐃᔑᐃᐧᓂᑕᐧ ᓇᑕᐃᐧᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧ ᑭᓂᑲᐧᓇᐱᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᐃᓇᑯᓂᑕᐧ, ᐃᑭᑐ. ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒥᓄᔭᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᔭᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᒪᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯ ᒪᓯᓇᑌᓯᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂ ᐁᓇᑫᐧᐁᐧᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᓇᑐᐡᑭᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᕑᑕ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᐁᔭᓂᒧᒋᑫᒪᑲᐠ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᑐᒋᑫᒪᑲᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐁᔑᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐨ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᑐᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭ ᑲᓇᑯᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᒪ ᑫᓀᐟ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ. ᐃᓇᐱᐣ ᐸᑭᑭᓂᑲᓂᐠ 18
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Notice of Cancellation of Wawatay Annual General Meeting
The Wawatay AGM scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2009 has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide members with a Notice of Annual General Meeting once a date has been set.
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Strengthening women’s voice Rick Garrick Wawatay News
The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Women’s Council and Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) have joined forces to strengthen political advocacy and to enhance services for women across NAN. The two groups announced Nov. 26 that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will build on the achievements of the NAN Women’s Council and Equay-wuk in addressing the needs of women and families in NAN territory. “It’s a historic event,” Jackie Fletcher said, explaining the long-term goal is to make the communities healthier. “We hope there will be a ripple effect in all 49 communities.” Fletcher said the NAN Women’s Council was developed from an idea during a 2004 Equay-wuk conference to lobby and advocate for services addressing issues impacting NAN women and families. The council includes four western and four eastern council members and is considered the political voice of NAN’s women. “Through this MOU our dream is now a reality,” said Felicia Waboose, former Equaywuk program director and honorary board member. “By
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NAN Women’s Council spokesperson Jackie Fletcher speaks with CBC Radio One Thunder Bay’s Ivy Cuervo and Adrienne Fox-Keesic about the memorandum of understanding signed by NAN Women’s Council and Equay-wuk through which they plan to extend service delivery across NAN territory to include an additional 18 communities in the east. supporting each other in our important initiatives and projects we will in turn strengthen our remote, northern communities and our nation.” Waboose said Equay-wuk,
incorporated in 1989, provides workshops and training on parenting, family, violence, women in leadership, community wellness, and skills upgrading to women in 31 communi-
ties throughout northwestern Ontario. “Both the NAN Women’s Council and Equay-wuk have worked for years to bring the issues impacting NAN women
and families to the forefront,” said NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy. “By combining their strengths and expertise they can further enhance these efforts and help to improve the quality
of life in NAN communities.” The two groups are planning to extend service delivery across NAN territory to include an additional 18 communities in the east. Several key areas for discussion have already been identified, including health, education, language, social, and environmental issues. “Together we can do more,” Waboose said. “There are so many supports that we need for First Nation women and their families in the northern communities.” Waboose said although Equay-wuk is a small organization, this new relationship with the NAN Women’s Council will bring more services to women throughout NAN territory. “I’m really excited about the working relationship we both have,” Fletcher said. She said it’s a very important time for women across NAN territory. “This is an exciting time for both groups and the benefits will be seen within both groups,” Fletcher said. “We now have a clear mandate and a clear understanding of how we can support Equay-wuk to address issues affecting women and families in NAN First Nations. Their experience will help us better serve women across NAN territory.”
Cancer education a must for First Nations Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Regional Cancer Care is raising awareness of cancer in the First Nations community. “We know cancer is the thirdleading cause of death among Aboriginal people in Canada,” said Carmen Blais, Aboriginal health planner with Regional Cancer Care, quoting Health Canada’s 2003 statistics. “The risk factors that affect First Nations are the same for any population: 60 per cent of First Nations people smoke, inadequate physical activity, high obesity rates, diabetes and limited intake of fresh foods.” Blais said First Nations people are particularly vulnerable to these risk factors due to a number of socio-economic conditions, such as low income, high unemployment, lack of education, poor housing conditions, inadequate drinking water and poverty.
“Life expectancy is lower in First Nation populations,” Blais said, explaining she is looking to educate First Nations people about the risks of cancer and encouraging First Nations people to participate in cancer screening programs, such as breast screening for First Nations women over the age of 50 and colorectal screening in all First Nation communities. Blais said the fecal occult blood test kits for colorectal screening are available in all First Nation communities. “Get screened regularly,” Blais said. “Talk to your health care professional about any changes or any sores which are not healing.” Blais emphasized the importance of physical activity and a diet of fruits and vegetables. “We have a very young population, which is growing three times the Canadian rate,” Blais said. “The population is going to get older, so we need to do a lot of education.”
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Regional Cancer Care’s Aboriginal health planner Carmen Blais spoke about raising the profile of cancer in First Nations at the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Special Chiefs Assembly, held Nov. 24-26 in Thunder Bay.
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Chiefs continue protests over HST Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee has drawn a line in the sand over the proposed harmonized sales tax (HST). “We should have drawn the line when they started to take our land,” Madahbee said during an anti-HST rally of about 400 First Nations citizens on the steps of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park. “We should have drawn the line when they started to take our children to residential schools. “So we’re going to draw it now. We have defended this
country as allies of the Crown; we are not subjects of the Crown. Our citizens do not have to pay taxes to any other nations.” Madahbee and a group of First Nations leaders joined New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath in condemning the federal government’s plans to harmonize the provincial retail sales tax and the goods and services tax in Ontario and British Columbia. “The proposed HST will put an additional burden on First Nation economies in the north, further impoverishing communities where the basic necessities of life are already beyond
the means of the average person and family,” said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy. “The First Nations people and leadership in Ontario reject the imposition of taxation on our Nations,” said Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse. “The First Nations in Ontario have existing Aboriginal and treaty rights that are being ignored. We were not consulted prior to the decision to harmonize the sales tax and no consideration was given to our right to tax immunity.” NDP members were the only MPs to vote against enabling legislation that passed in the House of Commons in Ottawa Dec. 3. Ontario introduced HST legislature Nov. 17 in Queen’s Park in Toronto. Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Bruce Hyer called on Conservative and Liberal MPs from northern Ontario to reverse their support for the HST before the looming vote on the HST Bill itself, which is expected within days. “Residents of northern Ontario will be astounded at the actions today of Conservative MPs Greg Rickford (Kenora) and Tony Clement (Parry Sound-Muskoka) and Liberal MP Anthony Rota (Nipissing-Timiskaming),” Hyer said. “These MPs were sent to Ottawa to represent their constituents, who overwhelmingly reject this tax grab. Instead, they voted to enable the HST. Northern Ontarians know that we will be punished more than other Ontarians under the yoke of this tax because we already pay more for gas, home heating, and transportation than people from the south. This regressive tax will only widen the cost of living gap in the north.” New Democrats vowed to block or slow passage of the Bill by every means necessary in the House of Commons.
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ABOVE: Regional Chief Angus Toulouse addresses the crowd during a rally in Toronto Dec. 3. LEFT: Mitchell Yellowman, 2, came to the rally wearing a toque that read “My treaty rights are violated again.” “We stand alone, but we stand firm against the HST,” Hyer said. “I was elected to stand up for my constituents, and they have spoken out loud and clear against this new tax. Rickford, Rota, and Clement should remember that they represent northern residents too, not a Harper-Ignatieff HST Coalition, supported by the Bloc Québécois.” During the rally, participants were told that citizens of Garden River and Batchewana First Nations had erected three blockades on the Trans-Canada Highway near Sault Ste. Marie
and that transport trucks were backed up for miles. “This issue has galvanized First Nations people across this province,” Madahbee said, noting the issue would be on the agenda of a special Assembly of First Nations meeting in Ottawa Dec. 8-10. “If our Aboriginal and treaty rights continue to be ignored, the other governments could have 130 fires to put out.” The rally was scheduled on the final day of a three-day special assembly of the Chiefs in Ontario attended by representatives of 134 First Nations in the province.
“These Conservative and Liberal MPs from northern Ontario have sold out their constituents and voted to support the HST, which will raise the price of gas, firewood, hydro, home heating oil and propane, snow removal, hockey registration, Internet and cable by eight percent,” said Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty. “These are essential purchases for residents in northern Ontario and Rickford, Rota, and Clement have voted for a dramatic rise in the costs of these goods and services for their constituents.”
Fort Albany, Kash sign IBA with De Beers Canada James Thom Wawatay News
Kashechewan and Fort Albany will see benefits from De Beers Canada after the three parties signed an Impact Benefit Agreement Dec. 1. The deal pertains to the De Beers Canada Victor Mine outside of Attawapiskat in the James Bay lowlands. The agreement became effective July 10 when each community completed ratification of the agreement. “This IBA is a fair agreement for our people”, said Kashechewan Chief Jonathan Solomon. “It respects our way of life. At the same time, it provides opportunities for our youth and our work force. “It also provides compensation to assist us to manage the impacts of the mine on our livelihood and it recognizes the need to protect wildlife and the environment.” The IBA was negotiated over a five year period. It includes provisions regarding implementation of the agreement, education, training, employment and business opportunities related to the operation of the mine, protection of the environment, support of community and cultural practices and compensation for any loss of or impact on traditional lands or way of life during the operation of the mine. In a release, the communities explained because both Kashechewan and Fort Albany
jointly hold and occupy the lands that make up Indian Reserve No. 67, there is one IBA, which was negotiated jointly and signed by both. Following a series of information sessions held in each of the communities, members of both Nations ratified the IBA. Then both chiefs and councils passed band council resolutions to confirm the ratifications and to authorize the chiefs to sign the IBA. It was an easy process, said Fort Albany Chief Andrew Solomon. “At times, these negotiations were difficult,” he said. “We were not always confident that De Beers understood and respected our ways. “The IBA provides us with the reassurances we need to move ahead. We look forward to the benefits we will share from the mine.” This is the third IBA for the De Beers Canada Victor Mine. Impact Benefit Agreements were previously signed with Attawapiskat First Nation in November 2005 and with Moose Cree First Nation in September 2007. The IBA with Attawapiskat was ratified in June, 2005 with 85.5 per cent of band members in favour. It included many provisions including about $14 million for the creation of jobs and training, especially positions above general labour. Also included was an annual transfer payment from the company to the community related
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Attawapiskat and De Beers Canada signed an Impact Benefit Agreement in June 2005. More than four years later, Kashechewan and Fort Albany signed at IBA with De Beers Dec. 1. to profitability of the mine. “De Beers Canada is committed to sustainable and meaningful development with our com-
munity partners and this new agreement with Kashechewan First Nation and Fort Albany First Nation is an important step
in building more opportunities together”, said Jim Gowans, president and CEO of De Beers Canada Inc. “The Victor Mine
already has a strong history of co-operation with our community partners and we believe the benefit.”
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The land we walk on Xavier Kataquapit UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY
any people are curious about Native spirituality. I was born and raised in a remote Native community on the James Bay coast. You would think I was exposed to an Aboriginal spirituality but you would be wrong. There was plenty of confusion about what to believe in. I was surrounded by Elders and traditional people who had great knowledge of and experience in Native traditional spirituality but little of this knowledge was ever really shared openly. Native belief was talked about among those in small groups. It seemed as though there were very few people with this knowledge and they lived in a more or less secretive world. My home community of Attawapiskat had been set up with a Roman Catholic system that was introduced with the coming of the Europeans. There was never any doubt as to what belief system was operating in Attawapiskat as that was easily demonstrated by the towering Catholic Church that over looked the river. The St. Francis Xavier Church is the oldest, tallest and most revered building in the community. The church is also a reminder of our Roman Catholic connection, for better or worse, depending on your view. It has long been a prominent part of the daily life in Attawapiskat. I recall hearing the familiar church bell ring every evening at seven to call the faithful to mass. On Sunday mornings it was mandatory for our family to gather and join mass with everyone else in the community at the call of the bell. I have memories of the church filled to capacity on many Sundays as the male and female Elders led the congregation in hymns and prayers in our traditional Cree language. There were no strangers among us and we all shared a history of catholic assimilation. Many of the congregation had been stolen away as children to attend residential schools. Although most of us followed the Catholic beliefs we also still felt a connection to an older Native way of thinking. Once we stepped out of the church and ventured out on the land we were reminded of our original beliefs. I can recall spending time on the land with my parents and other Elders from my family. Even though a Roman Catholic view was constantly referred
to, I couldn’t help but notice the Native spiritual values that were shared in the traditional activities we followed. When it came to animals, we could not keep any animal for a pet as this was considered an unkind act towards a creature. We could not kill anything without reason. We could not take more than we needed. Everything revolved around respect for the environment and animals and if we broke these rules, then we could expect bad fortune to fall on us. These beliefs had nothing to do with the church. They had more to do with being connected to the land and an older way of spirituality. There was no Satan or the devil on our minds out on the land. If we experienced something negative we could attribute it to our own actions in interacting with the people, the animals and all life living around us on the land. In recent years, I have learned more about Native spirituality. As I come to know Native spiritual people and I read historical documents and research spiritual leaders from the past, I have discovered that they were referred to as Meedeh. When I came across this word in my research I was reminded of hearing the same term used by my people back in Attawapiskat. They always used it to refer to a medicine man. After my research, I started making connections to the word Meedeh (traditional or medicine man). I remember hearing about the Meedeh people performing Meedeh-oo in order to commune with spirits, to talk to ancestors, to see the future and the past or to speak to people in far away places. Elders described this long distance communication as an ancient telephone system. It was like an epiphany when I connected the word Meedeh to the Cree word for traditional drumming ‘Mee-deh-s-koh-keln’. I always associated this word to Pow Wow drumming but suddenly I realized that it was not just simply drumming but it had more meaning as the beat of this percussion was part of the traditional belief system of the Meedeh or traditional people. In many ways, while my people have been assimilated by the church and the European way of thinking, we have also blended these beliefs into our own. Today there is a more open approach in our First Nations as we are rediscovering our roots and traditional ways and culture. There are drumming groups and traditional teachers in most First Nations across the Americas. Our spirituality has always been as close to us as the land we walk on.
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The river pike, freedom in hand Richard Wagamese ONE NATIVE LIFE
ivers fascinate me. When I was a boy I loved nothing better than solitary wandering along their serpentine lengths, studying the water, searching the places where fish would lie, watching the creatures that lived there and laying on their banks lost in thought under the seemingly endless blue skies of boyhood. Back then a river was an opportunity. Within it lay the lunker fish of my dreams or the magic passage away from the world that had me snared. I was an unhappy kid. Only in solitude did I feel safe and only in the aloneness that the land and rivers represented could I find the freedom to dream and create. My stories were born along a river. The essence of the land that inhabits them was kindled to life by the flare of sun on their waters. The hope that infuses them was stirred by the deep muscle of their currents and the yearning that lives within them was anchored by the stony reefs of loneliness I lived on then. In my adopted home there were no fishermen. There were no outdoorsmen. Camping for them was a travel trailer parked on a cultured lot with a convenience store a walk away, laundry facilities and public
showers. I could walk for miles through the bush. I could sit for hours in a thicket of trees and just watch things. I could feel at ease alone with nothing but the land. They could never do that. So I fished alone. What I learned on those solitary jaunts I kept to myself. No one was interested anyway so they never knew how much of life and nature and the universe I learned on the banks of the rivers of my youth. Most importantly, they never came to understand how the land, and rivers in particular, could come to flesh out my insides, soothe me, comfort me. Years later, they would never come to know that I was born Sturgeon Clan and how the teachings around that clan membership would define me, ease me, and give me purpose. Instead, they just found me odd and left it at that. We camped beside a river once outside a southwestern Ontario town called Tara. They set the trailer in a small roadside park along a gravel road. There was an iron bridge over the river and I stood there reading the water. It was shallow and weedy and warm. There wasn’t much current. I could see cow pies and horse dung along the rocky shore. It didn’t look hopeful except for the clumps of lily pads dotting the surface whenever it got deep enough. They laughed when I said I would fish it. But it didn’t matter. It was a river. On the shoreline on the opposite side of the bridge I turned over rocks and
logs to see what kinds of insect life inhabited it. There wasn’t much so I opted for worms. I remember casting to different parts of it. I wandered a bout a mile and reeled in a few small bass. It excited me. Even as a kid I understood that the presence of small predator fish meant the presence of huge predator fish. Then I rounded a wide curve in the river where the current carved a long deep trench that was dark and promising. There was fallen timber that was submerged and angled into the depths. I chose a bobber and a long leader that would allow me to drift my bait along the entire length of that trench about three feet deep just over the top of those fallen trees. My first casts came up empty. But on the fourth cast I watched a long shadow glide out of the darkness and aim for my bait. It was enormous. When it took the hook it simply gulped it and swam off almost casually. But the weight of it arched my rod and when it felt that pressure the fish exploded. It felt like it would tear the rod right out of my hands and I backpedaled to get a more secure footing. That fish gave me the fight of a lifetime. It breached the water four or five times, jumping clear and rattling the bobber in the air. The splash it made when it landed was awesome. When it sounded, as it did a half dozen times, I could feel the weight of it like a truck pulling away. Reeling it in took forever and whenever it got
close enough to the shore to see me it took off again. I had to step into the river finally. I couldn’t lift it over the edge without snapping the line. Standing there, thigh deep in the water, lifting a fish far longer than my arm I felt totally alive. It was a pike. It was huge and as I removed the hook and it rested its weight against my other palm I knew I’d landed a monster. I shook with excitement. But something happened to me there, something that’s taken years to fully understand. That fish was the biggest fish I ever caught but seeing it gulping at the water, straining for life, the power of it ebbing, the beauty of it already beginning to fade, I lowered it, let it rest in my hands and watched it swim away. I never spoke of it even though they laughed when I came back empty handed. Instead, I ate supper silently and when I went to bed that night I thanked that fish for the challenge. They would have never understood. They would have never appreciated the enormity of that encounter or how sitting on the river bank, after it was over, I could cry and feel incredible joy all at the same time. For me, that river pike was freedom in my hands. To keep it would have been to remove the possibility of magic from the world. When I chose to let it go I chose life and for the Indian that still lived in me then, it was honor and respect and love. They never would have gotten that either.
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LETTERS Followup sessions with Rev. Kevin Annett focus on residential school legacy, problems On Nov. 13 I hosted Indigenous Sovereignty Forum No. 3 and my guest was Rev. Kevin Annett. We talked about the residential schools and the following is a summary of our discussion. • Rev. Annett has given 15 years of his life to teach his people about the residential schools. He hopes those responsible will be held accountable for their part in this tragedy, bring the perpetuators to trial, and provide justice for the victims. He has now accepted Canada and the churches will not account for the wrongs, which were committed on the children. He sees his future work to be with people who were not part of these institutions and who want to work towards establishing a new relationship between the Indigenous Peoples and the non-Indigenous people who live together on Turtle Island. • When Prime Minister said “Canada has no history of colo-
nialism,” he was stating a big lie. Plus he destroyed the apology to the residential school survivors. Residential schools are a big part of Canada’s colonial history. • The statements from Canada and the Catholic Church are not based on sincere remorse. Both parties have not said what they are responsible for and there has been no change in their stances. What must happen is the Indigenous Peoples need to outline what they want Canada and the Catholic Church to say in their statements. • He is now starting his work in Rome and Europe as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established by Canada, cannot be expected to hold Canada responsible for the atrocities committed through the residential schools. What is needed is an International Tribunal to hold Canada responsible as per international legal standards.
• The Sixth Commandment reads “thou shalt not kill” and both Canada and the churches must account for the murders that occurred at these residential schools. What happened is a Crime against God. • In terms of the residential schools agreement, as supported by the Assembly of First Nations, it was a travesty to call what happened as only “certain harms and abuses.” But this is part of the process of denial. Minimizing through legal language helps both Canada and the churches and hurts the Indigenous Peoples. However, work should not stop. This legal language works in Canada but at the international level different legal standards can be applied. • The Common Experience Payments served its purpose and it is wrong to coerce victims to downgrade the violations committed against their persons. This is in reference to the “harms and abuses” categoriza-
tion that is the foundation for the overall residential schools agreement. • Regarding the May 30, 2005 cut-off date, Rev. Annett called it grossly unfair and served to continue the mistreatment of the victims. The survivors were not asked about this cut-off date and the process was controlled by Canada and the churches. It is wrong to disqualify three-quarters of those children who attended residential schools. In the end it was all about controlling costs. Billions were saved when Canada did not have to pay for those residential school attendees who left this world prior to May 30, 2005. When asked if we should go after further payments on behalf of those nations where these children came from, Rev. Annett responded the “new” process should have restoring our nations as its main goal and confront the unjust laws Canada uses against the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island.
I wish there was more time to spend with this Man of God who has been criticized and ostracized for his work on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. Rev. Annett completed his documentary titled Unrepentant and it is available for sale. Also, you can learn more from his website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org. “To kill the Indian in the child” was the credo and the residential schools were a big part of the “final solution” to the Indian problem in Canada. The negative inter-generational impacts are still being felt and will be felt until such time Canada and the churches publicly admit to these atrocities. One matter that needs to be addressed as soon as possible is how do you account to those residential school attendees who left this world on and before May 29, 2005? If this issue is left unattended and unresolved, it remains an open wound through which the cries
of “The Unacknowledged” will always be heard. I have committed myself to bring Rev. Annett to Sioux Lookout so that he can conduct his workshops on residential schools for our people. These workshops would have to charge a fee so that we can pay for all the required expenses (fees and expenses for Rev. Annett, meeting hall costs, room costs, etc). If you want to help financially or lay the groundwork for the workshops, please contact me at email@example.com. It would be good to receive some responses to those issues that need to be addressed. Rev. Annett will be in northern Ontario early after the New Year. God bless and thank you. Mike Morris Kitchenuhmaykoosib Nation (not K.I.) Signatory to Treaty 9
Readers share their thoughts on some of Wawatay’s recent print and online stories Re: Kashechewan and Fort Albany sign impact agreement with De Beers Why would these two chiefs sign separate IBA’s for their bands? Kashechewan and Albany are from one band, they have the same status number, which is 142. This would negate the whole IBA process and render it obsolete. There is a conflict there, which people don’t recognize and understand. Moose Factory, Kashechewan and Fort Albany are gaining more from the mine that is stealing from Attawapiskat. I heard Kashechewan residents were getting $100 per person and Attawapiskat families are just getting one measly turkey for this year. Not fair! Submitted by: Hank http://www.wawataynews. ca/archive/all/2009/12/3/ Kashechewan-and-Fort-Albanysign-impact-agreement-withDe-Beers_18654 Re: Kashechewan and Fort
Canadian Rangers honour NAN
Albany sign impact agreement with De Beers Two chiefs for one band #142 and they announce, “This IBA is a fair agreement for our people”-NONSENSE! What is this world coming too? The chiefs who signed are even first cousins for crying out loud. Nowadays, different tribes or whatever you want to call them always label others band members. In a reserve they usually say, “Not a band member.” Therefore the band members come first. Submitted by: T. Sutherland http://www.wawataynews. ca/archive/all/2009/12/3/ Kashechewan-and-Fort-Albanysign-impact-agreement-withDe-Beers_18654 Editor’s note: The De Beers, Fort Albany and Kashechewan IBA story appears on page 3 of the current edition of Wawatay News. Tell us what you think about the IBA issue by sending an email to jamest@wawatay.
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Members of the Canadian Rangers presented Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) with an award Nov. 24 to recognize the
on.ca. Re: Attawapiskat Elder on ‘Journey of Hope’ You know when the chief and council members aren’t doing enough when an elder has to take such measures for her community such as this walk. Time and time again, the chief and council members are neglecting to pay contractors for their lumber supplies, only to pay for their personal council visas and plane trips.
get re-arranged, meaning people get taken off the submitted list by those who are to approve it in the first place, putting favoured relatives on the final list. I have said too much now. Submitted by: Ray http://www.wawataynews. ca/node/18637 Re: Attawapiskat Elder on ‘Journey of Hope’
I agree with Ricardo! Such as in the housing committee. Housing committee members take names of people who are to get housing and submit these names to the chief/deputy chief to approve the people who are supposed to get houses, But, a huge BUT, the names submitted
Like every chief and council in Ontario and abroad, they have contractors and companies they get their lumber/housing supplies from. This particular band (Attawapiskat) aren’t paying the housing/lumber accounts with the suppliers of materials. When they do pay for the materials, it’s only a small percentage of the entire bill. The chief is constantly in and out of the reserve, as are some of the council members, charging unimaginable amounts to their band council visas (yes they have visa accounts for being
on-going support from NAN leaders. The award was presented during opening ceremonies of the NAN Special Chiefs Assembly in Thunder Bay. “Without them we would
have a very difficult time operating in the communities,” said Major Guy Ingram, commanding officer with the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. Ingram said the Canadian Rangers, established in 1996,
Submitted by: Ricardo http://www.wawataynews. ca/node/18637 Re: Attawapiskat Elder on ‘Journey of Hope’
council members, one council member stated this). Not to mention the honorariums they get for sitting on some of the towns committees! It’s a fact they take advances on these honorariums for sitting on committees such as in the parish, housing, justice, so on and such. Relatives of the members get preferred and prioritized treatment while leaving non-family members out in the cold. In another article I read, the chief and band asked this elder not to go on this walk of protest. Why would they not just support Miss Spence if her efforts to raise awareness on her part? It’s like they are ashamed of this action. Shame on the chief and council for asking this deed. The Attawapiskat chief and council members, not the town members, are deep in the knees in personal greed and are only, ONLY looking into their shameful wealth! Submitted by: Ricardo http://www.wawataynews. have 18 patrols in 18 communities across northern Ontario, with more than 500 Canadian Rangers and more than 600 Junior Canadian Rangers involved in the program. “The government of Canada
ca/node/18637 Editor’s note: The story about Sophie Spence’s 110 kilometre journey appears on page C3 on the current edition of Wawatay News. Re: Court case to test provincial authority over logging permits This is a fight that cannot be lost. This only benefits the logging companies by destroying the lands not for now but for the next 100 years. If the residents of Grassy Narrows band together they must win. Once these greedy logging companies get in there is no way to get them out. Other communities must also support their brothers and sisters. Submitted by: Anonymous http://www.wawataynews. ca/archive/all/2009/11/26/ Court-case-to-test-provincialauthority-over-logging-permits_18623 has decided to expand into the north,” Ingram said, explaining an additional two patrols will begin operating in the north by 2011 for a total force of about 700 Canadian Rangers.
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Fire kills 2 in Pikangikum Chris Kornacki Wawatay News
On the evening of Dec. 4 a house fire in Pikangikum First Nation took the lives of two children who were inside the home at the time of the fire. The house belonged to Leslie Strang and Victoria Quill, both members of Pikangikum, and was located on the north side of
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t is that time of year again when the roads become treacherous and the risk of an accident are great. All you need is for one driver to momentarily neglect the road conditions before causing an accident. You have been hit by another driver and your life immediately changes in a split second. You feel the onset of injuries that you suffered in the accident immediately or they gradually begin to appear afterwards. Regardless of when you begin to experience the injuries you know there are some steps that you should take immediately but you do not know where to begin. Taking the appropriate steps immediately after an accident will save you lots of grief and place you in a much butter position in the event that you decide to commence a lawsuit later on. The grief that is often associated with motor vehicle accidents is a direct result of the technical legislation and supporting case law that deal with these matters. Rest assured, you should not become overly concerned since if you follow these simple steps you will make your life a lot easier. The first step is get medical attention and care. Go to the emergency room, a walk-in clinic or the nursing station or whatever healthcare system you have available to you. The longer you wait the
more harm you could be causing. Furthermore, the longer you wait the more you raise a suspicion and an argument for the defendant that you were not injured by the accident but by some other event. Think of the accident date as an event that is photographed in your life. The pictures from before the accident show you in one condition and the pictures taken after the accident will normally show you in a much different and worst condition. If you do not go see a health care provider immediately and regularly after the accident you will have very little evidence to show that the accident changed your life. The second important step is to put your own insurance company on notice! This is very important since the Insurance Act has created a no fault system for Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS). Simply speaking, your own insurance policy has a bundle of benefits available to you if you are involved in an accident regardless of whether you caused an accident or not. For example, if you are unable to return to work but do not have disability benefits you will most likely be entitled to Income Replacement Benefits. Furthermore, you may be entitled to medical and rehabilitative benefits such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, housekeeping, and various assistive devices. Once your insurance company has notice they have an obligation to follow up with you on these benefits and you should take advantage of them. The third important step is to consult legal counsel. Most people dread the thought of having to hire a
lawyer because of the great expense that usually accompanies such professionals. However, many lawyers and law firms who practice in this area of law offer free initial consultations. Even though it may be too early to determine whether your injuries are worth pursuing in a civil lawsuit you will find that consulting a lawyer can assist you in many ways. For example, a lawyer will most likely ensure that you are maximizing the SABS that are available to you. Furthermore, if your injuries are significant and noticeable immediately after the accident you may find that a lawyer would be willing to assist you with your matter immediately. This can be very beneficial to you since most lawyers and law firms that practice in this area do so on a contingency fee basis. This simply means that they get paid a percentage only in the event they settle your file or get a judgment against a defendant after a trial in a lawsuit. Such arrangements are great if you have limited resources since you take a load of stress off yourself while you have a hired professional assisting you along the way. The fourth important step that ou should do as early on after an accident as possible is to acknowledge that you have just been involved in a serious life changing incident and deal with it. From the accident date forward you have to start living your life with this. The sooner you acknowledge you have to deal with this matter on a daily basis now the sooner you will come to grips with getting your
life back to where it was before the accident or as close to it as possible. Many individuals do not realize the rights that they have after such circumstances or they neglect to deal with them all together. The result is that the complexity of the matter only gets more complicated and you may be causing prejudice to your position. There are many other important things that you should do immediately after an accident such as: determine if there were any witnesses and get their contact information; take photographs of the scene; and take photographs of your vehicle and the vehicle you were hit by (if possible). Nevertheless, in summary, the four things that you should do immediately after a motor vehicle accident are: • Get medical care and assistance; • Provide your insurance company with notice of the accident; • Consult with a lawyer; and • Acknowledge and deal with the fact that you have experienced a life changing experience. Etienne Esquega is a lawyer with Erickson & Partners in Thunder Bay, ON, and practices in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury law. Mr. Esquega also provides legal advice and representation to First Nation individuals, communities, and organizations. This article does not constitute legal advice and readers are encouraged to consult their own lawyer when addressing their motor vehicle accident issues. Etienne can be reached at 1-800-465-3912 or at www.erickson_law.com.
Thomas Adams: Elder, leader Weagamow Lake is mourning the sudden passing of band councillor Thomas Adams. Adams, 72, died of a presumed heart attack Nov. 29. “Attempts to revive the late Thomas Adams were unsuccessful; he was pronounced deceased at 12:47 p.m. C.S.T at Sena Memorial Clinic,” according to a release from chief and council to the community. Adams is predeceased by his wife Abigail and father Tommy Adams. He is survived by his mother Eva and his children, Ruth Adams, Mark Adams and Bruce Adams. –JT
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Mourners remembered Thomas Adams during a two-hour ceremony at the Weagamow band office Dec. 1.
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Wabaseemoong partners in modular home business Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Wabaseemong Independent Nation has ventured into the modular home business in partnership with Moncrief Construction. “It’s been going steady – we’ve sold eight homes,” said Marvin McDonald, president of Wincrief Forest Products and a field technician with his band. “I really believe in what we are doing, that’s why I’m out here trying to sell.” The company, which is 51 per
cent owned by Wabaseemoong and employs about 12 First Nations staff out of about 25 total staff, opened its doors this past April on Redditt Road just north of the Kenora Highway 17 bypass. “We have good quality workers,” McDonald said. “Most of them have been building houses for most of their lives.” McDonald has been pitching Wincrief’s modular homes at events such as the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Special Chiefs Assembly to bring in additional orders.
“We have to build quality,” McDonald said. “That’s how we will win out.” Wincrief’s modular homes are built in a 15,000 square-foot building with three or four-bedroom design options and twoby-six walls. The building has enough room inside to allow construction of two modular homes at once; the trailer-style homes are usually built outside because they can be closed in quickly. “When we delivered our first home to Whitedog, you should have seen all the people come
out to watch the house put on the foundation,” McDonald said. “The first home took four hours from the trailer to when it was put together. Now we’re doing homes in half the time.” McDonald said while the company currently has a master carpenter, master electrician, plumber and sheet metal worker on staff, plans call for the training of community members in those fields. “Our goal is to fill the void when the baby boomers retire,” he said. “Our goal is to train as many of our community mem-
bers and others in the area.” The modular homes come complete with HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) units, fridge, stove, washer and dryer and parquet flooring. Kathy Hibberd, sales and purchasing manager, said prices for the modular homes average about $95 per square foot, with home sizes and prices ranging from 28 by 52 feet for a four bedroom home at $139,000 to 14 by 42 feet for a one bedroom trailer style at $58,000. “Three-eights oriented strand board is in all the interior walls
and ceilings to give strength for shipping,” Hibberd said, explaining that delivery charges are not included in the quoted prices. “We can do foundations also as well as decks.” The foundation for a four bedroom home costs $12,000 while the two bedroom foundations range from $8,000 to $11,000. McDonald said Wabaseemoong bought into the partnership after working with Moncrief Construction in the forest harvesting business over the past six years.
Test-drive a career in co-op James Thom Wawatay News
Teens aren’t always sure what they want to pursue as careers and post-secondary studies. As such, a program exists to help them, said Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School teacher Heather Lammers. That program is co-op, where students go to a community business or organization and serve as an employee while learning about the professional world. To encourage students to sign up for the program, which will run in the second semester, the school held a co-op fair with nearly two dozen participants. Included in the fair – which was organized by school staff and Job Connect – were Canada’s armed services, Seven Youth Media Network and the City of Thunder Bay. Ryan Moore, special events and program co-ordinator for Passport to Prosperity, toted the benefits of co-op during a presentation to students. “It gives you an opportunity to try something,” he said. He said people often test drive vehicles and rent video games before buying them. The same principle applies to careers. “Do you know what you want to do after high school?” Moore said. “You’re going to spend 80,000 hours working.” He suggested the student try a career so they know if they’ll enjoy the career they’re thinking about before they commit to studying for it in college, university or trade school. “That’s where co-op comes in. You can test-drive your career,” Moore said. “That way you won’t waste time later finding out you don’t like it.” Another benefit, assuming the student takes a co-op and enjoy the career, is having experience for a resume.
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Joyce Hunter, director of the Seven Youth Media Network, ran a popular booth during the Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School co-op fair Dec. 3 in Thunder Bay. Students were encouraged to take co-op as a means to try a career before they commit an education to it. “What looks better on a resume than saying ‘I know how to do this’?” Moore said. Johnathan McKay took co-op last year. He found the experience quite beneficial as a business student at the school as well. “It was a great experience,” McKay said. McKay worked at sport-
ing goods and clothing store Champs. “I learned about customers and how to improve my customer service,” he said. “Tips from the manager helped me with organization.” He said the worst thing about this experience was having to be on time everyday – his co-op started before regular classes
did – and the best part was the people he met. Sachigo Lake First Nation’s Tanya Barkman enjoyed the fair. “It was really interesting to learn about the different careers I could pursue,” she said. Barkman, who would like to work with kids or in the healthcare field, found several oppor-
tunities to do so through co-op. “I would definitely like to do a co-op,” she said. DFC head of guidance Greg Quachegan hoped the fair would open the student’s eyes to new career options. “Coming from small communities, there is not a huge diversity of jobs (they see in their communities),” he said.
In the co-op program, students learn a variety of skills, Lammers said. Among them are organizational skills and planning. Every student is interviewed prior to their acceptance in the program to ensure they can succeed in co-op.
Bella Meekis loses second son to plane crash in Cat Lake James Thom Wawatay News
The phone call she received late on the night of Nov. 6 forever changed Bella Meekis’ life. Her in-laws had called to say the plane her son was traveling on to Cat Lake was missing. “I tried to scream but I couldn’t,” Meekis, a soft-spoken woman from Deer Lake said. “I couldn’t talk. I couldn’t move. Finally I was able to tell my husband (David Meekis). We started pacing around our home. We didn’t know what to do.” Meekis’ son Dean Meekis, 29, was one of three people who died when a Lockhart Air Service 310 Cessna went down
about 20 kilometers outside of Cat Lake First Nation. Dean and Ronald Oombash were both youth workers in that community. Pilot Mike Pateman, 50, also perished in the crash. After an extensive water, air and ground search, the plane was located Nov. 8, two days after it was reported missing. Dean was Bella’s second son. Her first died in a plane crash alongside other family members March 24, 1980. He was only 16 months old. “I was on that flight as well,” Bella said. “I was pregnant with Dean at the time, about two months along.” The family was leaving Deer Lake to fly to Sandy Lake. “We were up in the air and
then we just fell,” Bella recalled. She received extensive burns, third-degree to her hands and first degree to her face. “I was medivaced to Red Lake the day of the crash,” she said. “I was in the hospital for a long time after that.” She was eventually transferred to a hospital in Winnipeg where skin-grafts were performed. “Dean, my little angel, was the reason I survived the crash and the burns,” Bella said. “I had to live for him. He was my life.” But living in a remote northern community can be difficult when, after surviving a plane crash, you suddenly find yourself afraid to fly.
“I definitely became afraid to fly,” she said. “But I knew that to give birth at a hospital, I would have to fly again.” So she did. “I started flying again, but I was very paranoid,” she said. “I knew it was the only way to get any place so I slowly got used to it.” Now, she finds herself again uncomfortable with flying. “I have to prepare myself,” she said. “I’m going to the airport to watch the planes. To see a plane take off or land is hard to see.” When it came time to bury Dean Nov. 14 in Cat Lake, Bella said flying was not an issue. “We flew to the funeral,” she said. “I was in such a state
of shock … I barely remember the flight and the surroundings around me.” It’s been a trying few months for Bella. In addition to the plane crash which took her son’s life, she lost her brother in a stabbing incident and lost a nephew in a car crash in the community. “I’ve been through so much since the summer,” Bella said. “I need to tell my story and start the healing process.” What has also helped in the healing process is her work for Tikinagan. “I’ve tried to keep myself busy with work,” she said. “The smiles on the kid’s faces gives me the strength to keep living.” At the point of her interview,
Bella had not yet set foot on a plane again after the funeral. But, she was planning on trying to fly again shortly because she needed to leave the community for a medical appointment. Bella is grateful for all the kind words and support she and her family has received during these trying times. “I can only offer my most sincere thanks to the people who offered their condolences and support including the chiefs and councils (in Deer Lake and Cat Lake), the cooks, volunteers, crisis team and the bands. “I would also like to offer a special thank you to the managers from Lockhart Air who came to visit us. We very much appreciated that.”
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Enabling addicts: good intention, bad outcome Trish Hancharuk ON MENTAL HEALTH
Enabling is doing something for someone, that they could, and should be doing themselves.” Enabling behaviours often delay a decision to seek help. If there is help living a life of addiction, why should anyone make an effort to change? Either we are sympathetic to those who have an addiction to drugs and alcohol, or we have no compassion whatsoever. For those who are sympathetic and who see an addict suffering in need, a natural response is to try to help. The caution is, although unintentional, that helping “in the wrong way” can in fact enable an addict to continue using. Good intention but bad outcome! With respect to addicts on the street and our homeless population who are not ready to address their addiction, one way that good intention turns into bad outcome is through handing out money. A person with an addiction might say they need money to purchase a basic need (i.e. food) and in some cases this may happen, but in many more cases the money is instead used to obtain their drug of choice. Money supports their habit.
It is important to remember that when someone has an addiction, their priorities shift. As they become increasingly more dependent on a substance they will do anything necessary to get their drug of choice, meaning they might not tell you they want money to get a “fix.” Rather than give money (if you really want to help someone), think about donating to the Out of the Cold Shelter in the form of jackets, mitts, hats and/or some healthy food items. Other examples of enabling a person with an addiction include: bailing them out of jail, ignoring or defending their behaviour, lying for them, and doing things that they should be doing for themselves, taking away responsibility. So keep in mind that a person with an addiction is less likely to seek help if they can still maintain their lifestyle, therefore by enabling; the addict can continue on a path of self-destruction. Someone with an addiction who is not enabled might “hit bottom” faster, thereby maybe reaching out for help to change toward a path of recovery. Therefore evaluate what you are doing and make sure you are helping the addict and not helping the addiction. Connect the person to professional counselling, to our local 12-Step groups, or to someone who can assist them with accessing treatment.
Powwow heads to ‘steel city’
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The Canadian Aboriginal Festival occurred in Hamilton at Copps Coliseum Nov. 27-29. More than 9,000 children came through on Education Day visiting the recuiting booth Nishnawbe Aski Police Service set up. The total overall attendance for the three-day event was just under 25,000. Officers attending the festival included Const. Allan Giba and Const. Chris Lazarus, Sgt. Jackie George (Recruiting) and Det. Const. Ron Missewace. They saw colleagues and friends from all over northern Ontario including Moose Cree First Nation, Canadian Rangers from Sandy Lake and Fort Albany, George said.
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Greyhound Canada confirmed bus service will continue along the TransCanada Highway between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, Man. Initially, Greyhound announced it was cutting service to northwestern Ontario and Manitoba as of Dec. 2. For bus passengers making travel plans for the holidays, Greyhound bus service will continue with two daily trips.
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Greyhound service from Thunder Bay, seen here, to Manitoba has been temporarily saved. James Thom/Wawatay News
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Weagamow Lake honours residents James Benson/Special to Wawatay News
LEFT: A community awards night was held in Weagamow Lake First Nation Nov. 20. Ten awards were presented to community members for dedication and heroism. BELOW: Danielle Keeash holds the award she received for saving several community youths from a house fire earlier this year.
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
STAY HEALTHY. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU. ᑲᓇᐁᐧᓂᒥᑎᓱᐣ ᒋᒥᓄᔭᔭᐣ. ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᓱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᒋᑲᒋᑎᓂᑯᔭᐣ ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐃᐧᐣ.
ᑲᓇᐧᐁᓂᒥᑎᓱᓐ ᒋᒥᓄᐊᔭᔭᓐ. ᐧᐃᑐᑲᓱᓐ ᒋᐊᑯᓯᓯᐧᐊᓐ ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐧᐃᓐ.
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SIOUX LOOKOUT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY ᐧᐊᓂᓇᐧᐊᑲ` ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ` ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐧᐃᑭᒪᐧᐃᐣ
ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᓴᑭᐃᓴᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓐ
Flu season is here
ᐊᔕ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑕᑭᑯᒥᓇᓄᐊᐧᐣ
ᐊᔕ ᒥᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᑕᑭᑯᒥᓇᓂᐧᐊᓐ
Inuenza (the u) is a common and highly contagious, respiratory disease that affects the nose, throat and lungs.
ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᐊᑭᐠ ᐃᔑᑭᑫᑕᑯᓯ ᐁᓂᐢᑕᐸᐸᒥᔭᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐊᐧᑕᑲᒥᐊᑯᓯᓇᓄᐊᐧᐣ, ᐸᑭᑕᓇᒧᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᔑᓄᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧ ᒥᑯᑎᐠ, ᒥᑯᑕᐡᑲᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐦᐸᓂᐠ.
ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᓂᑕ ᐸᐸᐊᔭ ᑲᔦ ᐊᐱᒋ ᐧᐊᑫᐧᐃ ᒥᔑᓯᓇᓂᐧᐊᓐ, ᐸᑭᑕᓇᒧᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐃᔑᐊᑯᓯᓇᓂᐧᐊᓐ ᐅᒐᓂᒃ, ᐅᐧᑲᑕᔥᐧᑲᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐅᐸᓂᒃ.
H1N1 u virus (swine u) is a new strain of the u. Because it is so new, we are more vulnerable to it.
ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᑭᐠ (H1N1) ᑯᑯᐡ ᐊᑭᐠ ᑲᐃᓇᑲᓄᐨ ᑯᑕᓀᑕᑯᓯ. ᒥᓇ ᒥᑐᓂ ᐅᐊᐧᑕᑲᒥ ᑲᒋᑎᓂᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ.
ᐧᐊᐊ ᐅᔥᑭ ᐊᑭᒃ (H1N1) ᑯᑯᔑᐊᑭᒃ ᑲᐃᓇᑲᓂᐧᐃᒡ ᑯᑕᓀᑕᑯᓯ. ᑲᔦ ᐊᐱᒋ ᐅᐧᐊᑫᐧᐃ ᑲᒋᑎᓂᑯᓇᐧᐊ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ.
There are many things we can do to protect ourselves and stop the spread of inuenza.
ᒥᔑᓇᐧᔦᐠ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑫᑭᑐᑕᒪᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᐊᔭᑲᐧᒥᓯᔭᐠ ᒥᓇ ᒋᑭᐱᑎᓇᒪᐠ ᐁᑲ ᒋᒥᓯᑌᐡᑲᒪᑲᐠ ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐃᐧᐣ.
ᐸᑎᓇᑎᓐ ᑫᑯᓇᓐ ᑫᑭᐃᔑᒋᑫᐊᑭᐸᓐ ᒋᐊᔭᐧᑲᒥᓂᑫᔭᒃ ᑲᔦ ᒋᑲᐧᑫᓇᑲᓇᒪᒃ ᒋᒥᓯᑌᔥᑲᒪᑲᓯᓄᒃ ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐧᐃᓐ.
ᑲᐯᐦᐃ ᒋᐊᐧᐊᐧᑲᐃᐧᔭᐣ. ᑲᔭᐧᐠ ᐃᓇᒋᑫᐣ. ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐱᑲᐧᒥᐣ.
Stay active. Eat right. Get enough sleep.
ᐱᔑᔑᒃ ᐧᐊᐧᐊᑲᐧᐃᓐ. ᐧᐁᐧᐁᓂ ᐃᓇᓐᒋᑫᓐ. ᒋᑲᐧᑫᑌᐱᐧᑲᒥᔭᓐ.
ᑫᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᐁᑲ ᒋᒥᓯᑌᐡᑲᒪᑲᐠ ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᑫᐃᔑᒋᑫᔭᓐ ᒋᒥᓯᑌᔥᑲᒪᑲᓯᓄᒃ ᐊᑭᑯᑲᐧᐃᓐ
Prevent the spread Wash your hands often. Keep them away from your face. Coughing and sneeze into your arm, not your hands. Get the u shot.
ᓇᔑᓀ ᑲᓯᓂᒋᐣ. ᐁᑲ ᒥᓇ ᒋᓴᓴᒥᑫᐧᓂᑎᓱᔭᐣ.
ᒧᔕᒃ ᑲᓯᓂᒋᓐ. ᑫᑯᐧᐃᓐ ᓴᓴᒥᐧᑫᓂᑎᓱᑫᓐ.
ᑭᓂᑭᐠ ᐃᔑᐅᓱᓱᑕᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐃᔑᒐᒐᒧᐣ, ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᑭᓂᒋᐠ.
ᑭᓂᑭᒃ ᐃᔑᐅᓱᓱᑕᓐ ᑫᒪ ᐃᔑᒐᒐᒧᓐ, ᑫᑯᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᓂᒋᒃ.
ᐃᔕᐣ ᒋᐊᑕᐃᐧ ᒋᐢᑕᐦᐅᑯᔭᐣ.
ᐃᔕᓐ ᒋᐊᓐᑐ ᒋᑕᐅᑯᔭᓐ.
What you should know Our communities have pandemic plans in place.
ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᓇᓂᐠ ᐊᔕ ᐅᑭᐅᓇᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᑫᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐅᐯᐧᓭᐠ ᑭᒋᐊᑭᑯᑲᐃᐧᐣ.
ᐊᔕ ᑭᐅᓇᒋᑫᐧᐊᒃ ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓂᓇᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑫᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐊᐱ ᐱᐊᔭᒪᑲᒃ ᑭᒋᐊᑭᑯᑲᐧᐃᓐ.
Seasonal u shots and the H1N1 vaccine can help protect us, our families and our communities.
ᑕᓱᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᐢᑕᐦᐅᑯᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ (H1N1) ᒋᐢᑕᐦᐅᑯᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᒥᐣ, ᑭᐊᐧᑯᒪᑲᓂᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᓇᐣ.
Contact your local health provider for more information on how and when to get the u shot.
ᑲᓄᐡ ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᒪᐡᑭᑭᐊᐧᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐨ ᑭᔭᐱᐨ ᑫᑯᐣ ᐃᐧᑭᑫᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᐱ ᑫᒋᐢᑕᐦᐅᑎᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ.
ᑲᑭᐧᐃᑐᑲᑯᒥᓐ ᑕᔥ ᑕᓱᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐ ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᒋᑕᐅᑯᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐃᐃᐧᐁ (H1N1) ᒋᑕᐅᑯᐧᐃᓐ, ᑭᑎᓇᐧᐁᒪᑲᓂᓇᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᐃᑯ ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓂᓇᓐ.
ᑭᑕᑲᓄᓇ ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᒪᔥᑭᑭᐧᐃ ᐊᓄᑭᐊᑲᓐ ᐧᐃᑭᑫᑕᒪᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐊᐱ ᑫᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᒋᑕᐅᑯᐧᐃᓐ.
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Wash your hands
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Wipe down common surfaces
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Canadian Rangers help set military record at powwow Peter Moon Special to Wawatay News
Five Canadian Rangers from northern Ontario helped the Canadian Forces have an unprecedented presence at Canadaâ€™s largest pow wow during this yearâ€™s Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Hamilton. â€œItâ€™s amazing,â€? said Chief Petty Officer Second Class Debbie Eisan, aboriginal advisor to Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, chief of the land staff and defence champion of Aboriginal peoples. â€œWe had 85 Aboriginal representatives from the Canadian Forces taking part this year. â€œThat included First Nations people â€“ status and non-status â€“ and Metis and Inuit from every province and territory in Canada, as well as from the army, navy and the air force, and, of course, the Canadian Rangers as well. â€œItâ€™s been history setting. Itâ€™s the largest showing we have ever had in a grand entry.â€? During the grand entry, the Canadian Forces contingent, led by their flag carriers, danced to the beat of multiple drum groups as they led hundreds of colourful dancers onto the floor of a crowded Copps Coliseum where they were greeted with thunderous applause. One contingent member in particular stood out. Master Cpl. Redfern Wesley, a Canadian Ranger from Kashechewan, danced in his traditional Cree regalia. Chief Petty Officer Eisan, an Ojibway from Batchewana First Nation near Sault Ste.Marie, said the event highlighted the changes in attitudes to people of Aboriginal descent in the Canadian Forces during her 35 years of service. â€œWeâ€™ve come a long way,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™ve seen a lot of changes.
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Cpl. Rodney Rae of Sandy Lake carries the Canadian Ranger flag during the grand entry. Itâ€™s tremendous the amount of support Aboriginal people now have in the Canadian Forces.â€? â€œEach of the five Rangers from northern Ontario who came to this event volunteered to be here and they have been excited to be here,â€? said Capt. Mark Rittwage, deputy com-
manding officer of the Canadian Rangers in northern Ontario. â€œThey represent the 4,200 Canadian Rangers across Canada. â€œThey got lots of questions about the Rangers and about life in northern Ontario. Being here makes them feel that they
are part of the army, which, of course, they are.â€? â€œItâ€™s a lot of fun,â€? said Master Cpl. Kim Cheena of Moose Factory. â€œWeâ€™ve had all these kids from the south asking us how they can become a Canadian Ranger or a Junior Canadian Ranger. We tell them they have
to live in the north and know how to live on the land. That disappoints them.â€? The Canadian Rangers from northern Ontario were Master Corporals Kim Cheena from Moose Factory, Redfern Wesley from Kashechewan, Ryan Kaminawash from Sachigo Lake, Cor-
poral Rodney Rae from Sandy Lake, and Ranger Savannah Neotapin from Constance Lake. Sgt. Peter Moon is the public affairs ranger for 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group at Canadian Forces Base Borden. See www.canadianrangers.ca.
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
From construction to calamity
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Students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School competed in the Skills Canada cardboard boat competition Dec. 1. The students were given two four foot by eight foot cardboard sheets, a roll of duct tape, rubber gloves and contact cement in an effort to make a sturdy pool-faring vessel. They had to paddle the length of a pool. There was a second weight challenge component to the competition where additional students had to get in the boat. The girls team successfully competed both challenges while the boys capsized at the start of their paddle. Team members included Cartton Pascal, BJ Kakegamic, Stanley Barkman, Curtis Moose, Chantal Keeash, Paula Angeconeb, Chanelle Keno and Britney Fiddler.
Partners in Powerful Communities Hydro One is proud to make a donation to Wabaseemoong Independent Nations toward the refurbishment of the community arena. Active, happy children with access to safe and appropriate facilities are the foundation of a healthy community. As your electricity delivery company, we believe that part of our role is investing in the well-being of the community. Our PowerPlay program offers grants for projects for community centres, indoor or outdoor ice rinks, playgrounds, splash pads and sports fields to support children’s community sports and active play.
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Can you hear me now? Deer Lake and Fort Severn turn on cell phones Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Deer Lake and Fort Severn have turned on their cell phone networks through a Keewaytinook Okimakanak-Dryden Municipal Telephone System partnership. “With the success demonstrated in Keewaywin and Round Lake First Nations, the chiefs of Keewaytinook Okimakanak moved quickly to invest in the development of mobile ser-
vices in the other four KO First Nations including Deer Lake, Fort Severn, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill,” said KO executive director Geordi Kakepetum. “Mobile IP applications will support the next generation of communication technologies and services to address the needs of First Nations across the north.” The two new communityowned cellular networks operate over the DMTS cell network through a partnership agreement between KO-KNET and
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DMTS; their customers use pay-as-you-go prepaid cards to operate their cell phones. Other GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) customers can also roam over the new DMTS-KNET networks. “Our system has been operational for a couple of years,” said Raymond Mason, Keewaywin’s community liaison officer for cell phone system, explaining that the cell phone service has been a plus for safety reasons in the community. “There
have been cases last year when people were caught out on the winter road. They were able to call for assistance. Normally they would have to sit there and wait until somebody else came by.” Mason said the community has about 100 to 120 cell phone users; he sells them prepaid cards in denominations of $10, $20 and $50. “Ten dollars will last about three-and-a-half hours for local calls,” Mason said, explaining local calls cost 5 cents per minute while long distance calls cost 15 cents per minute.
“Within the Dryden area, any (cell-to-cell) call is considered local.” Mason said many of the younger users use texting and Internet service is on its way. “Congratulations to the leadership of Keewaytinook Okimakanak on this achievement in pioneering these latest communication tools in remote communities in Canada’s far north,” said Dryden Mayor Anne Krassilowsky. “The DMTS - Keewaytinook Okimakanak partnership and development is outstanding progress in opening more doors of choice to people, busi-
ness and new opportunities in remote and rural First Nations across northern Ontario.” North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill First Nations are aiming to have their cell sites operational before this Christmas. The new cellular service is expected to help develop the potential for investment and job creation in the far north; in addition, it will foster the development of knowledge-based expertise in the partner First Nations. Information on the new service is available at: http:// mobile.knet.ca/faq.
Commission de l’energie de l’Ontario
NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND WRITTEN HEARING FOR AN ELECTRICITY RATE CHANGE
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. The Ontario Energy Board (the “Board”) received an application on November 4, 2009, under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15 (Schedule B), seeking approval for changes to the rates that Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. (“Hydro One Remote”) charges for electricity, to be effective May 1, 2010. The Board has assigned the application Àle number EB-2009-0230. The Board’s decision on this application may have an effect on all of Hydro One Remote’s customers. The application was Àled under the Board’s guidelines for 3rd Generation Incentive Regulation, which provides for a mechanistic and formulaic adjustment to rates between cost of service applications. Remotes indicates that if the application is approved as Àled, year-round residential customers (R2) consuming up to 1,000 kWh per month would experience a 1.9% or $1.92 increase in their total bill. General Service Single Phase customers consuming up to 13,000 kWh per month would experience a 1.9% or $ 26.85 increase in their total bill. How to see Hydro One Remote’s Application Copies of the application are available for inspection at the Board’s ofÀce in Toronto and on its website, www.oeb.gov.on.ca, and at Hydro One Remote’s ofÀce and may be on its website. How to Participate in the Rate Proceeding The Board intends to proceed with this speciÀc application by way of a written hearing, unless a party satisÀes the Board that there is good reason to proceed instead with an oral hearing. You may participate in this proceeding in one of two ways set out below. Anyone who wishes to follow the proceeding without participating can review most documents relevant to the proceeding through the Board’s website. 1. Send a letter of comment to the Board You may Àle a letter with your comments with the Board and Hydro One Remote. Your letter of comment will be provided to the Board panel deciding the application, and will be part of the public record. Your letter of comment must be received no later than December 18, 2009. The Board accepts letters of comment by either post or e-mail at the addresses below. 2. Become an Intervenor You may ask to become an intervenor if you wish to actively participate in the proceeding. You must also provide a copy of your letter of intervention to Hydro One Remote. Intervenors are eligible to receive evidence and other material submitted by participants in the hearing. Likewise, intervenors will be expected to send copies of any material they Àle to all parties to the hearing. Your request for intervenor status must be made by letter of intervention and be received by the Board no later than December 11, 2009. Your letter of intervention must include a description of how you are, or may be, affected by the outcome of this proceeding; and if you represent a group, a description of the group and its membership. The Board will not award costs in this proceeding as the applicant has not made any proposals that deviate from the Board’s guidelines for rate adjustments.
Interrogatories and Submissions Board-approved intervenors who wish information and material from Hydro One Remote that is in addition to the evidence Àled with the Board and that is relevant to the hearing shall request it by written interrogatories Àled with the Board and delivered to Hydro One Remote on or before December 17, 2009. Hydro One Remote shall Àle with the Board complete responses to the interrogatories and deliver them to all intervenors no later than January 13, 2010. Written submissions by an intervenor may be Àled with the Board, and if so must be delivered to Hydro One Remote and other intervenors, by February 3, 2010. If Hydro One Remote wishes to respond to the submissions, its written response must be Àled with the Board and delivered to all intervenors by February 24, 2010.
How to File Documents with the Board If you already have a user ID, please submit your interrogatories or submission through the Board’s web portal at www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca. Additionally, two paper copies are required. If you do not have a user ID, please visit the Board’s website under e-Àlings and Àll out a user ID password request. For instructions on how to Àle and naming conventions, please refer to the RESS Document Guidelines found at www.oeb.gov.on.ca, e-Filing Services. Those who do not have internet access are asked to submit their interrogatories or submission on a CD or diskette in PDF format, along with two paper copies. You may also send your submission by post or e-mail to the addresses below. In responding to this Notice, please include Board Àle number EB-2009-0230 in the subject line of your e-mail or at the top of your document. It is also important that you provide your name, postal address and telephone number and, if available, an e-mail address and fax number. All communications should be directed to the attention of the Board Secretary at the address below, and be received no later than 4:45 p.m. on the required date. Need More Information? Further information on how to participate may be obtained by visiting the Board’s website at www.oeb.gov.on.ca or by calling our Consumer Relations Centre at 1877-632-2727. IMPORTANT IF YOU DO NOT FILE AN OBJECTION TO A WRITTEN HEARING OR DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCEEDING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE, THE BOARD MAY PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO FURTHER NOTICE IN THIS PROCEEDING. Addresses The Board:
Post: Ontario Energy Board P.O. Box 2319 2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor Toronto ON M4P 1E4 Attention: Board Secretary
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. 483 Bay St., 8th Floor, South Tower Toronto, ON M5G 2P5 Attention: Anne-Marie Reilly
Filings: www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca E-mail: Boardsec@oeb.gov.on.ca
Tel: 1-888-632-6273 (toll free) Fax: 416-440-7656
Tel: 416-345-6482 Fax: 416-345-5866
DATED at Toronto, November 20, 2009 ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD
Original Signed By
Kirsten Walli Board Secretary
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Underlying issues root cause of problems from page 1 “With the help of agencies and our programs we should be able to come up with some answers.” Meekis said the community needs support from outside agencies to win the battle against prescription drug abuse. “That is above the capacity for us to do,” he said. Meekis said the justice system might be able to help with the problem by sending people to treatment programs as part of their sentence. “Or go to a healing circle as part of their sentence,” Meekis said. Keewaytinook Okimakanak Health currently has an online
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video, Answering the Call for Help: Martha’s Story, which deals with the effects and treatment of prescription drug abuse posted on the K-Net website. “It has made a positive impact in other’s lives who are addicted Thomas to prescription drugs,” said Robert Thomas, KO’s director of health services, describing the video about Martha Kakegamic, who was addicted to Oxycontin and other drugs but beat her addiction. In light of the amount of
prescription drug abuse in the KO communities, Thomas said a different approach is needed to fight the prescription drug abuse crisis. “The approach we have been looking at is how can you help people go towards total abstinence,” Thomas said. “However, there may be communities where we may have to set up methadone clinics, or send people out for that. “In the interim, the situation is that it’s total abstinence.” Meekis said his community does not want to use methadone clinics to treat prescription drug abuse. “I don’t believe in methadone clinics,” Meekis said. “It’s just using another drug for a cure.”
Thomas said KO will be sending health staff and nurses into Keewaywin for a one-week period during early December to help with the prescription drug crisis.
“I don’t believe in methadone clinics. It’s just using another drug for a cure.” – Joe Meekis
“They will continue to provide follow-ups by videoconference through an encrypted line if people need counselling,” Thomas said. “We will set up a
regular schedule to go back to Keewaywin to see the clients.” Thomas said he has the support of the KO chiefs for this plan. “We need to do these workshops in each (KO) community as soon as possible,” he said. Thomas believes underlying issues are the root cause for prescription drug abuse. “The recovery component needs to be implemented to deal with prescription drug abuse,” Thomas said, explaining that the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of people need to be dealt with to bring about healing. “You need to detoxify – you need to take care of the physical component as well.”
Thomas said many people in the KO communities do not have access to the variety of vegetables, fruits and other foods needed to provide a balanced healthy diet recommended by nutritionists. “It will take time,” Thomas said. “At least we are doing something about it today, and that is what is important.”
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ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᐁᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᒋᐊᓐᒋᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓐᑌᒃ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ
ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᐧᐁᑎᓄ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᐊᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᑭᐧᐁᑎᓄᒃ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋ ᑎᐯᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑭᐅᑎᓯᑯᓇᐧᐊ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᒣᐧᑲ ᑲᔥᑲᑎᓄᑭᓯᔅ 4, 2009 ᑲᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ, ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᐸᑕᒃ ᐸᑫᐱᐃᑲᓐ 78 ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐃᓇᑯᓂᑲᑌᒃ, 1998, ᑲᑭᐅᔑᓯᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ 1998, ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᐱᐃᑲᓐ 15, (ᐅᔑᓯᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ B), ᑭᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐊᒃ ᒋᐊᓐᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᓇᑭᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᓂ, ᐊᐱ ᑕᔥ ᒪᑯᑭᓯᔅ 1, 2010 ᑕᐃᔑᐅᔥᑭᓭ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᐃᑕᔥ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᐁᐃᓇᑭᑕᓱᓀᔭᓂᒃ EB-2009-0230. ᒥᑕᔥ ᑫᐃᔑᓭᒃ ᐃᐧᐁᓂ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᐅᓀᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᑲᑭᐱᐃᔑᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᐧᑕ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐸᓐ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑕᐃᔑᑕᑯᓭᐧᐊᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᓂ. ᑭᐱᒥᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᐃᓇᑯᓂᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᓂᐧᓴᔦᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᒪᓄᑭᒪᑲᑭᓐ ᐱᒥᐱᑌᒋᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐃᓇᑯᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ, ᐁᐅᒋᐊᐸᑕᑭᐣ ᑲᒥᐧᓇᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐃᓇᑭᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᐊᐸᑕᒃ ᐧᐊᓴᑯᓀᒋᑲᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐅᑕᐱᓂᑲᑌᓂᒃ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐊᒡ, ᑲᑭᓇ ᑲᐱᒥ ᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᓂ (R2) ᑲᓇᐸᒡ 1,000 ᑭᓗᐧᐊᑦ ᑕᓱᑭᓯᔅ 1.9 ᐱᕐᓭᓐᑦ ᐃᓂᑯᒃ ᑫᒪ $1.92 ᑕᓇᓐᑭᓭᓂ ᒪᒪᐤ ᑲᑭᓐᑕᒪᐧᐃᐧᑕ. ᐧᐃᓇᐧᐊ ᐧᐃᓐ 1,157 ᑭᓗᐧᐊᑦ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᓂ ᐯᔑᑯᑭᓯᔅ $4.83 ᑕᐧᓴᐱᒃ ᑕᓇᓐᑭᓭᓂ ᑕᓱᑭᓯᔅ. ᑯᑕᑭᔭᓐ 13,000 ᑭᓗᐧᐊᑦ ᑲᐱᒥᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᓂ ᑕᓱᑭᓯᔅ 1.9 ᐱᕐᓭᓐᑦ ᐃᓂᑯᒃ ᑫᒪ $26.85 ᑕᓇᓐᑭᓭᓂ ᒪᒪᐤ ᑲᑭᓐᑕᒪᐧᐃᓐᐧᑕ.
ᑫᑐᑕᒪᓐ ᐧᐃᐸᑭᑎᓇᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔭᐧᐊᓀᓐ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᒋᑲᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ, ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᒪᐧᐊᑌᑭᓐ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca. ᑕᑯ ᑲᔦ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔭᓯᐧᐊᓐ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᒋᑲᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ, ᐃᓇᐱᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᑌᓂᒃ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐃᔑ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᒋᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐊᒪᓐ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᒋᑲᓐ ᒋᐅᓐᑎᓇᒪᓱᔭᓐ. ᑫᑐᑕᒪᓐ ᒋᐅᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐃᐱᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᒪᐧᐊᒋᐃᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋᐃᓇᐱᔭᓐ RESS ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᑭᑭᓄᔥᑭᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ www.oeb.gov.on.ca, ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ. ᑭᓇᐧᐊ ᑲᐊᔭᓯᐧᐊᓐ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᒃ ᐱᓇᐊᓇᓐ ᐱᑌᐧᐁᓯᒋᑲᓇᐱᑯᓯᒃ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ, ᑕᑯ ᑕᔥ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓂᐧᐊᑭᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ. ᐱᓴᓂᑯ ᑲᔦ ᑭᑕᐅᒋ ᐱᒪᒋᓂᔕᐊᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ.
ᑫᐅᒋ ᐧᐊᐸᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᐅᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᐊᔭᐧᐊᓐ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐊᐸᑕᒪᓐ ᐧᐁᑎ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᐧᐊ ᑐᕋᓐᑐ ᑲᔦ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ, www.oeb.gov.on.ca, ᑲᔦ ᐃᔥᑯᑌ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ.
ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᓇᐧᑫᑐᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ, ᑕᑯᐱᐊᓐ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ EB-2009-0230 ᑲᑭ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᐱᐊᒪᓐ ᑲᐱᑕᔑᓐᑕᒪᑫᔭᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐱᐅᒋ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᔭᓐ ᑫᒪ ᐃᔥᐱᒥᒃ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᑭᒋᓀᑕᐧᑲᓐ ᑲᔦ ᒋᑕᑯᐱᐊᒪᓐ ᑭᑎᔑᓂᑲᓱᐧᐃᓐ, ᑭ ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᐱᑌᑭᓐ ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔭᐧᐊᓀᓐ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᔭᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐸᒃᔅ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ. ᑲᑭᓇ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐊᔦᒃ ᑲᐸᒥᓇᒃ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ, ᐊᔕ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐧᐸ 4:45 ᑎᐸᐃᑲᓀᔭᒃ ᐅᓇᑯᔑᒃ ᐃᐃᐧᐁ ᐁᑭᔑᑲᒃ ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐ ᒋᐃᔑᐧᐊᐸᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ.
ᑫᐃᔑᒋᑫᔭᓐ ᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᐅᔥᑭ ᐃᓇᑭᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᑕᔑᓐᑌᒃ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᔕ ᑭᔕᒡ ᐅᑭᐧᐊᐧᐁᓀᑕᓇᐧᐊ ᑫᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᐧᐁᓂ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᓇᐧᑫᐱᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᒋᐅᒋᓇᐧᑫᐧᐁᔑᒥᐧᐁᐧᐊᒡ, ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᑕᔥ ᐁᑕ ᐃᔑᓇᐁᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑯ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᓇᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᑭᒥᓄᓭᑭᐸᓐ ᒋᒧᒋ ᑕᔑᓐᑕᒪᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ.
ᑫᔭᐱ ᓇ ᑭᑕᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑯᔭᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᑫᔭᐱ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᒪᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᑕᒪᑯᔭᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᒋᑫᔭᐸᓐ ᒋᐱᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᑭᑕᐅᓐᑎᓇᓐ ᒋᐃᓇᐱᔭᓐ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ www.oeb.gov.on.ca ᑫᒪ ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐧᐃᐅᒋ ᑲᓄᓇᐧᑕ ᐧᐁᑎ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ 1-877-632-2727.
ᑭᑕᑭᑕᐧᑭ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᐃᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐯᔑᐧᑲᔦᒃ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓂᐧᔕᔦᒃ ᐃᓇᑫ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐊᓂᐧᐃᓐᒋᑲᑌᒃ. ᐱᑯ ᐊᐧᐁᓀᓐ ᑲᐃᓀᑕᒃ ᒋᐱᒥᓂᔕᐊᒃ ᑲᐃᓇᒋᑲᓂᐧᐊᓂᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᓯᒃ ᑭᑕᒋ ᐧᐊᐧᐊᐸᑕᓐ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑭᑕᔑᓐᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑᒋᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ.
ᑭᒋᓀᑕᐧᑲᓐ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐁᑲ ᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐧᐃᐱᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᐁᐧᐃᓇᑲᔥᑲᒪᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᐧᐃᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑫᒪ ᐁᑲ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᔭᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᒋᐧᑕᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ, ᒥᐱᑯ ᐱᓴᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐁᑲ ᐃᒪ ᒋᑭᑕᐧᑭᔭᐣ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᒥᓇᐧᐊ ᑲᐱᐧᐃᑕᒪᑯᓯᒃ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ.
1. ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐃᒃ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᐃᓀᑕᒪᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᔦ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᑭᑕᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᐧᐊᒃ. ᑕᐧᐊᐸᑕᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒃ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ, ᑲᔦ ᑕᐃᓇᐸᑕᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᒋᑲᓇᐧᐁᑕᐧᑲᒃ ᑲᐱᓇᐧᑫᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓂ. ᐊᔕ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᒋᐧᐸ ᑭᒋᐊᓇᒥᐁᑭᔑᑲᓂᑭᓯᔅ 18, 2009 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᐅᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᐱᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑫᒪ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᒪᒋᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ. 2. ᑫᑭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐱᑕᐧᑭᓐ ᐱᓴᓐ ᐃᑯ ᑭᑕᐱᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌ ᑫᑭᓐ ᒋᐱᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ. ᑲᔦ ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐧᐁᑎ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᑕᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒥᑭᑲᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᓐ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᐱᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃ ᓇᑭᔥᑲᑎᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᑯᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐱᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᓇ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔕᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃ ᓇᑭᔥᑲᑎᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᑲᑭᐅᔑᑐᔭᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᒋᐧᐸ ᑭᒋᐊᓇᒥᐁᑭᔑᑲᓂᑭᓯᔅ 11, 2009 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔥᐳᓭᒃ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ. ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᐊᐧᐁᓀᓂᐧᐃᔭᓐ, ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᔥᑲᑯᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᐧᐃᒪᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ, ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐁᐅᒋ ᑲᑲᓄᑕᒪᐧᐊᐧᑕ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᒃ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ, ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᔑᐸᐸᒥᓯᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓐᑎ ᐁᔑ ᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐᓱᐧᐊᒡ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᑕᑭᐃᑭᑐᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᒋᑎᐸᐃᑲᑌᓂᒃ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᐧᐃᑐᒋᑲᑌᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᔥ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᒡ ᐁᐅᒋᐃᑭᑐᓯᒃ ᓇᑲᑕᒃ ᑲᑭᑭᓄᔥᑭᑫᒪᑲᓂᒃ ᐃᓇᑭᓐᒋᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᒥᐧᓇᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ. ᑕᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᐧᐁᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᐧᑫᒋᑫᒧᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑲᑭᐱᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᑭᐅᒋ ᐅᑕᐱᓂᐧᑕ ᑫᐱᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᒥᓂᐧᑕ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᔦ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᓐ ᑫᑯᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᐧᑕ ᒋᑕᔑᓐᑌᑭᓐ ᑕᑭᐃᔑᒋᑫᐧᐊᒃ ᒋᐅᔑᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂᐧᐊ ᐁᑲᐧᑫᐧᒋᒪᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᓂᒡ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᑕᐃᐧᑕ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᒣᐧᑲ ᐊᐱ ᑫᒪ ᒋᐧᐸ ᑭᒋᐊᓇᒥᐁᑭᔑᑲᓂᑭᓯᔅ 17, 2009 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐅᑲᐃᔑᐸᑭᑎᓇᓐ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓐ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᓇᐧᑫᐧᐁᔑᒥᐧᐁᒡ ᑲᔦ ᒋᑭᐧᐁᓂᔕᐊᒪᑫᒡ ᑲᑭᐱᐅᒋ ᑲᐧᑫᒋᒪᑲᓂᐧᐃᒡ ᒋᐧᐸ ᐅᔥᑭᐱᐳᓂᑭᓯᔅ 13, 2010 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᑲᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂᐧᐊ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᑯᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ, ᑲᔦ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᑐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐃᔑᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᒃ ᑲᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ, ᒋᐧᐸ ᑲᑕᐧᑲᑭᓱᒡᑭᓯᔅ 3, 2010 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔾᑦᕈ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐧᐃᓇᐧᑫᑕᑭᓐ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᑯᓯ ᒋᓇᐧᑫᐱᐊᒪᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐧᐸ ᑲᑕᐧᑲᑭᓱᒡᑭᓯᔅ 24, 2010 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ.
ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ:
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. 483 Bay St., 8th Floor, South Tower Toronto, ON M5G 2P5
Ontario Energy Board P.O. Box 2319 2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor Toronto ON M4P 1E4
ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐊᒡ: ᐊᓐᒪᕆ ᕋᔾᓕ
ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐃᒡ: ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᑕᒪᑫ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ:
www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓐ:
Boardsec@oeb.gov.on.ca ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ: 1-888-632-6273 (toll free) ᐸᒃᔅ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ: 416-440-7656
email@example.com ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ: 416-345-6482 ᐸᒃᔅ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ: 416-345-5866
ᑐᕋᓐᑐ ᑭᒋᐅᑌᓇᒃ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᑲᔥᑲᑎᓄᐧᐃᑭᓯᔅ 20, 2009 ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ
ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐅᑎᓱᒡ ᑭᕐᔅᑎᓐ ᐧᐊᓕ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᑭᒪᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᔭᓂᒥᓭᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᒥᐦᐃᒪ Police continue ᑲᐅᒋᒧᑭᒪᑲᐠ ᒋᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ Wabaseemoong murder investigation ᐃᒪ ᐅᒋ ᐸᑭᑭᓂᑲᓂᐠ 1
ᑌᐯᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐅᑭᐅᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᓇᐧᐊ ᑲᑲᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᓇᐧᐸᐟ ᑕᐧᒪᐢ, ᑲᐅᑭᒪᐅᐨ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒥᓄᔭᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᑲᑭᔭᓂᒧᑕᐠ ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᑌᔑᒪᑲᓄᐨ ᒪᕑᑕ ᑲᑭᑲᒥᐠ, ᑲᑭᑲᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐨ ᐊᐠᓯᑲᐧᐣᑎᐣ ᑲᐃᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐧᓴᑫᑕᒧᐃᐧᒪᐡᑭᑭ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᐁᑲᑫᐧ ᐳᓂᑐᐨ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑌᑎᐸᐦᐃ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᑕᐧᒪᐢ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐸᑲᐣ ᒋᑭᑲᑫᐧᑐᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᐅᒋ ᒪᒥᑲᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᑲᑫᐧ ᓇᑲᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᔕ ᑲᑭᒋ ᐊᓂᒥᓭᐦᐃᐁᐧᒪᑲᐠ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐃᐁᐧ ᑭᑭᐱᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᑕᒥᐣ ᑫᐃᔑ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐊᑭᑕᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ
Ontario Energy Board
ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᐁᑲ ᒋᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᑕᐧᒪᐢ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐊᔭᑐᑫᐧᓇᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᔭᐸᒋᑕᒧᓂᑕᐧ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐳᓂ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒋᒪᒋᓂᔕᐦᐅᑕᐧ. ᐊᒥ ᓂᐢᑕᑦ ᑲᑭᐱᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ, ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᒋᐳᓂᔭᐸᒋᑐᐨ ᑲᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐨ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᑭᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐁᑲ ᐁᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᐠ ᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᑐᑲᐣ ᒋᑕᑲᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᐅᒋ ᓇᑕᐃᐧᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᓂᐣ ᐣᑌᐯᐧᔦᑕᓯᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑐᑲᐣ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ. ᐊᒥ ᓂᐣ ᐁᔑᓇᒪᐣ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᐃᑯ ᑯᑕᐠ ᐁᒧᒋᐊᑭᑕᐃᐧ ᐊᐸᑕᐠ ᒪᐡᑭᑭ ᑲᑲᑫᐧ ᐳᓂᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐦᐃᑕᐧ. ᑕᐧᒪᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᑕ ᐃ ᔑ ᓂ ᔕ ᐊ ᐧ ᐊ ᐧ ᐠ ᑲᒪᐡᑭᑭᐊᐧᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐃᐧᑫᐧᐠ ᐊᓂᒪᑕᑭᓱᐨ
ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᐣᐱᓯᑦ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᑲᐧᒋᒪᐡᑭᑭᑫᐊᐧᐨ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑲᐅᒋ ᐱᒥᓇᓇᑲᒋᐦᐊᐊᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᒪᓯᓇᑌᓯᒋᑲᓂᐠ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᒥᓄᒥᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᓀᑫ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᑕᐧᒪᐢ. ᐣᑲᔭᐸᒋᑐᒥᐣ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐱᒥᐊᔭᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᐸᒥᑕᐧ ᑲᐱᒥ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐃᒪ ᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ. ᑕᐧᒪᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐁᐃᐧᒋᑲᐸᐃᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᐅᓇᒋᑲᓄᐊᐧᓂᐠ. ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᑲᔦ ᒋᔭᓂᑲᑫᐧ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑕᓱ ᐸᐯᔑᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᐃᐧᐸᐨ ᐃᑯ, ᐃᑭᑐ. ᑕᐧᒪᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐁᑌᐯᐧᑕᐠ ᐃᒪ ᐱᑯ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧ ᐊᓂᒥᓭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒪᔭᑦ ᐁᐅᒋᒪᒐᒪᑲᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐅᒋᐊᐧᓂᔭᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐃᑯ ᐁᓯᓭᑭᐸᐣ ᓇᑕᐃᐧᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐣ ᒋᑭᒪᒪᐃᐧᓂᑲᑌᑲᐧᐸᐣ
ᑫᐃᔑᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ. ᐃᑭᑐ ᑕᐧᒪᐢ, ᐃᒪ ᐃᓀᑫ ᐃᐧᔭᓯᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᒧᔑᐦᐅᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᒪᒥᑐᓀᒋᑲᓂᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᒐᑯᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᐃᔑᒪᒪᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᓂᑭᐣ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐊᑲᓄᐨ ᒋᑭᐅᒋ ᑭᐁᐧᒥᓄᔭᐨ. ᐱᓇᒪ ᑲᔦ ᓂᑲᐣ ᒋᓴᑭᒋᐡᑲᒪᑲᓂᐠ ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐃᐧᔭᐃᐧᐠ, ᐊᓂᐡ ᐃᑯ ᐃᓯᓭ ᒋᓇᑕᐃᐧᐦᐊᑲᓄᐨ ᐃᐧᔭᐃᐧᐠ ᐃᓀᑫ. ᑕᐧᒪᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᔭᑭᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᐅᑎᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᒥᒋᒪᐣ ᑲᒥᓄᐡᑲᑫᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᑐᑲᐣ ᑭᑎᑲᓂᒥᒋᒪᐣ, ᒥᓂᔕᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᒥᒋᒪᐣ. ᓄᑲᒥᑫ ᑕᐡ ᑕᐃᓯᓭ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᑕᐧᒪᐢ. ᑲᓇᑫ ᑕᐡ ᐃᐧᓂᑯ ᐣᑕᓄᑲᑕᒥᐣ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑲᑭᔑᑲᐠ, ᑭᒋᓀᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ.
Branch and the Forensic Identification Unit were called to a residence in Wabaseemoong on Sunday morning Nov. 29 in response to James Scott being found deceased at the residence. A post mortem examination of the deceased took place Nov. 30 at the Lake of the Woods Hospital in Kenora, Ont. Police had charged Carpenter with Aggravated Assault, but the charge was upgraded to Second Degree Murder as a result of the port mortem examination.
Chris Kornacki Wawatay News
Treaty Three Police Service has charged Justin Carpenter, 19, of Wabaseemoong First Nation with second-degree Murder in the death of James Scott, 35, also of Wabaseemoong. Carpenter was arraigned on the murder charge in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora Dec. 2. Treaty Three Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation
Commission de l’energie de l’Ontario
ᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᐣᒋᓭᐠ ᐃᓇᐣᑭᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐧᐢᑌᓂᒪᑲᐣ ᑲᐱᒥᑎᐸᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ
ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ. ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐊᐧᑌᓂᑫᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ (ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ) ᐅᑭ ᐅᑎᓯᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᐯᐸᓂᓂ ᑲᐢᑲᑎᓄᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 4, 2009 ᑲᐃᓇᐣᑭᓱᐨ, ᐃᒪ ᐸᑫᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ 78 ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐊᐧᑌᓂᑫᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15 (ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ B), ᐁᑭ ᐃᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᓇᐣᑎᑕᒪᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᒋᐊᐣᑕᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᓇᐣᑭᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥᑎᐸᐦᐃᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ. (“ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ”) ᑲᐱᒥᑎᐸᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᐧᐢᑌᓂᑲᓂᔭᑊ, ᒋᒪᒋᓭᐠ ᒪᑯᐱᓯᑦ (May) 1, 2010 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓱᐨ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐊᑭᐣᑕᓯᐣᓂ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐯᐸᓂᓂ ᑲᑭᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭ ᐊᑐᓇᐊᐧ EB-2009-0230. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᑭᐃᔓᓀᐣᑕᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᐣᒋᓭᐠ ᑎᐸᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐊᐧᑌᓂᑲᓂᔭᑊ. ᐅᐁᐧ ᐯᐸᐣ ᑲᑭᑲᑫᐧᑕᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᑭᐃᔑᐊᒋᑲᑌ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐱᒥᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᐃᐁᐧ ᑫᐅᐣᒋ ᐁᐧᐣᒋᓭᐠ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᐣᒋᓭᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᑎᐸᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᐊᐧᐢᑌᓂᑫᔭᐣᐠ. ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑭᐃᔑ ᔕᐳᓂᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᐃᐁᐧ ᒪᔭᑦ ᑲᑭᐃᓇᑌᐠ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᐣ, ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᐯᐦᐃ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐧᐢᑌᓂᒪᑲᓄᔭᑊ (R2 ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ) 1,000 kWh ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑲᔭᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐯᔑᑯᐱᓯᑦ ᐅᑕᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ 1.9% ᓇᐣᑕ $1.92 ᒋᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᐣᑭᓭᐠ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᐊᐧᑌᓂᑲᓂᔭᐱᑦ ᑲᐱᒥᑎᐸᐦᐊᒪᐣ. ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ 13,000 kWh ᐯᔑᑯᐱᓯᑦ ᐃᐢᑯᑌᓂᓂ 1.9% ᓇᐣᑕ $ 26.85 ᐅᑲᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᓇᐣᑭᓭᓂᓂᐣᐠ ᐅᐱᒥᑎᐸᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ.
ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᐃᐧᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑕᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐊᔭᒪᐣ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᐱᐣᑎᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ ᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᐅᒪ ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᐣ ᑭᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca. ᓂᔑᐣ ᔕᐳᐧᑭᐱᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᔦ ᑕᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ. ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐊᔭᒪᐣ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᐱᐣᑎᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ ᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᐃᒪ ᐃᓇᐱᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ, ᒋᐅᐣᑎᓇᒪᐣ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑫᐊᐸᒋᑐᔭᐣ ᑫᐱᐣᑎᑫᐊᐧᑫᔭᐣ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ . ᐅᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᑫᑯᐣ ᐃᐧᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐣ, ᐃᒪ ᐃᓇᐱᐣ www.oeb.gov.on.ca, ᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑯᐣ ᑫᑐᑕᒪᐣ. ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑕᐢ ᐁᑲ ᐊᔭᔭᐣ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᐊᓄᑭᓭᐠ ᑭᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑯ ᒋᑭ ᐱᒋᓂᓴᐦᐊᒪᐸᐣ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑭᑕᒋᑲᓂᐱᑯᓯᐣᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑲᐠ ᐃᒪ ᒋᐃᔑ ᐱᐣᑌᐁᐧᓯᑐᔭᐣ, ᑕᑯ ᑲᔦ ᓂᔑᐣ ᔕᐳᐧᑭᐱᒋᑲᓇᐣ. ᑭᔭᐣ ᑲᔦ ᑲᒧᒋ ᐱᐣᑕᑯᓇᐣ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ, ᑲᔦ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫ. ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᐣ EB-2009-0230 ᑫᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐣ ᑫᑯᐣ ᒋᐅᐣᒋ ᑭᑫᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᑫᑯᓀᐣᐃᐦᐃᐁᐧ ᑲᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐣ. ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᐣ ᑭᑎᔑᓂᑲᓱᐃᐧᐣ, ᐊᐣᑎ ᐁᐧᐣᒋᔭᐣ, ᑭᑕᐣᑭᑕᓱᐣ, ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐊᔭᒪᐣ ᐊᐣᑎ ᑫᐃᔑ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᔭᐣ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ, ᒥᓇ ᐸᐠᐢ ᐊᐣᑭᑕᓯᐣ. ᑲᑭᓇ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᐣᐠ, ᒋᐸᐧ 4:45 p.m. ᐃᓯᓭᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐊᔕ ᑲᑭᐃᐧᐣᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑫᐃᔑᑭᔑᑲᐠ.
ᐊᐣᑎ ᑫᑭᐅᐣᑎᓇᒪᐸᐣ ᐃᐧᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᒪᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐯᐸᐣ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᔕᐳᐁᐧᑭᐱᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐣᒋ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐊᔭᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭ ᐃᐧᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐦᐊᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐊᐧ ᑐᕑᐅᐣᑐᕑ , ᐃᒪ ᑲᔦ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ, www.oeb.gov.on.ca, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔦ ᐦᐊᑎᐦᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣᐠ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᑲᔦ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ.
ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᓇ ᑫᑯᐣ ᑯᐃᐧᓇᓇᐣᑕᐃᐧᑭᑫᐣᑕᐣ? ᐅᒪ ᐃᔑᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐣ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ www.oeb.gov.on.ca ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐱᒋᑭᑐᔭᐣ 1-877-6322727 ᑲᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯ ᑫᑯᐣ ᐃᐧᓇᓇᐣᑕᐃᐧᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐣ.
ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᑭᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᔭᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᐊᐣᑕᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᑎᐸᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐊᒥᐦᐃ ᐁᐃᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧ ᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂᓂ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ, ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐁᐦᑕ ᐁᑲᐊᐃᐧᔭ ᑫᑯᓂᓂ ᐅᐣᒋ ᐸᑲᐣᐃᑭᑐᐨ, ᑲᒧᐦᒋ ᐅᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᑲᑲᑭᑎᓇᓂᐊᐧᑌᐠ ᑲᔭᐸᑕᐣᐠ.
ᑭᐦᒋᑫᑯᐣ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐃᐧᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᔭᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐁᑲ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐃᐧᐃᔑᓂᑲᑕᒪᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᐣᑕᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ, ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐊᒥ ᑫᐊᓯᓭᓂᐣᐠ ᒋᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᓇᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᓴᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲ ᐃᒪ ᐊᔭᔭᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᑲᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑯᓯᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐣᒋ ᑭᒍᓇᒋᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ.
ᑫᑭᐣ ᑕᐢ ᑲᑭᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᓂᔕᐧᔦᐠ ᑲᑭᑐᑕᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑕᐸᔑᐢ ᑲᓂᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑯ ᑫᓂᑐᑕᒪᐣ. ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑕᐢ ᐃᐧᐱᒥᓇᓇᑲᑭᑐᐨ ᑲᐃᐧᐊᓂᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᐅᑲᑭ ᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᓇᐣ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᐃᐦᒪ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ ᒋᐃᓂᐱᐨ.
1. ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑕᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᑭ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑲᐃᓀᐣᑕᒥᐦᐃᑯᔭᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐊᐣᑕᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ. ᑕᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᐳᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐁᐧᓂᓂ ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑭᓇ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᑲᓀᐧᐣᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᐧᐃᐧᔭ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᐣᐠ ᐊᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑫᐃᔑᑲᓀᐧᐣᒋᑲᑌᐠ. ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑕᐢ ᐃᐧᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐣ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᒪᐧᔦ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ December 18, 2009 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ ᐊᔕ ᐅᒪ ᒋᑭᐊᐧᐸᐣᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᑐᑕᐱᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ, ᐳᐢᐟ ᐊᐧᐱᐢ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔦ ᒪᒪᐣᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᒪᓯᓇᐣᐸᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᑕᐸᔑᐢ. 2. ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐨ ᑫᐊᓂᑐᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑐᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑭᔭᑦ ᑲᑭ ᒧᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᐊᓂᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ. ᔕᑯᐨ ᑲᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᓂᒥᑯ ᒋᐱᑐᔭᐣ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣᐠ. ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᐧ ᒧᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐅᐣᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐊᓂ ᐊᓂᒪᒋᑲᑌᐠ. ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑕᐢ ᑲᐃᐧ ᒧᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑫᑯᓂᓂ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐦᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐣᒋ. ᐃᐦᐃᐁᐧ ᑕᐢ ᑭᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧ ᒧᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᔭᐣ, ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᒋᐸᐧ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ December 11, 2009 ᐊᔕ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᐣᒋᑲᑌᐠ. ᐃᐁᐧ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᐃᐸᓂᐦᐅᑯᔭᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᐣᑕᒋᑫᓇᓂᐊᐧᐣ; ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑕᐢ ᒪᒋᑕᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᐅᐣᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᔭᐣ, ᒋᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᐣᑎ ᓀᑫ ᐁᐧᐣᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᔭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐣᐠ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᐸᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑲᐸᑭᑎᓇᓯᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᐊᐣᑎᑕᒪᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᒪᔭᑭᓭᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᐣᑕᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑫᐊᓂᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᑭᔕᐳᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᐃᐧ ᒧᐦᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑭ ᐊᓂᑭᑫᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᐊᓂ ᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᓂᓂᐣᐠ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᐣᒋ, ᐅᑲᑭ ᑌᐱᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐸᐧ December 17, 2009 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ. ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐅᑭᒪᐠ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒪᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᒋᒥᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐱᒥᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ January 13, 2010 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ. ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᐧ ᒧᒋ ᓇᓇᐣᑕᐃᐧ ᑭᑫᐣᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᒥᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ, ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔦ ᐊᔕ ᒋᒥᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᒋᐸᐧ ᑭᔐᐱᓯᑦ February 3, 2010 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ. ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑕᐢ ᐦᐋᑐᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᐃᐧᓇᑫᑕᐣᑭᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐃᔑ ᓇᑫᐧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐣᒋ ᒋᐸᐧ ᑭᔐᐱᓯᑦ February 24, 2010 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ.
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Wasaya pilots seeking new contract Rick Garrick Wawatay News
The Wasaya Airways pilots are looking at a $250,000 grant from the world’s largest pilots union as they pursue a contract with Wasaya Airways LP. “This grant puts Wasaya management on notice that ALPA will reject any attempt to maximize profits on the backs of employees,” said Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), during a Dec. 4 pilot briefing for Wasaya’s pilots in Thunder Bay. “Our international union stands solidly behind Wasaya pilots, and we are ready to do what is necessary to get a respectable
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and viable contract.” Wasaya issued a statement that expressed both surprise and disappointment with ALPA’s move to negotiate in the media, as both parties had signed a protocol agreement at the commencement of collective bargaining to not communicate with the media on the progress of the bargaining process. “Wasaya Airways LP will now decide if action will be needed to correct this breach,” the statement continued. “After negotiating for 18 months and making steady progress, the union has recently referred the matter to conciliation as outlined in an Essential Services agreement signed by
the parties. Wasaya Airways LP provides an essential service to the North and at the onset of the collective bargaining process, it was agreed with the pilots and ALPA that there would be no strikes or lockouts to preserve the essential service we provide to our customers and communities in the North. As was also agreed, the first collective bargaining agreement will be determined by a neutral third party via the arbitration process if necessary. “Wasaya Airways LP values its pilots and will continue to strive for a fair and reasonable resolution.” ALPA’s executive council unanimously approved the
“Our international union stands solidly behind Wasaya pilots, and we are ready to do what is necessary to get a respectable and viable contract.” – John Prater
grant from its major contingency fund, a “war chest” designed to provide Canadian and U.S. pilot groups with the necessary resources to respond to threats to their jobs and to the piloting profession. The
only the airline’s success, but to the First Nation communities that depend on the essential passenger and cargo services these pilots provide.” ALPA represents nearly 54,000 pilots at 36 airlines in the United States and Canada, including 90 pilots who fly for Wasaya. “Wasaya pilots stand solidly behind our highly experienced negotiating team,” said Capt. Jeff Braun, chairman of the Wasaya unit of ALPA. “Working together puts us in the strongest possible position to achieve the outcome we all seek – a viable, profitable, and sustainable airline.”
union’s Executive Board will also vote to approve the grant in the near future. Wasaya pilots have been in collective bargaining with Wasaya for the past 18 months. The parties entered into an essential service agreement, which permits a third party conciliation and arbitration process to determine outstanding terms and conditions of employment. “We have been in discussions with Wasaya management over the past 18 months to achieve a fair and equitable contract,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, president of the ALPA Canada Board. “The pilots of Wasaya deserve and demand an agreement that reflects their contribution to not
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) Employment Opportunity
WOMEN’S WELLNESS Job Opportunity SALESPERSON – FULL TIME POSITION
PROJECT COORDINATOR POSITION SUMMARY The Women’s Wellness Project Coordinator is responsible to plan, develop and implement the Women’s Wellness Project. This position requires routine travel to northern First Nation communities. The Women’s Wellness Project Coordinator is responsible for developing culturally appropriate resource materials and designing workshops for First Nation women and their families. QUALIFICATIONS:
sponsored by Equay-wuk (Women’s Group)
EMPLOYMENT READY SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM Equay-wuk is offering a 12 week Employment Ready Skills Training Program starting Thursday, January 7, 2010 to Wednesday, March 31, 2010 COURSE OUTLINE:
- Computer Skills - Personal Life Management Skills - Employment Skills - Electronic Communication Skills - Office Procedures
*Aboriginal with Status (from Sioux Lookout District)
*19 years or older *Unemployed
CLOSING DATE: 4:00pm December 11, 2009 Mail, fax or drop off your resume or letter of interest to:
Attention: Hiring Committee Employment Ready Skills Training Program Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) 16 Fourth Avenue P.O. Box 1781 Sioux Lookout ON P8T 1C4 Fax: (807) 737-2699
* Appropriate education and/or equivalent combination of experience and training to manage the tasks and responsibilities of the position * Minimum Grade 12 required * Knowledgeable of the special and unique needs of the First Nation women and women’s issues * Experience in facilitating group sessions/activities * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Able to show initiative and time management * Proficient in planning and scheduling wellness activities * Must be able to perform administrative skills such as computer operation, electronic communication, and report writing * Ability to communication in Ojibway/Oji-Cree is an asset
DUTIES: * Deliver workshops in northern First Nation communities * Routine travel to northern First Nation communities * Design culturally appropriate resource materials that reflect the needs of First Nation women and their families * Prepare verbal and written reports as required * Provide support to First Nation women and their families * Advertise and promote the Women’s Wellness Project to reach the target group * On-going communication with First Nation women and their families * Research and develop resources and materials which will address issues around women’s wholistic wellness
CLOSING DATE: 4:00 pm January 4, 2010 APPLY TO:
The Wawatay AGM scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2009 has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide members with a Notice of Annual General Meeting once a date has been set.
Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) Box 1781 16 Fourth Avenue Sioux Lookout ON P8T 1C4 Phone: (807) 737-2214 Fax: (807) 737-2699
Since 1935 Morgan Fuels has serviced Northwestern Ontario in the bulk petroleum business. Morgan Fuels, an Esso branded bulk petroleum reseller, with offices throughout Northwestern Ontario, has an employment opportunity for a full time sales position. The position, based out of Sioux Lookout, is responsible for sales solicitation for our fuels and lubricants business to various commercial, industrial, First Nations and residential customers. Qualifications for the position include but are not limited to knowledge of the petroleum business, knowledge of the customers we serve, and sales experience in a trucking/petroleum, lubricants and cardlock operation. The successful candidate will possess excellent communications skills, knowledge of computer systems, the ability to effectively interact with personnel at multiple levels of the organization, and be a team player. The successful candidate must be willing and able to cold call new and existing customers. The position will require travel throughout Northwestern Ontario both by vehicle and air. The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal records check, drivers abstract as well as successfully pass pre and random drug and alcohol testing. If you feel your skills and qualifications meet the above requirements, please send your resume to:
Darrell Morgan, President Morgan Fuels, Box 1029 Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B3 (807) 737-2617 fax firstname.lastname@example.org The submission deadline for receiving applications will be Friday December 11th, 2009 at 4pm. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NORTHERN NISHNAWBE EDUCATION COUNCIL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Windigo First Nations Council
TECHNICAL UNIT Position: Circuit Rider Trainer Location: Sioux Lookout Salary: Based on Qualifications Employment is for a full time 1 year contract position with the potential for renewal. GENERAL DUTIES: - Deliver “Hands-on-training” of plant operators in the proper operation/maintenance of water/wastewater treatment plants - Recommend and adapt technical material/training modules which would apply to each water/wastewater treatment plant operator’s particular facility - Work with the ORO contractor as defined by SWOP RESPONSIBILITIES: - Submit training reports, etc. and training plan schedules every three weeks - Complete dacum charts to monitor the progress of the training modules at each year end - Develop proactive preventative operations/maintenance initiatives, including developing and implementing a MMP QUALIFICATIONS: - Minimum Grade 12 Education, C.E.T. or equivalent is preferred - Applicants must possess as a minimum Class - II Certification in water and wastewater treatment and must have at least five (5) years experience in water and wastewater treatment plant operations - Good communication skills, both oral and written. Must be able to produce excellent training and other reports as required through training visits to the plants. - Willing to travel in small aircraft throughout Northern Ontario. - Experienced in trouble-shooting problems relating to water and wastewater systems. - Knowledge of general construction practices related to infrastructure projects. - Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and WHMIS. - Ability to communicate in Oji-Cree a definite asset Please submit your resume and three references no later than Friday December. 11th, 4 PM, to: Richard Habinski, P.Eng. Tech Unit Manager Windigo First Nations Council Box 299 Sioux Lookout, ON Or by e-mail: P8T 1A3 email@example.com Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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KWAYACIIWIN EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES KWAYACIIWIN EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE in Sioux Lookout, Ontario is managing the development and delivery of the First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) with participating First Nations in the Sioux Lookout district. FNSSP will target 3 key areas: • School success plans • Student learning assessments • Performance measurement. Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre invites applications for the following 11 positions for the First Nation Student Success Program: • First Nation Student Success Program Coordinator • School Success Planning Lead • Student Learning Assessment & Performance Measures Lead • Literacy Specialist • Numeracy Specialist • Student Assessment Resource Worker • Student Retention Coordinator • Administrative Assistant • Database Clerk • 2 School Reviewers To apply for any of the above positions, please submit a resume, two references with written permission to contact, and a covering letter to: Roy Morris, Project Coordinator Mail: Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre Box 1328 Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (807) 737-2882 Job descriptions may be obtained by calling Charlotte at 1-866-326-1077 or (807) 737-7373 ext 21. Criminal Reference and Child Abuse Registry check required. Closing date for applications: Dec. 24, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
NNEC is a non-profit education organization that delivers secondary and post secondary education programs and services for First Nations people. NNEC operates Pelican Falls First Nations High School and Centre, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and Wahsa Distance Education Center. The organization maintains offices in Lac Seul (Head Office), Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. NNEC welcomes applications for the following casual position.
ON-CALL CASUAL STUDENT SUPPORT WORKER GENERAL:
Under the direction of the Thunder Bay Student Services Director or designate, the Casual Student Support Worker will provide support services to the students attending Queen Elizabeth High School and Dryden District High School. The OnCall Student Support Worker will provide evening and weekend answering service and crisis response service to the NNEC. To process these calls to the emergency and other services supporting NNEC secondary students. The On-Call Student Support Worker will offer an efficient and helpful service to clients, members of the NNEC community and external organizations requesting information or advice and to be proactive in processing these enquiries through to resolution where practicable. The On-call Student Support Worker will have an understanding and sensitivity to First Nations culture and traditions. In addition they must also have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and be able to multi task effectively.
must be willing to work shift work, weekends on an on-call basis. minimum grade 12 diploma experience working with First Nation youth preferred must have a Class “G” drivers license and have access to a reliable vehicle with insurance for transporting clients and must provide clean driver’s abstract. must have First Aid with C.P.R. child and youth or willing to obtain fluency in one of the Sioux Lookout area dialects an asset but not essential knowledge of urban environment of Sioux Lookout Vulnerable Persons check mandatory
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
REMUNERATION: hourly rate, to commensurate with education and experience. Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted Submit your resume, covering letter and written permission for NNEC to contact three employment references to Dorothy Trout, Personnel Officer at NNEC by Thursday, December 17, 2009 by 4:00 p.m; by fax : (807) 582-3865; via mail: Box 1419, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, P8T 1B9 or email email@example.com. For more information please contact; Personnel Officer, Dorothy Trout at (807) 582-3245. www.nnec.on.ca
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Ken Wabegijig shows work at Art Zoom Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Ken Wabegijig displayed a variety of lighter cases, purses and dreamcatchers during Thunder Bay’s Art Zoom 2009. “I’ve been doing leatherwork probably since 1970,” Wabegijig said between discussions with visitors at his table in Chenier Fine Arts on Court Street in downtown Port Arthur. “I don’t do moccasins because there are so many others doing moccasins. The purses are really selling, the lighter cases are selling pretty good too.” Wabegijig said he’s made some good sales with his lighter cases this year. “Earlier this summer I had about 150 lighter cases,” Wabegijig said. “Now I only have about 20 of them.” Wabegijig was one of about 50 to 60 artists who took part in the third annual Art Zoom at 24 different locations in downtown Port Arthur; he plans to take part again in the upcoming Annual Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Christmas Gift Show and Sale at the Victoriaville Centre.
“I had all these shakers last year,” Wabegijig said about the 25 or so traditional shakers he was selling at last year’s Annual Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Christmas Gift Show and Sale. “I never had an opportunity to make any more. “It’s nice finding a home for them. People use them for ceremonial use.” Wabegijig still has plenty of his colourful dreamcatchers to sell at the upcoming Annual Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Christmas Gift Show and Sale. “I started making dreamcatchers in about 1980,” Wabegijig said, explaining he learned how to make dreamcatchers during a dream. “I had all the supplies on the table and couldn’t figure out how to do that. One night it came to me in a dream.” Wakegijig said a man showed him how make dreamcatchers step by step on a table during the dream. “It looked like a small table,” Wakegijig said. “When he was finished, it was a huge table – to the right just dreamcatchers, dreamcatchers, dreamcatch-
ers.” Wakegijig said the man showed him how to make many different kinds of dreamcatchers, which is why the table was so large – each dreamcatcher had its own place on the table. “That’s why I make so many different kinds,” Wakegijig said. “I’m always changing (them) a little bit each time – there are so many variations to it.” Wakegijig said he is now thinking about passing along his skills and knowledge to the younger generation and has already shared some knowledge with students at area schools, such a Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. “I find it very relaxing,” Wakegijig said. “I find it very rewarding.” Rick Garrick/Wawatay News
Ken Wabegijig displayed some of his lighter cases, purses and dreamcatchers Dec. 5 at Chenier Fine Arts on Court Street in downtown Port Arthur during Thunder Bay’s Art Zoom 2009. “I find it very relaxing,” Wabegijig said. “I find it very rewarding.”
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Prospecting program grads offered jobs Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Iron manufacturing company, Bending Lake Iron Group, is offering jobs to all graduates of the Mineral Prospecting Program. â€œIâ€™m excited,â€? said Jonathon McKay, a Mineral Prospecting Program graduate from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, during the Nov. 27 graduation ceremony at Bending Lake Iron Groupâ€™s Thunder Bay office. â€œIâ€™m really happy I have a fulltime job.â€? McKay and seven other Aboriginal students from across northern Ontario took part in the 15-week program, designed to respond to a skill shortage in the mineral exploration industry. Graduates studied mineral exploration techniques and theory, and participated in fieldwork at the Bending Lake Iron Group site near Atikokan. They now have the skills, safety certification and equipment to find employment with an exploration company and/or to work as self-employed prospectors. â€œIt was a good program,â€? said Gull Bayâ€™s Jeff King, who received a Geotul (prospecting tool similar to a small pickaxe) as a special award for his outstanding marks out in the field. â€œIâ€™m really looking forward to the future, looking forward to working with Bending Lake for
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Mineral Prospecting Program graduates celebrated their graduation with Bending Lake president and CEO Henry Wetelainen and MPPs Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle at the Bending Lake Iron Group office in Thunder Bay Nov. 27. the rest of my life.â€? Celestine King is pleased of her sonâ€™s achievements. â€œIâ€™m proud of him,â€? Celestine
said. â€œHeâ€™s got a job. He actually enjoyed the training program. When he came home, thatâ€™s all he talked about. Itâ€™s something
heâ€™s finally interested in.â€? The job includes brush cutting, sand sampling and line cutting.
â€œThey all came from different communities, Sault Sainte Marie, KI, Kasabonika, Gull Bay, (Ginoogaming, Fort William
First Nation), but they all jelled together as a team,â€? said Bending Lake Iron Group president and CEO Henry Wetelainen. â€œWithout their (Ontario government) support for the program, it would not have happened.â€? Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Michael Gravelle congratulated the graduates on their success in the program and their future prospects. â€œThis is a sector that has extraordinary potential,â€? Gravelle said. â€œDespite some of the challenges we have seen over the past year, we can see things turning around.â€? Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro also congratulated the graduates about their new jobs and potential career opportunities. â€œThere is a tremendous amount of (mineral exploration) activity occurring right now, not only in Ontario, but all across Canada,â€? Mauro said. Wetelainen is excited about the opportunities in mineral exploration throughout northern Ontario. He also wants to teach the graduates how to make deals and make things happen in the mining industry. â€œOn the property we own, there are over 900 targets we havenâ€™t even looked at,â€? Wetelainen said. â€œJust donâ€™t work for Bending Lake. Start your own Bending Lake.â€?
NAPS encourages tips on prescription drugs, charge 11 Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Nishnawbe Aski Police Services is encouraging people to provide anonymous tips on those who are bringing prescription drugs into their communities. â€œWe encourage people to call in tips,â€? said NAPS Sgt. Jackie George. â€œA lot of the work we have done is through tips from the public.â€? George suggested people call NAPSâ€™s confidential tip line at 1-888-737-3442, or e-mail NAPSâ€™s Drug Enforcement Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477) to report drug offences. â€œWe need to have a lot of reliable information before we can search people,â€? George said. â€œWe canâ€™t do random searches because it violates peopleâ€™s rights.â€? George said police need to have grounds to search people for prescription drugs. â€œThat is why it is important
for people to contact police,â€? George said. â€œOnce we get the tip, we have some information to compile before we can go and do what we want to do â€“ get the drugs off the street.â€? George said the police are not only looking for those who are bringing in the prescription drugs, they are also looking for the source of the prescription drugs. NAPS has charged 11 people with drug offenses since late October. Forty-two-year-old William John Meekis of Sandy Lake was charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The arrest came after Sandy Lake band constables alerted NAPS officers Dec. 2 about a suspicious envelope at the Sandy Lake First Nation Airport. A police investigation revealed the envelope contained several controlled substances, including OxyContin and Percocet prescription drugs and cocaine. The drugs are valued
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ment Unit seized a quantity of prescription pills Nov. 20 at the Thunder Bay International Airport from an individual attempting to travel to Eabametoong.
â€œWe need to have a lot of reliable information before we can search people.â€? â€“ Jackie George
NAPS officers seized $7,200 (street value) worth of Percocet prescription drugs from Wabano, who was released from custody on a notice to appear in court Jan. 7, 2010. A 16-year-old female from Sandy Lake was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking Oct. 29 after NAPS officers, assisted by Sandy Lake band constables, conducted an investigation at the Sandy Lake Airport. Police seized a street value of about $30,400 worth of Oxy-
Contin prescription drugs from the female, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The drugs were transported to the community from the Winnipeg airport. The female appeared before a Justice of the Peace on Oct. 30 and has since been released on a promise to appear for court in Sandy Lake on Dec. 8. Twenty-six-year-old Connie McKay of Kasabonika Lake was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit seized about $11,000 (street value) worth of OxyContin prescription drugs destined for Kasabonika Lake Oct. 26 at the Thunder Bay Airport. Thirty-year-old Brian John Wapoose and 22-year-old Erica Helen Vicky Wapoose were both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking after the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit seized about $9,200 (street value) worth of Percocet pre-
scription drug tablets destined for Eabametoong Oct. 29 at the Thunder Bay Airport. Both were released on a Promise to Appear for court in Thunder Bay on November 26. Thirty-three-year-old Sheila Kelly Jane Mekanak and 40year-old Noah Mekanak were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, 20-yearold Natalie Rosanne Moonias was arrested on an outstanding warrant and also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, and 44-year-old Victor Missewace was charged with possession of a substance after the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Section executed a warrant Oct. 29 at a Limbrick Place residence and seized $4,800 (street value) worth of Percocet prescription drugs destined for Neskantaga and Webequie. All four were released on a promise to appear for court in Thunder Bay on Nov. 26.
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Land-based approach to quitting addictions Debbie Mishibinijima Wawatay News
Sandy Lake First Nation community members are helping one another to beat their addiction to prescription pills. Roy Kakegamic of the Sandy Lake First Nation Health Authority helped to develop the “Quake Kee Ka Bawin” Healing Camp. Quake Kee Ka Bawin means “to turn around and face another direction.” An appropriate name given that some individuals are moving forward towards self-healing from prescription pill addiction. Kakegamic said that the desperate plea for help came from chief and council. “There were people coming into the band office asking for assistance to take care of the kids, asking for money for food,” he explained. However, it turned out the assistance provided was being
used on addictions. Ultimately, the chief and council requested the health authority’s to help the people. Once the project was developed, the chief and head nurse went on the radio to ask if anybody wants help to step forward. Thirteen individuals signed up for the ‘land-based’ healing camp. That is what sets Quake Kee Ka Bawin apart from any other treatment process. Participants are taught to live one day at a time. They are given ancestors teachings. The twelve steps to healing used in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are incorporated. The voluntary program lasts 33 days, and is structured into four phases. The first phase/intake phase lasts 19 days and includes a physical assessment by the nurse. Nurses follow up with par-
ticipants every two days as the weaning process happens. As the withdrawal cycle from oxycontin can be physically difficult, another type of medication is used to help the body gradually wean. The second phase lasts seven days wherein individuals are taken to a designated location. Kakegamic notes that the second phase is the most difficult phase. “This is when participants completely get off the drugs and go through withdrawals.” The first four days are the most difficult. The participants have not eaten very much. There is also difficulty sleeping at night. Around noon, at last, participants are able to succumb to sleep. Sharing circles, educational sessions, one-on-one counseling, nature hikes, elder teachings and other fun activities are some of the programming that
happens in this phase. In the third phase, participants are taken to an outpost camp within the traditional territory. “We have always believed that there is a healing power out on the land and environment,” said Kakegamic. He also mentions that the participants are eating lots now. They are also waking up early, eager to go out hunting, to be out on the land. There is on-going counseling, guest speakers and more cultural activities. There is time for reflection and to develop after-care plans. Upon return to the community, Kakegamic learns a lesson. “It was too early for them to be going back to the community as they are still struggling with addictions.” Now in the fourth phase – the aftercare phase, there are four individuals left in Quake Kee Ka Bawin. “We are concentrating on the
four of them with their families. “We have a husband and wife team.” One weekend retreat has been scheduled for December. Since there were concerns shared about missing spouses and children during the earlier phases, the family is invited to participate in the weekend retreats. Kakegamic will determine the costs of the weekend retreat. He is optimistic that they will be able to continue with two more family weekend retreats per month until the end of March. Word of the healing camp has gone through the moccasin telegraph. Other workers in First Nations communities are interested in the Quake Kee Ka Bawin Healing Camp. However, there is a misconception Sandy Lake First Nation has a prescription drug treatment centre in the community. Kakegamic confirms this is a
‘project’ within the community. “We found ways and mean within our existing budget to pull through. We didn’t want to do a proposal.” Kakegamic is working on making the project become a long-term program. “We are hoping to…once we go through the whole process with these participants, we are terming this as a project. Once we get outside funding, we want to term it as a program for the long term.” He stresses that the success of the program is because of the dedication of leadership and community members. “We have two elders helping throughout. “We have lots of help from health staff who step up to volunteer off hours. “Miigwetch to Adam Fiddler, chief and council, health staff, and volunteers. Without them, it would not be possible. It’s a team effort all around,” Kakegamic said.
Martha’s healing journey from prescription pill abuse Debbie Mishibinijima Wawatay News Every day for four years, Martha Kakekagumick used prescription pills she bought off the streets. Kakekagumick says that she turned to drugs to cope with the death of her oldest brother. Her brother was her rock – someone she went to for advice or to just talk. Without him, her world turned upside down. She started to snort five to 10 Tylenol 3’s a day. Two years later, tragedy
struck again. Suddenly, Kakekagumick was a single mom. Three-year old Nadine’s father had committed suicide. She descended into heavier pill addiction. Shortly after her boyfriend’s funeral, Kakekagumick started to snort Oxy’s (Oxycontin). “At that time, I was willing to try anything so I won’t feel the pain anymore,” she says. “I started to snort Oxy’s, about six to eight pills a day, sometimes less. Depends if I get enough money.” Oxycontin, or Oxy’s, is a med-
“At that time, I was willing to try anything so I won’t feel the pain anymore.” – Martha Kakegamic
ication prescribed by doctors to patients with chronic pain. Other prescription pills often abused are Percocets (Percs) and Tylenol 3 (T3’s). Addictions to prescription pills are a serious concern within the Aboriginal commu-
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nity, both on and off reserve. In a 2009 report, Answering the Call for Help, released by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, a number of reasons were outlined on why prescription drug abuse is prevalent in First Nations. “Common reasons to start taking drugs, specifically in the Sioux Lookout area, are peer pressure, cultural loss, grief, lack of self-esteem, trauma, housing problems, domestic violence, and other mental health issues,” the report says. First Nations leaders are concerned about the devastation
that the pills cause. A resolution was passed at the Sioux Lookout Zone Chiefs meeting Sept. 3 to look at strategies to end prescription drug addiction. “Whereas the impact of this problem on individuals and communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone First Nations is serious and is escalating to a crises level,” part of the resolution reads. Two keys areas of the resolution were the establishment of land-based treatment centres, and increased security measures at point of entry into com-
munities. Sandy Lake First Nation, a remote fly-in First Nation has developed a community-based approach to help its membership. Part of the program helps individuals to wean themselves off of pills. Kakekagumick knows what it is like to withdraw from Oxy’s. “The painful part is when you feel your stomach twisting inside and the pins and needles all over your body. see next page
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Honouring the memory of fourteen murdered women Debbie Mishibinijima Wawatay News
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Fourteen candles were lit at the Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre in Sioux Lookout to honour each of the fourteen young women who were killed at l’Ecole polytechnique de Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989.
“Police confirmed, Fourteen students dead – all women.” These words echoed through the media Dec. 6, 1989, when 14 females, most of them students, were gunned down in cold blood at l’Ecole polytechnique de Montreal. On the 20th anniversary of the gender-based massacre, the First Step Women’s Shelter in Sioux Lookout hosted a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women memorial service at Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre. The small but concerned turnout of women, and one lone man, came to honour the memories of the slain women. All the murdered women were victims of a madman who harboured extreme hatred towards women. Twenty-five year old Marc Lupine approached the school that day and pulled out a semiautomatic rifle. Entering a classroom of engineering students, Lupine ordered the students to opposite sides of the room –‘men on the right, women on the left.’ The men were ordered out of the room. The female engineering students became the first victims of Lupine’s killing spree.
After 20 minutes of fury, 13 other females were injured in the rampage, as well as four men. Finally, the cold-blooded killer turns the gun on himself. A suicide note was found on him. Lupine blamed all his failures on women. The act of aggression against women is, sadly, quite common in Canada.
“We will remember them and all the women and children that have been killed, so it’s still successful (our memorial).” – Carmelita Agustin
Adorning the walls of Nishnawbe Gamik were hundreds of cutouts of white, pink and blue t-shirts representing the many women and children who were similarly killed by abusive men. The icons are a chilling reminder of how many females and children suffer family violence. While attendees reflect on the violence against women, Queen Elizabeth high school student, Rebecca Crane, sings softly and serenely as part of
the commemoration. Fourteen candles graced the table. Each candle is lit one by one as a slideshow displayed the names and image of each slain woman. Many of the women were at the prime of their adulthood. Fourteen red roses are included in the display to also honour the women. A 2009 documentary of the Montreal Massacre called Polytechnique was also shown. There continues to be many senseless acts of violence committed against women and children every year. In Canada, this year alone there have been nineteen more women killed by their partners. The work of the First Step Women’s Shelter to help break the cycle of domestic and family violence continues with hope. Carmelita Agustin is the shelter service manager at First Step Women’s Shelter. She organized the event. “I was a bit disappointed at the turn out but I still think it’s very important for us to remember them (the 14 murdered women),” Agustin said. “We put in a lot of work, and we are always hoping to have a better turn out. We will remember them and all the women and children that have been killed, so it’s still successful (our memorial).”
Quitting prompted by near-death experience from allergic reaction from page 23 (There are) the sweats and shakiness and you get very depressed.” She decided to quit taking pills because she had hit the point of ‘rock bottom’ when she took the wrong pill. It so happened she was allergic to that pill. She would have died if she had taken a larger dose and if she had not gotten medical help. The near death experience caused Kakekagumick to reflect on her life style choices. She thought of her young daughter, Nadine. “I thought it is not worth it and besides I want to (be) around when my daughter gets married.” Kakekagumick decided to move to a new community where she had no access to any street drugs. “In my community I didn’t know anybody who had them, so I had to focus on other
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things.” When she quit, she went cold turkey. It took about a month for her body to feel physically better. “I had to teach myself how to do everything again, how to feel, how to deal with social events, how to eat, or even how to breathe normal.” Quitting wasn’t easy, she admits. “So many times I wanted to go back snorting but I always think about what I’m risking.” She admits to still having cravings, even after being clean for three years. “I am okay when I don’t see any (drugs)”. But she finds it challenging when she goes to visit at North Spirit Lake. She has to tell those around her to respect her choice to be sober by not doing the drugs in front of her. She also relies on her “mind over matter” mentality. “You just have to keep your mind on the good things, on
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Notice of Cancellation of Wawatay Annual General Meeting
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The Wawatay AGM scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2009 has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide members with a Notice of Annual General Meeting once a date has been set.
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Christmas comes to Eagle’s Cry Centre Marianne Jones Special to Wawatay News
“Things are really booming at the centre,” says Angie Hedrick, co-director of Eagle’s Cry Life Centre on Simpson Street in Thunder Bay. Since making the strategic decision to direct their focus toward families and youth rather than operate as a dropin centre, Hedrick says, “Things have exploded. “Five weeks ago we had maybe 10 or 12 kids and their parents. This past Saturday we were already up to 44 kids with their parents—70 or so in total.” The new direction seems to have brought an early Christmas to the centre, through the generosity of local stores. Canadian Tire at Thunder Centre has donated a seven-foot Christmas tree with lights and a foosball game for the Eagle’s Cry families. Wal-Mart has committed to donating monthly gift cards toward materials for the weekly craft program, as well as for emergency clothing. In addition, Wal-Mart associates have provided Christmas gifts for the children and parents, as well as stocking stuffers for the children. Future Shop is donating a Wii system for the centre. Other Thunder Bay merchants have been regular supporters of Eagle’s Cry as well. According to Hedrick, “Every year Hull’s Family Bookstore has an initiative for Eagle’s Cry on St. Nicholas Day, when a percentage of the day’s sales are donated to the Centre. They also collect socks to be given to the families. They are very supportive of the work that we do. Anything that we need, they can find it for us. “Quality Market as usual
Youth and families who enjoy the Eagle’s Cry Life Centre gathered for a recent crafts night. The Christmas spirit has seen many donations to the centre. is one of our bigger supporters. They always help us out as much as possible with the food we provide for meals as well as hampers.” It’s not only merchants that are showing the Christmas spirit. Eagle’s Cry has partnered with Feed the Children with the
goal of providing 500 hampers to needy children in the spring. They also received a $4,500 grant through YouthScapes, which is enabling them to begin an art program for youth. “We are open only two days a week because we are waiting until the New Year to implement
some new programs. We are open on Tuesdays from 4:307:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 3-9 p.m. On both of those days we do crafts and serve a meal to the families.” On Tuesdays, volunteer hairdressers offer free haircuts to the children. “We require parents to be
present for all children under 12,” says Angie’s husband Sky. He is excited about future opportunities for their ministry, which could include fly-ins to northern communities to work with youth at risk. As they recruit more volunteer help, they hope to offer
more life skills training and workshops for youth and families. But for the moment, they are grateful that they are able to see a joyful Christmas for the Centre’s families, thanks to local merchants.
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DECEMBER 10, 2009
ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲ ᔕᐁᐧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᑯᔑᓄᒪᑲᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᒣᓂᔭᐣ ᒍᐣᐢ ᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓂᐠ
ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᑯᒐᓂᒥᓭ ᐅᒪ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐣᒋ ᐦᐁᐟᕑᐃᐠ, ᑲᔭᓂᑫᐅᑭᒪᐅᐨ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐃᒪ ᓯᑦᓯᐣ ᒥᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ ᐅᑌᓇᐠ. ᐊᑯᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᐅᓀᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐊᐱᐨ ᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐱᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᑫᑕᓇᑲᒥᑭᓯᐊᐧᐨ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐦᐁᐣᕑᐃᐠ, ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᑯᒐᓂᒥᓭ. ᐊᑎᑲ ᓇᐣᑕ ᓂᔭᓄᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑭᐸᐱᔕᐊᐧᐠ 10 ᐊᑯᓇᐠ 12 ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᐁᑭᐱᐃᐧᒋᐃᐧᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲᐠ ᐱᒥᐱᔕᐊᐧᐠ 44 ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᐊᔑᐨ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒪᒪᐤ 77 ᑭᐱᔕᐊᐧᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᐡᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐧᐸᐨ ᐅᑭᑐᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᓂ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᒥᔑᐣ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐁᑭᐅᒋ ᐸᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐊᐧᐨ. ᑲᓀᑎᔭᐣ ᑕᔭᕑ ᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫ ᔑᑯᐱᐣ ᐊᔑᐨ ᐊᐧᐢᑌᓂᑲᓀᔭᐱᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒣᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑫᒣᑕᐊᐧᑫᐊᐧᐨ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐃᒪ ᐊᐧᓫᒪᕑᐟ ᑭᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᓱᐱᓯᑦ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑕᓱᐱᓯᑯᓇᑲ ᒋᐅᒋ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᐅᒋ ᐅᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓄᑌᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑭᐡᑭᑲᓇᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᐧᓫᒪᕑᐟ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐨ ᒥᑭᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᒥᓂᑕᐧ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᒪᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᔑᑲᓂᐠ ᑫᐱᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᓂᑭᐣ ᐅᒥᓂᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ. ᑯᑕᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᑕᐅᒋ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᒣᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᑫᒣᑕᐊᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᒪᐊᐧᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ. ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑯᒥᑯᐣ ᑲᐯᐦᐃ ᐅᑐᒋᐱᒥ ᐃᐧᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᒪ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᓂ. ᒥᓇ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐦᐁᐣᕑᐃᐠ, ᑕᓱᔭᑭ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᒪ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᑕᐊᐧᑌᑭᐣ, ᐸᑭ ᐅᑐᒋᐸᑫᓇᐊᐧᐣ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑲᐊᑕᐊᐧᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐁᐃᔑᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᐅᒪ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᒪᐊᐧᑐᓇᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᔑᑲᓇᐣ ᒋᒥᓂᑕᐧ ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᐣᑕᓱᐡᑲᒪᑯᒥᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᓇᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᔭᐠ. ᑫᑯᓂᑯ ᑲᓄᑌᓭᔭᐠ, ᓂᓇᓇᑐᓂᑫᑕᒪᑯᒥᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐃᒪ ᑲᐧᓫᐃᑎ ᒪᕑᑭᐟ ᐊᒥᐦᐅᒪ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᔭᐠ. ᑲᐯᐦᐃ ᐁᑯᑲᐡᑭᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᓂᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᒥᐣ ᐁᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᒋᒪᐣ. ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᐃᑯ ᐁᑕ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᑭᒪᐠ ᑲᐊᐧᐸᑕᐦᐃᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᓂ ᔕᐁᐧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂ. ᐅᒪ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᐠ
ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᑭᑕᐸᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᓂ ᓄᑯᒥᑫ ᐁᑭᒪᐊᐧᑐᐡᑲᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑭᐅᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ. ᒥᔑᐣ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᐃᐧ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑭᐅᑎᓂᑲᑌᐊᐧᐣ.
ᐅᑭᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒪᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᐊᔕᒥᑕᐧ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᐁᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐃᐧᑲᑫᐧ ᐅᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ 500 ᒥᒋᒥᐊᐧᔕᐣ ᒋᐸᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᑲᑭᑎᒪᑭᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐱ ᐊᓂᓯᑲᐧᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑭᒥᓇᑲᓄᐸᓂᐠ $4500 ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓯᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ.
ᓂᔓᑭᔑᑲ ᐁᑕ ᓂᐸᑭᓇᒥᐣ ᐯᔑᑯᑕᐊᐧᑌ ᐯᑐᐡ ᐁᐱᐦᐅᔭᐠ ᐊᓂᐅᐡᑭᔭᑭᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᐣᐸᑭᓇᒥᐣ ᑲᓂᔓᑭᔑᑲᐠ 4:30 ᐊᑯᓇᐠ 7:30 ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᒪᑎᓇᐁᐧᑭᔑᑲᐠ 3 ᐊᑯᓇᐠ 9 ᑲᐅᓇᑯᔑᐠ. ᐣᑐᑕᒥᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐁᐅᔑᒋᑫᐦᐊᑭᑕᐧ
ᒥᓇ ᐣᑕᔕᒪᒥᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᓂᔓᑭᔑᑲᐠ ᑲᑭᐡᑫᐧᐦᐊᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒧᒋᑭᐡᑫᐧᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐣ. ᓂᓇᑕᐁᐧᓂᒪᒥᐣ ᑲᔦ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᒪᐠ ᒋᐱᐃᐧᒋᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐊᐧᔑᔑᒥᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᑲ ᒪᔑ 12 ᑲᑕᓱᔭᑭᐃᐧᓀᓂᐨ, ᐃᑭᑐ
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ᐊᐣᒋ ᐅᓇᐯᒪᐣ ᐣᑲᔾ. ᒥᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᒋᓀᑕᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐊᓂᓂᑲᐣ ᑫᔭᓂ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᓇᓄᐊᐧᓂᐠ, ᑐᑲᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᒋᔭᓂᔑᐃᐧᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓯᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᑲᔭᓂᒥᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ, ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐃᐧᑕ ᑫᐃᔑᑲᑭᑫᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᒥᓇ
ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐃᐧᓂᑯ ᐅᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐁᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑯᒧᐊᐧᑫᑕᒪᐠ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᑲᐡᑭᑐᔭᐠ ᒋᐃᔑ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐊᑭᑕᐧ ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᐊᓂᔕ ᐅᑎ ᐁᐅᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᔭᑭᑕᐧ ᐊᑕᐁᐧᐃᑭᒪᑲᐠ.
DECEMBER 10, 2009
May the closeness of family and friends, the comfort of home, the unity of our nation, renew your holiday spirits this holiday season. Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) would like to wish women and their families a safe and Happy Holiday. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
Independent First Nations Alliance Staff, Chiefs & Council Members
Are wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season!
DECEMBER 10, 2009
Winter holidays great time to work on literacy Special to Wawatay News
Winter holidays provide an excellent opportunity for families and friends to spend time together learning and practicing literacy skills. “During the holidays, why not take time to sing, read and learn together during the cold wintery nights,” says Margaret Eaton, President, ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation. “It’s a great chance to improve literacy skills and practice for Family Literacy Day.” On January 27, 2010, families and communities across Canada will participate in Family Literacy Day. Established in 1999 by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation and Honda Canada, this national initiative encourages Canadians to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day. ABC CANADA offers the following activites to encourage
family literacy over the holidays and throughout the winter months: 1. Make a list, check it twice: As a family, write out lists together – wish lists to Santa, shopping lists or even New Year’s resolutions! 2. Watch a book: Many classic holiday stories have been adapted for the big screen. Read these stories with your kids first, then watch the movie equivalent; Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas are classic favourites. 3. Signed, sealed, delivered: Do you have a stack of holiday cards that need to be posted? Ask your family to help you write out greetings and addresses. 4. How many shopping days left?: When shopping for gifts or holiday party supplies, ask your kids to count out the change required to make your pur-
chase. You can practice numeracy skills by keeping track of spending before you reach the cash register. 5. Sing for literacy!: Bring out the karaoke machine for the
family to sing Christmas carols or classic winter-themed songs. Singing encourages learning patterns of words, rhymes and rhythms, and is strongly connected to language skills.
6. Dear Grandma: The holidays are a great time to write a letter or email to a loved one. Have everyone in your family contribute at least one paragraph on what they have accom-
plished over the last year. 7. Holiday scavenger hunt: Create a list of holiday and winter-related items around your home. Give the list to your family and have them find all the items on the list. 8. Jack Frost nipping at your nose: On cold winter days, snuggle by the fire with a good Christmas book and a cup of hot chocolate. Don’t forget the marshmallows! 9. Make reading a key ingredient: Following a recipe is a great way to practice reading, comprehension and math skills. By baking holiday cookies or cakes, you can get the whole family involved. 10. Start a family game night: Get your family together and play a game like Scrabble® or Monopoly® so you can practice spelling and counting! Make it a weekly event. –CCNA
On Behalf of SACRED TRAIL OF HOPE 2nd Generation Gospel Jamboree We would like to extend our Christmas Greetings to our sponsors: Kingfisher Lake First Nation Nishnawbe Aski Nation Muskrat Dam First Nation Musselwhite Mine Goldcorp Shibogama Bill Morris Sr. Sioux Lookout Dakota McKay – Sioux Lookout Virginia Masekayash-Skt- Mishkeegogamang Sally & Eric Mallory – Thunder Bay Bill Morris Jr. & Ruth Morris – Kingfisher Lake Archie Mekanak & Becky Nate Webequie Michah Winter - Kingfisher Lake Henry McKay - Kingfisher Lake Sadie McKay - KI Irene Ross - Muskrat Dam Violet Neshinapaise - Wunnumin Ina McKay – Sioux Lookout Sheila Beardy – Sioux Lookout Jennie Cutfeet – Sioux Lookout Eric & Sally Mallory – Thunder Bay Natalie Kamenawatamin – Sioux Lookout Jessie McKay – Sioux Lookout Moses Kamenatamin Sioux Lookout Beverly Duncan – Sioux Lookout Steven Keeash – Dryden Ophelia Kamenawatamin – Sioux Lookout Gert Orcoyer – Sioux Lookout Anna Mckay – Sioux Lookout Fanny McKay – Wunnumin Lake Anna Mamakwa Wunnumin Lake Abel Mamakwa Wunnumin Lake Delphine McKoop Wunnumin Lake Joan Keewasin Wunnumin Lake Mary Oshkineegish Wunnumin Lake Samson Oshkineegish Wunnumin Lake Ray Sainnawap Wunnumin Lake Simon Sturgeon Wunnumin Lake Irene Bighead Wunnumin Lake Joel Bighead Wunnumin Lake ST. James Taxi Wunnumin Lake Virginia McKay Wunnumin Lake
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Susan McKay KI Johanna McKay KI Archie McKay KI Saidie McKay KI Kitchenuhmaykoosib Equyagamik St. Peter’s Church Vestry KI Sarah Anne Sturgeon Kingfisher Lake Lydia Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Thomas Winter & Family Kingfisher Lake Kezia Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Bessie Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Jerry Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Isaac Sainnawap Kingfisher Lake Annie Sakakeep Kingfisher Lake Evangeline King Kingfisher Lake Erro King Kingfisher Lake Crystal Sakakeep Kingfisher Lake Kristen Sakakeep Kingfisher Lake Lyndon Sakaeep Kingfisher Lake Jordan Kakegamic Kingfisher Lake Jordie Kakegamic Kingfisher Lake Jereny Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Michael Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Priscilla King Kingfisher Lake Sophia Winter Kingfisher Lake Simon Sakakeep Kingfisher Lake Tyra Yellowhead Kingfisher Lake Timonthy Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Zipporah Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Elijah Begg Kingfisher Lake Henry McKay Kingfisher Lake Rebecca Kanakakeesic Kingfisher Lake Mike Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake David Sainnawap Kingfisher Lake Abigail Mosquito Kingfisher Lake Lydia Mamakwa Kingfisher Lake Yard Sale Kingfisher Lake Kenina Kakeayash & Family Tommy Beardy - Kenora
Plus all the volunteers!
Meegwetch & Happy New Year!
DECEMBER 10, 2009
Students help make Wasaya Turkey Run a success James Thom Wawatay News
With Santa’s sled broken down, Wasaya picked up the slack transporting Santa throughout its coverage area. Santa was flying on Wasaya planes Dec. 5-7 as he took part in the airline’s annual Turkey Run where bags of candy are delivered to youth in the communities and turkeys are given to community members and leaders for feasts. “Santa is on every flight,” explained Dianna Atkinson, charter sales representative for Wasaya Airways. “People always gather at the airports, waiting for Santa.” About 2,253 turkeys were
delivered to the communities. This is based on the number of families in Wasaya ownership communities (one per family) and eight per community in the First Nations Wasaya makes scheduled flights to. Before the flights were made, Wasaya received a helping hand from students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. The students help fill 1,500 bags of candy which were distributed in the First Nations. In total, 3,125 bags were filled. Esther Barkman, a Grade 11 and 12 student, was one of several dozen students to help with the candy. “It’s nice to do things to help other people,” Barkman said. When DFC guidance head
Greg Quachegan sought volunteers, Barkman didn’t hesitate. Calling it a “good way to get volunteer hours,” Barkman, of Sachigo Lake, said it was a fun project to get involved with. Students set up a production line where some opened the bags, others filled them, some stapled them shut and others counted the bags and totalled their progress. Barkman was a bag-counter. As the last bags were being filled, snow began to fall outside the school. Christmas spirit struck both the students and Mother Nature. “You could really feel the Christmas spirit,” Quachegan said.
The Lawyers and staff of Beamish MacKinnon would like to wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our office will close at 12:00 noon on December 23rd and resume normal business hours on Monday January 4, 2010.
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Students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School volunteered to help Wasaya Airways fills bags of candy Nov. 30 at the school. The bags were delivered to youth throughout the region as part of Wasaya’s annual Turkey Run.
Mayor, Council & Staff of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout extend Season’s Greetings to our friends and neighbours. ᐧᐊᓂᓇᐧᐊᑲᐠ ᐅᑌᓇᐧᐃᑭᒪ, ᐅᓇᔓᐧᐁᐧᐃᑭᒪᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐠ ᐅᐧᐊᒋᔦᒪᐧᐊᐣ ᐅᑐᑌᒥᐧᐊᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑌᑎᐸᐃ ᑲᑕᐧᑲᑭᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᔭᐧᐊᐨ ᑲᐧᐃᐊᓂ ᑭᒋᑭᔑᑲᐠ. ᑲᐧᐃᒥᓄᐅᑎᓴᐸᑕᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᐡᑭᐊᐦᑭᐧᐊᐠ.
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NAPS employees deliver diapers $2,000 worth donated through Healthy Babies Fund James Thom Wawatay News
With Safeway’s Mom to Mom brand diapers in tow, the NAPS Healthy Baby Fund delivered its annual donation to a handful of northern First Nations. Officers and civilians with Nishnawbe Aski Police Service contributed funds to the campaign. The funds, more than
$1,200 this year, were used in conjunction with leftover funds from an LCBO buy-back program last year, to purchase 134 packages of diapers in sizes new born to six. “This is a program the officers are proud to be a part of,” said NAPS Sgt. Jackie George. “It’s a way to give back to our communities.” Marten Falls, Moose Factory,
“It’s a way to give back to our communities.” – Jackie George
Fort Albany, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls and North Spirit Lake were selected to receive the donations this year.
The diapers were flown north in late November, after being stored at the Wasaya hangar prior to transit. The program began in 2006, with late-Chief Paul Trivett formulating the idea to give back to community members and honour the vision, mission and values of NAPS. “By continuing the program, we are honouring the legacy of the late Chief of Police Paul Trivett,” George said.
North Spirit Lake received and delivered the diapers to the Health Babies co-ordinator Nov. 27. Healthy Babies co-ordinator Tobia Rae joined NAPS Const. Lara Polite to acknowledge the donation.
Fan of Hannah Montana The Wawatay AGM scheduled for Friday, December 11, 2009 has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will provide members with a Notice of Annual General Meeting once a date has been set.
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CHRISTMAS SAFETY TIPS from Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service
To ensure that our communities experience a Safe Holiday Season, we would like to remind you to keep safety in mind by remembering the following tips. If you will be traveling out of your community to shop for Christmas gifts, these tips will also help you prepare for safety. Always remember that alcohol consumption is a major factor in crimes against persons and property. Please report any alcohol or drug incidents to the police. Personal Safety: 9 Do not ash any amount of cash. 9 Try not to carry large amounts of cash. 9 When using an ATM cash machine, take someone with you. 9 When shopping, protect your bank PIN number. 9 When shopping, keep your purchases stored inside your trunk or covered up from view. Never leave your purchases in the trunk or vehicle overnight. 9 Do not buy “discounted” items from other community members, chances are the items may have been stolen. If in doubt, ask to see the receipt or refuse and report to police. 9 There are higher incidents of alcohol consumption during the holiday season, please keep an eye out for yourself, for others and for children. 9 If you are out celebrating, Know Your Limits and Stay Safe. 9 If you plan on taking any skidoo trips, advise someone where you are going, what your route will be and when you are planning to return.
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Property Safety: 9 When away from home, have a reliable person watch your home. 9 Make a list of all purchases and lock them up. 9 Make sure your home is properly secured with locks and lighting. 9 Do not show off the items you purchased. Keep presents stored and out of view. 9 Record serial numbers of any expensive electronic purchases. 9 If receiving presents or parcels by air freight make sure you are at the airport to receive the parcels.
Fire Safety: 9 Do not leave Christmas lights on overnight or candles burning unattended. 9 Keep clutter away from heat registers and woodstoves. 9 Make a Fire Escape Plan with your family. Practice your escape plan. 9 Fire Extinguishers and Smoke Alarms are important investments in your family’s safety. 9 Contact your local Fire Department and Fire Volunteers for more re safety tips and how to make a Fire Escape Plan.
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A grade 1 student from Samson Beardy Memorial School wrote to Santa using syllabics.
Christmas is the season we share in the spirit of giving and sharing, and celebrating in traditions with our family and friends. This time of year can be the happiest times for our families and it gives us the chance to make new memories that will be with us for the rest of our lives. This season can also be the loneliest time for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. One of the lessons we learn in our loss is that love does not suddenly diminish or cease. In fact, love is so powerful that it transcends both the physical and spirit world. The greatest thing we can do to honour our loved ones is to keep our hearts opens, to give and to receive love. For those who are struggling, I ask you to remain strong in your faith and to reach out to those you love and respect for guidance. Believe in yourself and in your worth that you can overcome these difcult times. Many of us look back and reect on the past year and give thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the year. While times may have been difcult and trying, we must remember to look to the experiences that transformed us and allowed us to grow in positive and healthy ways. This time of year brings much happiness and joy as we spend quality time with our family, especially our children. We spread happiness and joy by giving the gift of affection in the form of hugs and warm words. Spending time with my little boy, Brayden is one of my greatest pleasures in life. He is also one of my most important teachers in how easily and freely he is able to express love.
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Laughter is also a key part of our celebrations as we share funny stories. We also impart our children with the values and traditions of our culture through storytelling. Storytelling through our own legends allows our children to take pride in their identity and having them know our own stories gives them tools that they can use throughout the course of their lives. Giving and exchanging gifts is important, but this does not have to be based on expensive material goods. Cards with handwritten notes that express how much someone means to you, or to simply thank them for the difference their love or friendship has made, is a precious gift in itself. Another important aspect of this season is to share the Christmas story of love, hope and peace in our lives. The Christmas sprit of love, hope and peace is the spirit we should carry with us all year round. Having this spirit removes all fear and allows us to fully trust and have faith in the Creator that there is no obstacle that we cannot overcome as people of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. We may have suffered losses and endured difcult and trying times, but as a people, we continue to have hope in our future. We continue to believe that we will see positive changes for the betterment of our people. I thank the Chiefs and the many people who are working in our organizations on behalf of our people. Thank you for your passion, commitment and dedication. I wish you and your family peace and joy throughout the holiday season and wish you all the best in the coming year. Meegwetch. Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
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Letters to Santa from Sioux Mountain Public School Dear Santa, Hi Santa, I saw you at the movies.
Could you bring Barbie dolls and a Tinker bell doll? Cant wait to see
you! Love: River
my sister. Love: Lacoya
Dear Santa, Hi Santa this is Karma and I have a big brother named Ryder and a little brother to. Could you bring me some toys and dolls? Thank you. Love: Karma
Dear Santa, How are you doing? Will you bring me some presents! I like movies, Barbie dolls ad books. Will leave you cookies at my house! Love: Annika
Dear Santa, I would like for Christmas is hot wheel toys, monster toy, more Dora toys, bar man toy. Come to Joe’s house. Papa will be there. Love: Joe Dear Santa, I would like sleeping beauty toy, a princess dress, books, necklace, nail polish, lip stick, and a Barbie. I am leaving milk and cookies for your visit. Love: Kiarra
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Hi Santa, I have been a good girl all year, This year for Christmas I would like a Barbie, and Dora toys. I will leave you milk and cookies. Oh yeah and don’t forget about my brothers and
Dear Santa, I want presents Santa, I want Dora hairbrush toy, I give you some cookies. Love: Cheyenne Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl. This year I am asking for a Barbie. I will leave cookies and milk for you. And carrots for your reindeer. Love: Serenity Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy. 10 am asking for a “grandpa’s truck” and a really nice car. I will leave you some cookies and milk and carrots for your reindeer. Love: Haven Wyan Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl. This year I am asking for a big present, like a
race car. We will leave you milk and carrots for your reindeer Love: Crylliis
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Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy. This year I am asking for a truck. I will you cookies and milk; and carrots for your reindeer. Love: Lucas Dear Santa, My name is Tamara Moonias and I am 9 year old. I want an IPod, Xbox, toothpaste, backpack, new boots, a new DS games, sweaters, and new work books. I have been a good girl this year. Love: Tamara Moonias Dear Santa, My name is Jonah Moonias. I am 9 years old and I live in Neskanagan. I want an x-box black, a new bike, transformers and IPod, puzzles and Call of duty. I have been a good boy this year. Love: Jonah Moonias Dear Santa, Hi I want a new laptop, camera, and D.S... My name is Nolan Moonias and I have 8 years old. Love: Nolan Moonias Dear Santa, I live in Neskantago. My name is Celina Moonias. I am 6 years old. I want new barbies, and a new toys. I have been a very good girl this year. Love: Celina Moonias Dear Santa, My name is Elias Atlookan. I am 7 years old. Can you please give me new socks, sweaters, dark watch, transformers, back pack, and tooth-
Dear Santa, My name is Tyler. I want many new things. Like D.S. Lap top. And a hockey sticks. Also an X-Box 360 please, and transformers. Love: Tyler Dear Santa, My name is Cora Atlookan, and I have 6 years old. I would like barbies, and a new dress. I have been a good girl. Love: Cora Atlookan Dear Santa, My name is Tamara Slipper jack. I am 6 years old. Want a new Barbies and a new dress. New markers. Love: Tamara Slipper jack. Dear Santa, name is Desmond Moonias. I am 7 years old. I would like for Christmas is new books, and new markers, and new snow board. Santa I have been a really good boy this year. Love: Desmond Moonias Dear Santa, My name is Alicia Margaret Moonias. I am 8 years old and I love in Neskantago. I have been a good girl this year. I want for Christmas is new camera, and puzzles, sled, books, and mini pencil. Love: Alicia Moonias Dear Santa, My name is Kaylene Moonias. I am 8 year old. I want a new D.S and I want a new bike. Love: Kaylene
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“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.” --Hebrews 1:1 and 2 Front Row (L to R): Marilyn Koval (Mishkeegogamang), Barbara Russell-Mahoney (Sachigo), Lindsay Hancock (Deer Lake), Patty Vann (Sandy Lake), Larry Willms (Mishkeegogamang), Ryan Thompson (Bearskin & Keewaywin), Harriet Lennox (Cat Lake, Slate Falls, Lac Seul) Back Row (L to R): Lisa Letkemann (Sandy Lake), Carl Eisener (Round Lake), Jeff Balderson (Sandy Lake), Lars Refling (formerly Deer Lake), Steve Coupland (Kingfisher), Chris Giles (Fort Severn & North Spirit Lake), Peter Lown (Round Lake) Absent: Leslie Myers (Deer Lake), Mike Kirlew (Wapekeka), Christine Billie (Wunnimun), Fahreen Dossa (Webequie)
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Eva Georges’ letter to Santa.
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Sioux Mountain loves Santa Dear Santa, Hi! Give him some cookies! I would like Barbie stuff and a doll house to go with it. Love: Jordana. Dear Santa, I want new shoes, and a toy ball, and my mom is having a baby. Get something for him too! Love: Steven Dear Santa, I would like a ball; I would also like to tell reindeer hi! I would like more toys, and I have a baby sister. Get something for her too! Love: Julie Dear Santa, I want Barbies, Dora, pony movies, and Dora stuff. A moustache, a rainbow toy, and a candy cane. A teddy bear, bow, an elephant toy, and pink decorations. Love: Cyntaishia Dear Santa, I don’t have any robots so could you bring me some. Love: Michael Dear Santa, Santa for Christmas I would like a transformer and movies.
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Love: Devon tray Dear Santa, Hi Santa, This year I would like new Barbies. Love: Sharaya Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year I would just like cars. I will leave you cookies and milk and carrots for your reindeer Love: Alexander Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl. This year I would like a princess doll. I will leave you milk and cookies and carrots for your reindeer. Love: Alaura Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl. This year I would a princess Barbie. W ill leave you cookies and milk and carrots for your reindeer. Love: Kris Lynn Dear Santa, I have been a very good girl this year I would a Barbie O. I will leave carrots for you reindeer, and also milk and cookies for you. Love: Lacoya Ombash
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Tommy Sainnawap, Wunnumin Lake Health Director, and his health staff held a surprise feast for their community physician on Dec. 2 at the community hall. Sainnawap presented Dr. Christine Billie with a painting by local artist Moses Amik and with a pair of moccasins made by Irene Bighead.
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Santa hits Sioux Lookout Chris Kornacki/Wawatay News
The town of Sioux Lookout held its annual Santa Claus Christmas Parade Saturday Nov. 28. The parade began at approximately 6 p.m. at the high school and made its way around town with the Santa Claus float being the highlight of the parade.
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When we were gone astray O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy Away in a manger, No crib for His bed The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head The stars in the bright sky Looked down where He lay The little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay The cattle are lowing The poor Baby wakes But little Lord Jesus No crying He makes I love Thee, Lord Jesus Look down from the sky And stay by my side, ‘Til morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever And love me I pray Bless all the dear children In Thy tender care And take us to heaven To live with Thee there
God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan’s power
In Bethlehem, in Israel, This blessed Babe was born And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn The which His Mother Mary Did nothing take in scorn O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy From God our Heavenly Father A blessed Angel came; And unto certain Shepherds Brought tidings of the same: How that in Bethlehem was born The Son of God by Name. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy “Fear not then,” said the Angel, “Let nothing you affright, This day is born a Saviour Of a pure Virgin bright, To free all
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those who trust in Him From Satan’s power and might.” O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy
The shepherds at those tidings Rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a-feeding In tempest, storm and wind: And went to Bethlehem straightway The Son of God to find. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy And when they came to Bethlehem Where our dear Saviour lay, They found Him in a manger, Where oxen feed on hay; His Mother Mary kneeling down, Unto the Lord did pray. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All other doth deface. O tidings of comfort
shall own The Prince of Peace, their King, And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing.
and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy
Hark the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled” Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With the angelic host proclaim: “Christ is born in Bethlehem” Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ by highest heav’n adored Christ the everlasting Lord! Late in time behold Him come Offspring of a Virgin’s womb Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail the incarnate Deity Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!” Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings Ris’n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give them second birth Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!”
It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth, To touch their harps of gold: “Peace on the earth, goodwill to men From heavens all gracious King!” The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. Still through the cloven skies they come, With peaceful wings unfurled; And still their heavenly music floats O’er all the weary world: Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing, And ever o’er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing. O ye beneath life’s crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow; Look now, for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing; Oh rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing. For lo! the days are hastening on, By prophets seen of old, When with the ever-circling years Shall come the time foretold, When the new heaven and earth
O Come All Ye Faithful Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, Born the King of Angels; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. O Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation, Sing all that hear in heaven God’s holy word. Give to our Father glory in the Highest; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. See BETHLEHEM B15
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Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight For Christ is born of Mary And gathered all above While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wondering love O morning stars together Proclaim the holy birth And praises sing to God the King And Peace to men on earth How silently, how silently The wondrous gift is given! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heaven. No ear may his His coming, But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him still, The dear Christ enters in. O holy Child of Bethlehem Descend to us, we pray Cast out our sin and enter in Be born to us today We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell O come to us, abide with us Our Lord Emmanuel
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Guide us to Thy perfect light Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Breathes of life of gathering gloom Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying Sealed in the stone-cold tomb O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to Thy perfect light
We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star
Glorious now behold Him arise King and God and Sacrifice Alleluia, Alleluia Earth to heav’n replies O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light
The First Noel, the Angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! They looked up and saw a star Shining in the East beyond them far And to the earth it gave great light And so it continued both day
and night. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! And by the light of that same star Three Wise men came from country far To seek for a King was their intent And to follow the star wherever it went. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! This star drew nigh to the northwest O’er Bethlehem it took its rest And there it did both Pause and stay Right o’er the place where Jesus lay. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! Then entered in those Wise
men three Full reverently upon their knee And offered there in His presence Their gold and myrrh and frankincense. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel! Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our heavenly Lord That hath made Heaven and earth of nought And with his blood mankind has bought. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel!
O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to thy Perfect Light Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain Gold I bring to crown Him again King forever, ceasing never Over us all to rein O Star of wonder, star of night Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to Thy perfect light
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Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace
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Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia! Christ, the Saviour is born Christ, the Saviour is born
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KOTM reunites families through elders’ visits Marianne Jones Special to Wawatay News
Elders and families who are separated by distance can now connect through KO Telemedicine. The elders’ visits is “one of our biggest programs that we run,” said Heather Coulson, Project Development Co-ordinator for KO Telemedicine. “It’s an idea that came from the Home and Community Care Program through KO,” said Gibbit Stevens, the Telemedicine Education co-ordinator in Balmertown. “It started in 2004 in five KO communities. Home and Community Care workers and personal support workers would bring Elders to the nursing station where the cameras and equipment were so that they could visit with family members in other communities. “We know of one lady who had a brother in another community that she hadn’t seen in 16 years. They got to visit with each other and meet each other’s grandchildren.” The program is a partnership between Home and Community Care and the Education program of KO Telehealth. Once a month, elders are brought to the nursing station for a twohour visit starting at 9:30 a.m. The first half hour is the educational component, where a presenter will speak on topics ranging from elder abuse to medication issues. The remaining time is devoted to long-distance visits with families. “Home and Community Care serve snacks,” Stevens said. We encourage different communities to sing songs and entertain each other and do some jigging. We’ve had people play fiddle and guitar. We’ve had a children’s choir from Keewaywin
Jim Teskey and Gibbet Stevens take part in an Elders visit through KO Telemedicine. singing in the language.” According to Marney Vermette, Nurse Supervisor for Home and Community Care with KO Health Services, “It’s a
really good opportunity for family members in long-term care facilities to visit with their loved ones at home. I encourage people who have family members
in long term care to participate. “It’s really emotional to see. Everybody’s so happy to see their family member. We in the office try to sing something in
Oji-Cree. Not that we all speak Oji-Cree or are musically gifted, but we do our best. We’ve had someone play the community drum. It just fills your heart
with happiness to hear it.” The program has grown from five communities in 2004 to 20. According to Stevens, the Christmas event is the most popular one. “Other communities joined in over the years. Home and Community Care serve snacks. We also connect to the Elders’ homes that are located at Birchwood in Kenora and extended care in Sioux Lookout, because there are a lot of Elders who don’t get visits often. “Nancy Muller, the regional telemedicine co-ordinator with KOTM, witnessed an Elder staying at Birchwood who hadn’t had much contact with family for years. “The nurse who brought her to the hospital wasn’t sure if the Elder would be responsive, because she usually just sat in her wheelchair with her head down. The arrangement was made for the family to meet with her, and once they started saying her name and speaking to her in the language, she started slowly lifting her head and responding to the t.v. It was totally heart wrenching. “During the events there are a lot of other people who get to see each other and visit with each other. In June and July we have a storytelling event with prizes, usually groceries. People try to outdo each other with their stories. “We connect communities in the Sioux Lookout zone. There are other communities that are starting to join, such as the Thunder Bay and James Bay zones. “We all know that the communities up north are so remote. This creates access to them.”
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JR Nakogee Elementary School in Attawapiskat was demolished earlier this year. Since then, the community has declared a state of emergency over health concerns related to the demolition site.
Making Christmas wishes James Thom Wawatay News
I don’t want much for Christmas this year. I would hate to be seen as selfish when there are so many other people who need so much more. So instead of sharing a list of cool gadgets and gizmos I’d like to receive for Christmas, I will share the list of things I wish for others to receive. For the families living in tents in sub-zero temperatures in Attawapiskat, I ask for real housing. History has shown plywood homes don’t seem to do well and last long in the far north regions of the province. Surely, there must be a new building material which is mould-resistant, heat-resistant and easy to erect. It should be pre-fab and easy to install. I’ve heard rumours that such a building material exists and may actually be more cost-effective to build with than traditional wood. It would be great if such a product would become available for our First Nations. While I’m at it, I would ask for a federal government that does not renege on promises made to students. In 2005, the Liberal federal government approved plans for the youth of Attawapiskat to get a new school. But when the Liberals were ousted from government amidst a spending scandal, the Conservatives came in and cancelled
the build in Attawapiskat. They’ve ordered new schools be built in other First Nations since then, but not Attawapiskat. On behalf of the dogs and cats who are our fearless companions, I ask for a veterinarian to donate his or her time to start running spay and neutering clinics on First Nations.
I ask that your homelands remain free of pollution, drillers and any other unwanted and unexpected guests. Too often, I hear about the annual “dog shot” to control “this problem.” It wouldn’t be a problem if the animals weren’t roaming and reproducing. I often read about unwanted dogs being rescued from northern First Nations. My own beloved dog Eko was rescued from a First Nation outside of Kenora. The solution seems easy – a clip or a snip. For the residents of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, I ask Santa to get other media organizations to stop referring to your community as “the KI” in stories. It offends me. In addition, I ask that your homelands remain free of pollution, drillers and any other unwanted and unexpected
guests. For the people of Fort Albany, I wish for you to have much success in whatever you are ultimately able to grow in your new greenhouse, once it is completed. I will take much pride in publishing photos of any sort of tropical fruit or vegetable you are able to grow in such a northern climate. For all the post-secondary students out there, I wish for you to receive an amount of funding which will allow you to concentrate on your studies and not have to worry about juggling two jobs and full-time studies just to make ends meet. And to the students who haven’t received any funding, I wish there was a better system of school loans and forgiveness for student loans. What kind of country do we live in when only the rich can actually afford to be educated? It’s like years ago when only the rich could afford land. They were the “people” and no one really mattered. The land owners were the rich ones who could afford an education. As the “educated” people, they also wrote the history books in their slanted and jaded fashions. To all the youth out there, I hope you get everything you really need for Christmas. But remember this, possessions aren’t everything and there’s always someone out there in a worse position than you. Be thankful for whatever Santa leaves under your tree.
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Representatives from a mining company arrive in Kitchenuhmaykoosib. For several years, KI leadership has prevented mineral exploration in its lands.
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and Happy New Year! From Sandy Lake First Nation
The Council & Staff of Sandy Lake First Nation wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! CHIEF
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Poker Walk for health in Sandy Lake Chris Kornacki Wawatay News
Sandy Lake First Nation held a host of community events to raise awareness about diabetes in their community and diabetes prevention throughout the month of November, which was National Diabetes Month in Canada. Gary Manoakeesic, co-ordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program in Sandy Lake First Nation organized the events because his role is to promote healthy living by being active and to promote healthy eating habits throughout the year, especially during the month of November. The biggest event was was multiple Poker Walks in three stations of cards around the community. Each player has to walk to the three stations in order to participate and collect cards to try and make the best poker hand. The goal is to get the community physically active by promoting walking instead of driving. Manoakeesic said that over a hundred people participated in the Poker Walks. “All ages were encouraged to participate, which “tries to get parents involved in healthy activities with their children too,” Manoakeesic said. “And it’s a fun time for them.” Another thing the community did was have a costume made specifically for Diabetes Month. The name for the costume is Chief Sugar Daddy and he went around visiting the community educating the youth about diabetes. “The costume attracts a lot of people to promote diabetes prevention and awareness,” said Manoakeesic. “The children love this guy (Chief Sugar
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Gary Manoakeesic, co-ordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program in Sandy Lake holds up the costume of Chief Sugar Daddy. Chief Sugar Daddy was used during National Diabetes Month in Sandy Lake First Nation to go around the community and talk to children about diabetes prevention by eating healthy and staying physically active.
Daddy) and they will listen to him.” Manoakeesic said the problem with Diabetes Month falling in November is the weather. “We have a lot of mud outside during the month of November, so it’s a challenge for us to plan a lot of activities outdoors. So a lot of times we will just do activities out of the blue if it’s a nice day out. We will promote them on the radio and hope people show up or participate. And they do.” One of these short notice activities was to have a “blue day.” Since blue is the official colour of Diabetes Month, it was announced on the radio for everyone in the community to wear the colour blue to promote diabetes awareness. And since Sandy Lake has the second highest percentage of people with diabetes living in a community in the world, they do more to promote diabetes throughout the year too. “We’re always doing activities all year long,” said Manoakeesic. Some of these activities are healthy cooking classes for young mothers, dodge ball tournaments for kids, youth baseball and soccer leagues, nutrition classes in the schools, diabetes awareness hour on the local radio station, which airs every Wednesday at 3 p.m., and even a diabetes camp in the summer for the youth. “Our goal is to make everyone in Sandy Lake aware of diabetes. We focus a lot on educating the young people about developing healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle because if they start good habits young then that can prevent developing diabetes when they are older.”
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Diabetes is on the rise in Canada – in 2010 three million people will live with this serious disease. If not managed effectively, it can lead to kidney disease, vision loss, heart disease and stroke. Jen Lee Chung, a pharmacist and certified diabetes educator at Shoppers Drug Mart in Edmonton, Alta., shares three easy tips to kick start your diabetes care today. Spice up your life – Having diabe-
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Safety measures taken by pilot of Weagamow Air flight Debbie Mishibinijima Wawatay News
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Unable to tell if landing gear was down, a Weagamow Air fight circles around Weagamow Lake First Nation Dec. 1 until the pilot received visual confirmation from the ground that it was safe to land.
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Granting a ‘Good Life’ Oshki Aayaa’aag Bimaadiziiwin Foundation (Good Life for Young People) received a $218,700 grant Dec. 7 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The three-year grant is aimed at building capacity, engaging the community and strengthening connections with partners to build the first provincial Aboriginal foundation focused on supporting youth. The grant is part of the OTF awarding $932,800 in community grants to 19 local not-forprofit and charitable organizations in northwestern Ontario. This funding to northwestern Ontario will help build stronger communities that are better able to face challenging social and economic times and improve the quality of life for their residents. “Charitable and not-for-profit organizations will use their OTF grants to seize opportunities available in our communities and make a significant difference during tough economic times,” said Brian Collins, OTF grant review team chairman for northwestern Ontario. –CK
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Attawapiskat Elder completes 110 km trek Debbie Mishibinijima Wawatay News
Attawapiskat Elder Sophie Spence was fiercely determined to walk 110 kilometres from Cochrane to Timmins to raise awareness of the homelessness situation in her community. Frustrated with being homeless and receiving empty promises, Spence spent five days on her walk of hope. Despite two artificial knees and suffering from arthritis, Spence found the strength to complete the journey Dec. 6, arriving at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre. Six months ago, Spence’s home suffered damage from sewage backup. The stench caused by the sewage made living in the home intolerable. Spence’s home, along with seven others, were no longer fit to live in. Chief Theresa Hall declared a state of emergency. Ninety people found themselves without the comforts of home. To this day, the housing situation has not been fully resolved. Some families are currently staying in a healing lodge outside the community. The lodge has no telephone. Community members keep praying there will be no life threatening situations while staying there, Spence said. Tent frames shelters have been built for others in the community. Others, including Spence, are living in motels in
Cochrane. Community members feel little has been done during Attawapiskat’s time of need. This frustration motivated Spence to make a stance for her people. A meeting to discuss the housing issue between chief and council and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada officials was scheduled for Dec.1, but has been postponed to Dec. 8. Meanwhile, Spence is tired of living in a one-room motel, unable to cook or do the daily tasks she was accustomed to in her own home. “I have no house and hoping at least, to have a place where I can stay on my own, just the way I was before I lost my husband when I used to live in my house. I miss my home,” she said. “Since I have been in Cochrane, that is all I do is sit inside, not like before where I used to do things inside the house as soon as morning would break. “I feel like a prisoner, that is what I feel like being in there.” She continues to wait if she can return to the community and to a place she can call home. Now that she has completed the long, cold walk Spence said she is feeling “really different all day.” “I won’t be afraid to do another walk if the issues are not addressed of what I am hoping for,” she added.
Volunteers Needed Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others? If so, consider volunteering with Ah-shawah-bin Sioux Lookout / Lac Seul Victim Support Services. People of all skills and abilities are welcome to apply! Volunteers work in pairs aiding police and other community partners in providing immediate emotional and practical support for victims of crime and tragic circumstance. Comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested in becoming involved or would like more information, please contact Shiela at 737-1700 or Shauntell at 582-9800.
ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᓐᑕᑯᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ ᒋᐱᐧᐊᐧᐃᑐᑲᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᓇᓇᑐᓇᓐ ᐃᓇ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑫᑭᐃᔑ ᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᔭᐸᓐ ᒋᐅᒋ ᐊᓐᒋᓭᓂᒃ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᑕ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐅᐧᐁ ᐧᐃᐃᔑᒋᑫᔭᓐ ᑭᑕᑭ ᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐁᑕᓐ ᒋᑭᐱ ᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᔭᐸᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᔕᐧᐊᐱᓐ ᐧᐊᓂᓇᐧᐊᑲᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐅᐱᔑᑯᑲᒃ ᑲᑭᒪᔑᓭᐧᐊᑦ ᐅᐧᐃᑐᑲᑯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᒃ. ᑭᓇᑐᒥᑯᓇᐧᐊ ᐊᐧᐁᓀᓐ ᐃᑯ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑲᐃᔑᑲᔥᑭᐅᒡ ᒋᐱᓇᓇᑐᑭᑫᑕᒃ ᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᒡ. ᐱᒥ ᓇᓂᔓᐧᐃᑕᓄᑭᒥᑎᐧᐊᒃ ᐁᐅᒋ ᐧᐃᒋᐊᐧᐊᒡ ᑕᑯᓂᐧᐁᐧᐃ ᐊᓄᑭᐊᑲᓇᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᒃ ᑕᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᑕᓇᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐁᐊᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐃᓇᑫ ᒧᔑᐅᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐧᐃᑐᑲᑫᒪᑲᓂᑭᓐ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᑯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᒪᓐᔑᑐᑕᐧᐃᐧᑕ ᑲᔦ ᑲᑭ ᑭᒋᒪᓐᔑᓭᐧᐊᒡ. ᑕᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᐧᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐃᑭᐧᐁᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᑭᐅᑕᐱᓂᐧᑕ ᒋᐱᒥ ᐧᐊᐧᐃᑐᑲᑫᐧᐊᒡ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐃᑕᔥ ᒥᓴᐧᐁᑕᒪᓐ ᒋᐱᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᔭᓐ ᑫᒪ ᑫᔭᐱ ᐧᐃᑭᑫᑕᒪᓐ, ᑲᓄᔥ ᔑᓚ ᐁᓇᑭᑕᓱᓀᔭᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ 737-1700 ᑫᒪ ᐧᔕᓐᑌᓪ ᐁᓇᑭᑕᓱᓀᔭᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ 582-9800.
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From left, Elder Sophie Spence, and her sister Angela Shushes, daughter Agatha Nakogee, niece Beatrice Shisheesh and grandson, Robert Spence, back, walked 110 kilometres from Cochrane to Timmins to raise awareness about the continued housing situation in Attawapiskat, which left Spence and others in the community homeless after a sewage back up forced them from their homes over the summer.
Participate Information Centre to Review Proposed Operations Dryden Forest (2011 – 2021) Forest Management Plan We Need Your Input Do you… • Have an interest in natural resource management in the Dryden Forest? • Want to know more about the proposed operations of the Dryden Forest? • Want to take an active role in the planning process and development of the Dryden Forest, Forest Management Plan (FMP)? If you answered yes to any of these question, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. (DFMC) and the Local Citizens Advisory Committee (LCAC) invite you to attend a public open house to help us develop the 2011 – 2021 FMP for the Dryden Forest. You will have the opportunity to review and comment on: • • • •
The proposed areas identiﬁed for harvest, renewal and tending operations; The proposed road locations and conditions for the ﬁrst ﬁve-year term; The preferred areas of operations for the second ﬁve-year terms; The proposed corridors for new primary and branch roads for the ten-year term.
How to Get Involved An Information Centre will be held at the Riverview Lodge, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on January 13, 2010. A summary of the long-term management direction for the forest and maps showing proposed areas for harvest, renewal and tending operations, as well as road corridors will be available at the Information Centre or upon request. Values maps, with information such as ﬁsh and wildlife habitat features (e.g., lake trout lakes, heronries), parks and protected areas, tourism facilities as well as many other features on the Dryden Forest are available on request. Written comments on the proposed operations for the Dryden Forest must be received by Don Armit from the planning team at the Ministry of Natural Resources Dryden District Ofﬁce, by March 15, 2010. The plan will be prepared by the following planning team members: Jack Harrison, R.P.F., Chair/Plan Author, (DFMC) Susan Jarvis, R.P.F., Project Manager, FMP Consultant, (Forest Concepts) Karen Carpenter Operations Forester/Planner, (DFMC) Thom Landry, Steering Committee Co-Chair, (MNR) David Salter, R.P.F., Forest Planning Coordinator, Co-Chair, (MNR) Don Armit, R.P.F., Area Forester, (MNR) Jill Van Walleghem, Area Biologist, (MNR) Clayton Wetelainen, Aboriginal People of Wabigoon Evan Favelle, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Jim Kavanaugh, Eagle Lake First Nation Paul Heayn, Local Citizens Advisory Committee The planning team members, the Ministry of Natural Resources District Manager and the LCAC are available during the planning process to meet and discuss your interests and concerns. A formal issue resolution process, as described in the Forest Management Planning Manual (2004), is available on written request. A summary of all comments collected throughout the planning process will be made available for public review during the planning process and for the duration of the approved ten-year plan. Still Can’t Make It? In addition to this invitation to participate in the information centre and subsequent 60-day review period, there are two other formal opportunities for you to be involved, tentatively scheduled as follows: Information Centre: Review of the Draft Forest Management Plan: Inspection of the Ministry of Natural Resources - approved Forest Management Plan: The draft FMP is tentatively scheduled to be submitted on:
June 29, 2010 December 15, 2011 April 26, 2010
If you would like to be added to a mailing list to receive notiﬁcation of public consultation opportunities, please contact Don Armit at 807-223-7526. The general planning information and maps described in this notice will also be available for review and comment, for a 60-day period January 13, 2010 to March 15, 2010 after the information centre at the Dryden Forest Management Company ofﬁce and at the Ministry of Natural Resources ofﬁce during normal ofﬁce hours. As well, an appointment with the ministry’s Dryden District Manager or with a planning team member during non-business hours may be made by calling 807-223-7526. For further information, please contact: Don Armit, R.P.F. MNR, Dryden District Box 730 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z4 Tel.: 807-223-7526
Jack Harrison, R.P.F. Dryden Forest Management Ltd. 28A Earl Ave. Dryden, ON P8N 1X5 Tel.: 807-223-7216
Paul Heayn LCAC 41 Clearwater Crescent Dryden, ON P8N 3H8 Tel.: 807-223-6824
The Ministry of Natural Resources is collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, however, your comments will become part of the public consultation process and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used by the Ministry of Natural Resources to send you further information related to this forest management planning exercise. If you have questions about the use of your personal information, please contact Thom Landry at 807-223-7522. Renseignements en français : Sylvie Gilbart, tél. : (807) 934-2262.
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Donny Morris re-elected in KI James Thom
Jack McKay was elected head councillor with 145 votes. O t h e r councilors reelected were Darryl SainMorris nawap, Bonnie Sanderson, Enus McKay and Kenny Marten.
Donny Morris was re-elected chief of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Nov. 26 receiving 160 votes. Jacob Ostaman, with 100 votes, John Cutfeet, with 68 votes, and Samuel McKay, with 40 votes, also ran for chief. Cecelia Begg received 232 votes and was elected deputy
Joseph McKay is he lone new council member. Morris had led the community through some of the most difficult times it has faced. The community is still negotiating land claims. In addition, mining firms continue to want to explore the community’s land. That battle has led to lawsuits being filed and couterfiled, hundreds of thousands of dollars
have had to be reallocated to pay for court costs and six community members spent more than two months in jail for breaking a court order which was to Cutfeet allow drilling to occur on its traditional territory.
Participate Review of Long-Term Management Direction Pic River Forest (2011-2021) Forest Management Plan
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Connie Nelson speaks during the inaugural Nishnawbe Aski Nation Food Symposium Nov. 18-19 in Thunder Bay. Nelson spoke about a community garden she worked on in Ginoogaming.
We Need Your Input Do you... • Have an interest in the natural resource management in the Pic River Forest? • Want to know more about the proposed long-term management direction in the Pic River Forest? • Want to take an active role in the planning process and development of the Pic River Forest Management Plan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Great West Timber Ltd. and the Pic River Public Consultation Committee (LCC) invite you to review the proposed long-term management direction for the 2011-2021 Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Pic River Forest. The proposed long-term management direction includes the proposed management strategy, which will provide for sustainability of the Pic River Forest by balancing social, economic and environmental considerations, consistent with legislation and policy. The Pic River Forest is formed from the former Pic River Ojibway Forest and Black River Forest through an amalgamation process. You will have the opportunity to review and comment on:
Your comments and input will help us develop balanced and well informed decisions as we continue with the planning process. Any additional background information that you can provide us with would be greatly appreciated. How to Get Involved A summary of the long-term management direction, which includes a map summarizing proposed harvest areas and primary road corridors, has been prepared and is available for review on request. As well, “values maps”, which provide information such as ﬁsh and wildlife habitat features (e.g., lake trout lakes, heronries), parks and protected areas, tourism facilities as well as many other features on the Pic River Forest are available on request. Comments on the proposed long-term management direction for the Pic River Forest must be received by Aaron Palmer of the planning team at the Ministry of Natural Resources Manitouwadge Ofﬁce, by January 8, 2010. The plan is being prepared by the following planning team members: Michele Kipien, R.P.F., Great West Timber Ltd., Project Manager, Co-Chair Jeremy Jones, R.P.F., Great West Timber Ltd., Plan Author, Co-chair Ryan Murphy, R.P.F., Great West Timber Ltd. Silviculture Forester Jeff Mundy, R.P.F., Great West Timber Ltd., Great West Timber Ltd. Operations Forester Raymond Weldon, R.P.F., MNR Area Forester Aaron Palmer, R.P.F., MNR A/Management Forester Virginia Thompson, MNR Area Biologist Paul Gamble, MNR Resource Planner/Aboriginal Liaison Grant Goodwin, Pic River Public Consultation Committee Martin Bernier, Ken Dooley & Son Logging Inc. Jamie Michano, Pic River First Nation Representative Chief Xavier Thompson, Pays Plat First Nation Representative Darcy Waboose, Long Lake 58, First Nation Representative Adolph Rasevych, Ginoogaming First Nation Representative Roger Wesley, Constance Lake First Nation Representative Niels Carl, Pic Mobert First Nation Representative The planning team members, the Ministry of Natural Resources District Manager and the LCC are available during the planning process to meet and discuss your interests and concerns. A formal issue resolution process, as described in the Forest Management Planning Manual (2004), can be initiated upon written request. A summary of all comments collected throughout the planning process will be made available to the public in a summary form during the planning process and for the duration of the approved ten-year plan. Stay Involved In addition to this opportunity to review, there are three other formal opportunities for you to be involved, tentatively scheduled as follows: May 3, 2010 August 30, 2010 December 1, 2010
If you would like to be added to a mailing list to be notiﬁed of public involvement opportunities, please contact Aaron Palmer at 807-826-3225, ext. 227. The general information regarding the FMP process as well as the information described in this notice, will be available at the Great West Timber Limited ofﬁce and at the Ministry of Natural Resources ofﬁce during normal ofﬁce hours for a period of thirty (30) days (December 10, 2009 – January 8, 2010). As well, an appointment with the Ministry’s Wawa District Manager or with a planning team member during non-business hours may be made by calling 705-856-2396. For more information, please contact: Aaron Palmer, R.P.F. MNR, Manitouwadge Area 40 Manitou Rd. Postal Bag Service Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0 Tel.: 807-826-3225, ext. 227
Jeremy K. Jones, R.P.F. Great West Timber Limited P.O. Box 160 Unit 12, 9 Shebandowan Ave. Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0 Tel.: 807-826-3305
Grant Goodwin Chair, PRPCC P.O. Box 97 Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0 Tel.: 807-826-3875
The Ministry of Natural Resources is collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, however, your comments will become part of the public consultation process and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used by the Ministry of Natural Resources to send you further information related to this forest management planning exercise. If you have questions about the use of your personal information, please contact Paul Gamble at 705-856-4701. Renseignements en français : Jennifer Lamontagne au (705) 856-4747.
James Thom Wawatay News
• Levels of access, harvest, renewal and tending activities; • Preferred harvest areas and areas which could be reasonably harvested during the ten-year term of the plan; • The analysis done of alternative corridors for each new primary road for the next twenty years.
Information Centre: Review of Proposed Operations Information Centre: Review of the Draft Forest Management Plan Inspection of Ministry of Natural Resources Approved Forest Management Plan
Food: tastes good, good for you From security to growing community gardens, everything food was discussed during the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Food Symposium Nov. 18-19 in Thunder Bay. Lakehead University professors Mirella Stroink and Connie Nelson spoke about food security and what led to the construction of a community garden in Ginoogaming First Nation. Nelson said the project blossomed out of a discussion with a student from the First Nation and grew from there. She said the discussion led to a meeting with community and school officials discussing food issues, community health and how to grow a garden. “We all recognized how important health is,” Nelson said. The project began in 2007 and featured an abundance of potatoes, Nelson said. “People still talk about their experiences that first summer,” she said. The project had many benefits. Community members, young and old, worked together for a common goal. It also allowed community members to feel a sense of pride in their work and the satisfaction of eating their own food, food they’ve grown themselves. “We learned a lot of the Elders had secret green thumbs,” Nelson said. “The project has made community members more connected with local foods and made them feel better about their health. It was very hands-on.” While people use a variety of definitions for food security, Nelson describes it as: “Food Security is achieved when all of us can put food on our tables with dignity.” She said health is a state of connectedness. “Food plays an important role in our society,” she said. “Factors that effect food security include limited selection in stores, expense versus low quality, effects of spraying and mining and changes in environment. Ginoogaming Coun. Joseph Dore was thrilled with the success of the gardens. “I believe this program should continue,” he said. “It was so nice to engage our com-
munity members and empower them to make gardens.” He said, according to the Elders, Ginoogaming has a history of agriculture. “Back in the 1920s to 1940s, there was a lot of gardening happening in our community,” said Dore, who was the community garden co-ordinator in 2008 before he was elected to council. The project has definitely been a learning experience, Dore said. “The dogs never bothered our gardens,” he said. “I was very surprised by this.” He said part of the reason for its success was because of knowledge that was passed. “We don’t know where our food comes from (in local stores),” Dore said. “A lot of the foods in the stores aren’t meant for our bodies.” Locally grown food, without chemicals and herbicides, are all-natural, he said. Also during the conference, Aroland economic development officer Mark Bell, and lands and resources development officer Sheldon Atlookan spoke about their community’s blueberry initiative. “This is a project we started three years ago,” Bell said. It began with the realization that blueberries sold in the community store were coming from halfway around the world when a fantastic crop of berries grew naturally in the community’s traditional lands. “This food, that we have closer to home, … can be an economic opportunity for our community members,” Bell said. Community members were paid to pick the berries. Buying depots were set up. “The berries were brought to Thunder Bay and sold for a small profit to leverage funds for other community projects.” Atlookan said without community support, the initiative would have failed. “If we didn’t have the people, we wouldn’t have the berries,” he said. Also during the conference, healthy eating with diabetes was discussed. Healing through gardening was also on the agenda. Gigi Veeraraghavan spoke about the Fort Albany school nutrition program and Elisa Levi discussed the One X One breakfast program.
Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
NAN/CANADA GOVERNANCE NEGOTIATION - UPDATE Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) made history this past July when negotiators Douglas Semple and Dr. Emily Faries initialled two agreements allowing negotiations to continue for governance and education jurisdiction. These agreements-inprinciple, signed by NAN negotiators and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada representatives, are based on INAC’s 1995 Inherent Right Policy to self-government. Before continuing negotiations with the Government of Canada, NAN is seeking input from the people of Nishnawbe Aski. Regional Governance Coordinators will be hosting information sessions across NAN territory throughout the winter. These meetings will give NAN community members, Chiefs and councils the information they need to decide whether or not NAN should negotiate a nal agreement for self-government and education, as originally directed by NAN Chiefs-inAssembly in 1997. Band Council Resolutions (BCRs) from NAN First Nations will help determine whether or not negotiations will continue for a nal agreement. NAN communities are being asked to submit these BCRs before March 2010. A Message from NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit: As Deputy Grand Chief of NAN, responsible for the Governance portfolio and the NAN/Canada Governance Sectoral negotiations I have been busy updating myself on the process and what it is intended to achieve. I am not new to these negotiations, but a lot has transpired since I was last involved. The NAN/Canada negotiators initialed off the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) on Governance July 29, 2009 in Timmins, Ontario. The NAN negotiators Dr. Emily Faries and Doug Semple are to be commended for their work in successfully negotiating the AIPs. The Governance AIP is a non-binding agreement but rather an agenda to move into the next phase of these negotiations. However, I am informed that each First Nation of NAN must indicate their support for the continuation of the negotiations through a First Nation resolution and secondly to authorize the Grand Chief to sign the AIPs on their behalf. The next phase of these negotiations is the nal agreement. We do not know where these negotiations might lead us but we are certain of one fact. We are not asking Canada to give us governance but we want Canada to recognize and respect our inherent right to governance. The difference between AIPs and the nal agreement is that the AIPs are non-binding but require a First Nation Resolution, whereas the nal agreements are going to be binding but will be subject to the ratication of each First Nation and their members before it can take effect. Currently, there is a community awareness process of the AIPs and each First Nation will be fully informed about the AIPs on Governance and Education Jurisdiction. NAN is working with each Tribal Council with a Regional Governance Coordinator to provide the information to the communities. Some of this awareness work is on-going and will continue to be on-going throughout to the nal agreement negotiations. I support the continuation of these negotiations to clarify our relationship with Canada and hopefully the community leadership of NAN will do the same.
“We’re ready to begin the exciting part in our negotiations and that’s engaging our people’s creative energy on building their communities to be selfgoverning in the ways they see t,” said Douglas Semple, negotiator for NAN governance.
“For generations our people have been deprived of receiving quality education which were all foreign imposed, such examples are the residential schools, federal day schools and provincial schools,” said Dr. Emily Faries, lead negotiator for NAN education jurisdiction. “If we are truly going to be in a position to address our children’s educational needs and to offer quality culturally-relevant education, this process will make it possible.”
For more information please contact Bentley Cheechoo, Governance Secretariat Director at 1-807-623-8228 Toll Free 1-800-465-9952 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᓂᑎᓱᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᑲᐧᑫᑌᐱᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᔥᑭ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐧᐃᓐ ᐅᑯᐧᐁ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᒥᐅᐧᐁ ᐁᓇᒃ ᐁᑭᐃᔑᓭᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᓇᒃ ᑲᑭᓂᐱᓂᒃ ᒣᐧᑲ ᐊᑎᑌᒥᓂᑭᓯᔅ ᐊᐱ ᐅᑯ ᑲᑭᐱᒥ ᑲᑭᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑕᑲᓇᔅ ᓭᒻᐳ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᒪᔥᑭᑭᐧᐃᓂᓂᐧᑫ ᐁᒪᓂ ᐯᕆᔅ ᐁᑭᐅᔑᐱᐊᓇᐧᐊ ᓂᔑᓐ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑫᐊᓂᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑕᔑᓐᒋᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑫᔭᐱ ᑫᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒣᐧᑲ ᑭᑕᔑᓐᑕᒪᑎᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ, ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐅᑎᓱᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐅᑭᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑕᑯ ᑲᔦ ᑲᓇᑕ ᔓᓂᔭᐧᐃᑭᒪ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐊᑲᓇᐞ, ᐃᐃᒪ ᐅᓐᒋ ᓴᑭᓯᓐ ᑲᓇᑕ ᔓᓂᔭᐧᐃᑭᒪ ᐅᑐᔑᓯᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᒣᐧᑲ 1995 ᒪᓂᑐᐧᐃ ᒥᓂᑯᐧᐃᓐ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᓂᑎᓱᐧᐃᓐ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑲᓀᔅ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᒋᐧᐸ ᑭᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᑕᔑᓐᒋᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓂᒃ, ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᓇᓇᑐᔥᑲᒪᑫ ᑭᓇᐧᐊ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋ ᑎᐯᓐᑕᑯᓯᐁᒃ ᒋᐅᒋ ᐧᐃᒋᑲᐸᐧᐃᑕᐧᐃᔑᔭᒃ. ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᑭᑲᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᑭᔑᐊᔭᒃ ᑲᐅᓐᒋ ᓂᑲᓂ ᑕᔑᓐᒋᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᑲᑐᑕᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᐧᑲᐱᐃᐧᐁᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒃ ᑫᑭᐅᓐᒋ ᑭᔑᑕᒧᐧᐊᐸᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᓂᔑᓭᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐧᐁ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᑲᐃᔑᑎᐯᓐᒋᑫᒡ ᓄᑯᒻ ᑫᐱᒥ ᐱᐳᓂᓂᒃ. ᐅᓄᐧᐁ ᒪᐧᐊᑐᐱᐃᐧᐁᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐅᑲᒥᓂᑯᓇᐧᐊ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓂᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᑕᐧᐊᒡ, ᑲᔦ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐅᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓂᓂᒥᐧᐊ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑫᑭᐃᔑ ᐅᓀᑕᒧᐧᐊᐸᓐ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᑫᑭ ᔕᐳᓂᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᒋᑭᔕᐳᓂᑲᑌᑭᐸᑌ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑎᐱᓇᐧᐁ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᓂᑎᓱᐧᐃᓐ ᒥᓇ ᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᐱᒥᑕᔑᓐᑌᒃ, ᐊᔕ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᐅᓇᑐᐧᐊᐸᓐ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᒃ ᒪᐧᐊᒋᐃᑎᐧᐃᓐ 1997 ᑲᑭ ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᒃ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐧᐃ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓂ (BCRs) ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᐊᔭᑭᓐ ᑕᐅᓐᒋ ᐧᐃᑐᑲᓱᒪᑲᓄᓐ ᒋᐅᒋ ᐅᓀᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᒋᑭᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓐ ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᑲᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᒋᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᒃ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐧᐃ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓂ ᒋᐧᐸ ᒥᑭᓯᐧᐃᑭᓯᔅ 2010 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᑭᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᔅ ᓓᔅ ᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᑎᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ:
ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᑭᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᔅ ᑲᐃᓇᑭᒥᑯᐊᓐ, ᓂᓐ ᐁᐅᓐᒋ ᐊᓄᑲᑕᒪᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐁᐅᒋ ᐸᐸᒥᓯᑲᑕᒪᓐ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑫᑯᓇᓐ ᑲᐸᒥᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᑕᑯ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑎᐱᓇᐧᐁ ᑲᑲᐧᑫ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᒋᑫᒪᑕᓱᒡ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑭᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᑲᐧᑫᑌᐱᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ. ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐁᐧᑫᓇᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ ᓂᑎᔑᐊᓄᑭᓯᓐ ᔕᑯᒡ ᐊᔕ ᐸᑎᓇᑐᓐ ᑫᑯᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᑲᔥᑭᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᑯᓇᒃ ᐊᐸᓐ ᑲᑭᐸᐸᒥᓯᔭᐸᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᑕᑯ ᑲᔦ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᑲᐸᐸᒥᓯᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑭ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᐱᐅᑎᓱᐧᐊᒃ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓂ ᒣᐧᑲ ᒍᓚᔾ ᑭᓯᔅ 29, 2009 ᑲᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᐧᐁᑎ ᑎᒥᓐᔅ ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ. ᐅᑯᐧᐁ ᒪᔭ ᑲᓂᑲᓂ ᑲᑲᓄᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂ ᒪᔥᑭᑭᐧᐃᓂᓂᐧᑫ ᐁᒪᓂ ᐯᕆᔅ ᑲᔦ ᑕᑲᓇᓐ ᓭᒻᐳ ᑕᒥᑯᒪᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑲᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓂ ᑲᑭᐊᓂ ᔕᐳᐧᐃᑐᐧᐊᒡ. ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᒪᔑ ᑲᓀᐱᑕᑌᓯᓄᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐅᑎᓱᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᔕᑯᒡ ᑕᐧᐃᒋᐃᐧᐁᒪᑲᓐ ᑯᑕᒃ ᒋᐅᒋ ᐊᓂᑫ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᑯᑕᒃ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ. ᓂᑭᐃᔑᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑯ ᐯᐯᔑᒃ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᒋᐅᓀᑕᒪᓱᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᒋᑐᐧᐊᐧᑫᓐ ᒋᐱᒪᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᓇᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐃᓇᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᓐ ᒋᐅᔑᐱᐅᑎᓱᑕᒪᑯᐧᐊᒡ. ᒥᓇᐧᐊ ᑕᔥ ᑫᐊᓂᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᓇᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᒥᐅᐧᐁ ᐊᐸᓐ ᒪᒋᒡ ᑫᐊᓂ ᑲᐧᑫ ᑌᐱᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓐ. ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᑕᔥ ᓂᑭᑫᑕᓯᒥᓐ ᐊᓐᑎ ᐊᐸᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᐧᐃᓂᑯᔭᒃ ᐅᓄᐧᐁ ᐅᓇᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᔕᑯᒡ ᐧᐃᓂᑯ ᐯᔑᐧᑲᔦᒃ ᑭᑫᒋᓇᐧᐁᑕᒥᓐ. ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᑲᐧᑫᒋᒪᓯᒥᓐ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᒋᒥᑯᔭᓐ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓐ ᔕᑯᒡ ᑭᐸᑯᓭᓂᒪᒥᓐ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓐ ᒋᓂᓯᑕᐧᐃᓇᒃ ᑲᔦ ᒋᑭᒋᓀᑕᒃ ᒪᓂᑐᑲᒃ ᑲᑭᐅᒋ ᒥᓂᑯᔭᒃ ᒋᐱᒥᐧᐃᓂᑎᓱᔭᒃ. ᐃᐃᐧᐁ ᑕᐃᔑᐸᑲᓂᓭ ᐅᓄ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᑕᑕᑯᐱᓂᐧᐁᒪᑲᓯᓄᐧᐊᓐ ᔕᑯᒡ ᐃᑕᔥ ᑕᓇᑕᐧᐁᑕᑯᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᐯᐯᔑᒃ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᒃ ᒋᐅᔑᐱᐅᑎᓱᐧᐊᒡ ᔕᑯᒡ ᑕᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᐧᑲᓐ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒃ ᐧᐃᒋᑲᐸᐧᐃᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᐅᐧᐁᓂ ᒋᐧᐸ ᐊᐸᓐ ᑭᐊᓄᑭᒪᑲᒃ. ᓄᑯᒻ ᒣᐧᑲ ᐱᒪᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌ ᐁᐧᐊᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᔭᑭᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᓂᔑᐱᒪᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᓄᐧᐁ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐯᐯᔑᒃ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᐧᐁᐧᐁᓂ ᐱᑯ ᒋᓂᓯᑐᑕᒧᐃᐧᑕ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥ ᐊᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᓂᑭᓐ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᓂᑎᓱᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᑲᐧᑫ ᑌᐱᓇᒃ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐊᑲᓂᒪᐞ ᐅᑐᒋ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᑕᓄᑭᒪᐃ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᒃ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐸᐱᑭᔑ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᑭᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᑕᐸᓐ ᒋᐅᒋ ᐊᓄᑲᑕᑭᓐ ᐧᐊᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ. ᐊᓂᑦ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑕᐅᒋ ᐱᒥ ᐊᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᒪᒋᒡ ᑫᐃᔑ ᐅᔑᓯᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ. ᓂᐱᒥ ᐧᐃᒋᑲᐸᐧᐃᑕᓇᓐ ᐅᓄᐧᐁ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᓇᑕᒪᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋᑲᐧᑫ ᐸᔭᑌᓇᑯᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥᑲᓇᐧᐊᐸᒥᑯᔭᒃ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐁᐃᔑᐸᑯᓭᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᔥᑲᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒃ ᐊᔅᑭᒃ ᐯᔑᐧᑲᓐ ᑫᐧᐃᓇᐧᐊ ᒋᑐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ.
ᐊᔕ ᓂᑕᓂᐧᑲᔭᓐᒋᒥᓐ ᒋᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐊᓄᓂᑯᔭᓐ ᒋᓂᑲᓂ ᑕᔑᓐᒋᑫᑕᒪᑯᔦᒃ ᑕᑯ ᑕᔥ ᐃᐃᐧᐁ ᒋᒋᒪᐧᐃᓇᒪᒃ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒃ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐱᒪᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᒋᑭ ᐅᒋ ᑲᒋᑎᓇᒪᓱᐧᐊᐸᓐ ᑎᐱᓇᐧᐁ ᒋᑭᐊᐯᓂᒧᓐᑕᓱᐧᐊᐸᓐ ᐧᐁᑎ ᐃᓀᑫ ᓂᑲᓐ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᑕᑲᓇᔅ ᓭᒻᐳ , ᑲᓂᑲᓂ ᑭᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᒡ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓂᒃ.
ᐊᔕ ᒣᐧᐃᔕ ᐅᓐᒋᐃᔑᐧᐁᐸᓐ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᒃ ᐅᑕᓇᒃ ᐃᓀᑫ ᐁᐃᔑᑲᓇᐧᐊᐸᒥᐧᑕ ᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᒋ, ᐃᐃᐧᐁ ᑕᔥ ᑲᑭᐅᓐᒋ ᐃᔑᓭᒃ ᐊᑲᒪᑭᒃ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᐱᒥᓂᔕᐊᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᑕᐱᔥᑯ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐱᓄᒋᔕᒃ ᑲᑭᑕᔑ ᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᐧᐃᐧᑕ ᒣᐧᐃᔕ, ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᒪᔥᑭᑭᐧᐃᓂᓂᐧᑫ ᐁᒪᓂ ᐯᕆᔅ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᔥᑲᒃ ᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃ ᐱᒥᐧᐃᒋᑫᐧᐃ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᑌᐧᐯ ᑐᑕᒪᑭᐸᓐ ᒋᐊᓂᑕᔑᑕᒪᒃ ᑭᑕᐱᓄᒋᔑᒥᓇᓐ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃ ᐧᐃᒋᐃᑯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᑲᐃᔑ ᓇᓄᑌᓭᐧᐃᓇᐧᑲᓂᑭᓐ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐅᑎᓇᒪᐧᐊᔭᒃ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐧᐊᑎᓯᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐃᓇᑕᒪᐧᐃᐧᑕ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ, ᑕᑭᐊᓄᑭᒪᑲᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᐧᐃᑲᐧᑫᑐᑕᒪᒃ.
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᓂᐢᑕᑦ ᐅᔑᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᒪᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐊᔕ ᐅᑎᓴᐸᐣᑕᐣᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᐃᔑᑲᐢᑭᑕᒪᓱᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐅᐁᐧ ᒋᑐᑕᐣᐠ, ᐅᒪ ᐅᐸᐢᑯᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ ᐅᑕᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᐠᓫᐊᐢ ᓭᑦᐳᓫ ᒥᓇ ᒪᐢᑭᑭᐃᐧᓂᓂ ᐁᒪᓫᐃ ᐯᕑᐃᐢ ᐅᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᓇᐊᐧ ᓂᔑᐣ ᓇᑯᒥᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑭᔭᐸᐨ ᒋᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌᑲᐧᐸᐣ ᐊᐧᐣ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᔭᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ, ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑲᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑲᔦ ᑲᓇᑕ ᔓᓂᔭᐃᐧᑭᒪ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᓇᑲᓇᐣ, ᐃᐦᐃᒪ ᐅᐣᒋ ᓴᑭᓯᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᔓᓂᔭᐃᐧᑭᒪ ᐅᑐᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ 1995 ᒪᓂᑐᓇᐣᐠ ᒥᓂᑯᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒥᐃᐧᓂᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓀᐢ. ᐁᒪᐧᔦ ᒪᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᑭᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ, ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᓇᓇᐣᑐᑫᒧ ᑭᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᔦᐠ ᒋᐅᐣᒋᐃᐧᑐᑲᐃᐧᔑᔭᐣᐠ. ᐅᒪ ᐊᐦᑭ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᑭᔕᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᓂᑲᓂ ᐊᓂᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᓂᐣᐠ ᐅᑲᐸᑭᑎᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓀᓴᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑫᐅᐣᒋ ᑭᑫᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᓂᓯᓭᐠ ᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑫᐱᒥ ᐱᐳᓂᓂᐣᐠ. ᐅᑫᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᑲᒥᓂᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓂᐣᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ, ᒥᓇ ᑲᔦ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᔦ ᐅᑐᓇᔓᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᒥᐊᐧᐣ, ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᑭᐃᔓᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᑫᑭᐃᔑ ᔕᐳᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᓇᐣᑕᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑭᔓᓇᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧᐃᐧ ᐱᒥᐃᐧᓂᑎᓱᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ, ᐊᔕ ᐃᒪ ᑲᑭᐃᔓᓇᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᐣ 1997 ᑲᑭᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᑭᐸᐣ. ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ (BCRs) ᐅᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᔭᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᑕᐅᐣᒋ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᒪᑲᓄᐣ ᐅᐁᒪ ᒋᐅᐣᒍᓀᐣᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᒋᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᑭᐊᓂᑭᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᒋᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ (BCRs) ᒪᐧᔦ ᒥᑭᓯᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ (March) 2010 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓱᐨ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᐦᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᐢ ᓫᐁᐢ ᓫᐅᑎᐟ ᐅᑎᑭᑐᐃᐧᐣ: ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᐦᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᐢ ᑲᐃᓇᐣᑭᒥᑯᔭᐣ, ᓂᐣ ᐁᐅᐣᒋ ᐊᓄᑲᑕᒪᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐅᐣᒋᐸᐸᒥᓯᑲᑕᒪᓂᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᓇᐣᐠ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓄᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ/ᑲᓇᑕ ᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧ ᑲᑲᑫᐧᐱᒧᒋᑫᑕᒪᓱᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᑲᑭᑐᑕᒪᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ. ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᓂᑲᑫᐧ ᑭᑫᐣᑕᓇᐣ ᐊᐣᑎᓀᑫ ᑫᑭᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒪᐸᓂᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐊᔕ ᐁᔭᐱᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᐊᔕ ᐸᐣᑭ ᓂᑲᐧᔭᐣᒋᑭᑫᐣᑕᓇᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᑌᑭᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᐊᔕ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐊᔭᒪᑲᓄᐣ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐊᐦᐱ ᐃᐢᑲᐧᔭᐨ ᑲᑭ ᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᔭᐸᐣ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ/ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑲᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ (Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) ) ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᐅᐣᒋ ᐅᐸᐢᑯᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ July 29, 2009 ᑲᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑎᒥᐣᐢ, ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ/ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑲᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒪᐢᑭᑭᐃᐧᓂᓂ ᐁᒪᓫᐃ ᐯᕑᐃᐢ ᒥᓇ ᑕᐠᓫᐊᐢ ᓭᑦᐳᓫ ᑕᓇᑯᑕᒧᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭ ᐃᔑ ᒥᓄ ᐊᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ (Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) ) ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ. ᐅᐁᐧ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ (Agreement-inPrinciple (AIP) ) ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᐦᔑ ᒋᓀᐱᐦᒍᓇᑌᐠ ᓇᑯᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐁᐧ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐃᓂᑌ ᑯᑕᑭᑲᐣᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐊᓂᔓᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᒋᐊᓂᔑ ᐊᓂᑫᓭᐠ. ᔕᑯᐨ ᑕᔑᐣ ᐃᐧᓂᑯ, ᓂᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑯ ᑲᑭᓂ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᐃᐧᑐᑲᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐁᐧ ᒋᐱᒥ ᐊᓄᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᓂᒧᑭᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐃᐣᑯᓂᑲᓂᐣᐠ ᐅᑭᐦᒋ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ , ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᓂᔑᐣ ᑫᑯᐣ, ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐣ ᒋᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᑕᒪᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ (AIPs). ᑯᑕᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᐊᒥᐦᐃᐁᐧ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᓇᑯᒥᑎᓇᓂᐊᐧᐣᐠ. ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑭᑫᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐊᐣᑎ ᑫᐃᐸᓂᐦᐃᑯᔭᐠ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐱᒥ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᐯᔑᐠ ᑫᑯᐣ ᓂᑭᑫᐣᑕᒥᐣ. ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᓂᓇᐣᑎᑕᒪᓯᒥᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᒋᒥᓂᐁᐧ ᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ, ᐃᐁᐧ ᓂᑎᔑ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᒥᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᒋᑭ ᓂᓯᑕᐃᐧᓇᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒋᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᒪᑯᔭᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᑭ ᐊᓂ ᑲᐣᑭᑕᒪᓱᔭᑭᐸᐣ ᒪᓂᑐ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒥᓂᑯᔭᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᐃᔑ ᑲᓄᐊᐧᐸᒥᑎᓯᔭᑭᐸᐣ. ᐃᐁᐧ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ (AIPs) ᑲᐃᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓇᑯᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᐦᔑ ᒋᓀᐱᐦᒍᓇᑌᐠ ᓇᑯᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐁᐧ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐁᐃᔑ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᐣ ᐅᑭᒋ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓀᐢ ᐁᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ, ᐃᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᔕᓇᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑭᐦᒋ ᓇᑯᒥᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐁᑭᐦᒋ ᒪᐢᑲᐊᐧᑌᑭᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᑕᐢ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑕᓂᔑᓂᒧᐊᐧᐣ ᒋᐸᑭᑌᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑫᑭᐊᓄᑭᒪᑲᐠ. ᓄᑯᑦ, ᐊᔕ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᑭᑫᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᐁᐧ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ (AIPs) ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑕᓱ ᐸᐯᔑᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᑕᑭᑫᐣᑕᒧᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᑯᒥᑎᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᐱᒥᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒪᐣ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐅᑭᐱᐱᐣᑭᔕᑭᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪ ᐊᐦᑭ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᑭᔕᐠ ᑲᐅᐣᒋ ᓂᑲᓂ ᐊᓂᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐅᐣᒋᑕᒪᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᐊᓂᐊᒋᐢᑲᒪᑲᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓂᐣᐠ. ᐸᐣᑭ ᐊᔕ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᓇᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌᐊᐧᐣ ᑫᐊᓄᐣᑭ ᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐣᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᑕᑎᒥᓭ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑫᐊᓂᑭᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᓂᐃᐧᒋᑲᐸᐃᐧᑕᓇᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒋᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᐊᓂ ᐯᑌᔦᐣᑕᒪᑭᐸᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒪᔭᐣᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᒥᓇ ᓂᐸᑯᓭᐣᑕᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑲᐸᐃᐧᑕᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ. “ᓂᑲᐧᔭᐣᒋᒥᐣ ᒋᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒪᐣᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐊᓄᓂᑯᔭᐣᐠ ᒋᓂᑲᓂᐊᒧᒋᑫᑕᒪᑯᔦᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᐃᐁᐧ ᒋᒪᒪᐃᐧᓇᒪᐣᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᑲᐃᔑ ᐱᒪᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᒋᑭ ᐊᓂ ᑲᐢᑭᑕᒪᓱᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧ ᒋᑭᐊᓂᐱᒧᓂᑎᓱᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐃᔑ ᓂᑲᐣ.,” ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᑕᐠᓫᐊᐢ ᓭᑦᐳᓫ , ᐅᑲᑭᑐᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᓂ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ.
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Storming through Bullies
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2008/2009 Aboriginal Hockey League Champs, Thunder Bay Storm, successfully defended their Sportsman Cup Championship over the Brown Street Bullies, seen here, Nov. 29 at the Fort William First Nation Arena. The tournament’s consolation game was won by the Wolf Clan over the Thunder Bay Moose. This year’s Sportsman Cup was held Nov.27-29 and featured the eight AHL teams plus one visiting team – The Nish Flyers. Stan Loon has demonstrated once again the Thunder Bay Storm is the team to beat. The Storm feature talent from the likes of Mike Fair, Waylon Linklater, Mike Figliamini and Tyler Summerfield. The Brown Street Bullies countered with Percy Legarde, Jason Thompson, Jason Indian and Colin Sobey. The AHL powerhouses fought to a close 5-2 win for the Storm. Other highlights from this year’s Sportsman Cup included several closely-fought tie-games during the round-robin portion, free entry into the arena for all fans and Patrick Cheechoo’s four-goal performance in the Thunder Bay Moose’s quarter-final win over the Nish Flyers.
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Ontario will be a part of the 2011 North American Indigenous Games after the Chiefs of Ontario passed a resolution to support the team. This will allow Ontario’s top athletes to compete.
Ontario back in NAIG Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Ontario’s Aboriginal athletes are breathing a big sigh of relief. “The Ontario chiefs passed the resolution supporting Team Ontario,” said Marc Laliberte, the Thunder Bay athlete who helped organize the last Aboriginal Team Ontario to go to the North American Indigenous Games. “That follows up on a Nishnawbe Aski Nation resolution supporting Team Ontario, a letter from the Ontario Native Women’s Association supporting Team Ontario.” Laliberte said the support means Ontario’s Aboriginal athletes will now be able to look at starting a new sports body to represent them; the body that used to represent Ontario’s Aboriginal athletes, the Ontario Aboriginal Sports Circle, folded in 2007 due to loss of funding. “We’re at the start of a new organization,” Laliberte said. “We’re going to be able to seek funding for a new office and staff … and to run selections and tryouts for the NAIG and the 2009 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.” The 2011 NAIG are sched-
uled for July 10-17 at prominent sports venues in and around Milwaukee, Wisc. Cultural activities and athlete housing will be located near the city’s downtown area. The NAIG take place every three years, with thousands of athletes, primarily young people, participating in the competitions. The 2008 games were held in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
“We are not the only province that has these difficulties.” – Marc Laliberte
“People will be able to go under our (Ontario) banner,” Laliberte said, noting that Ontario was not in good standing with the NAIG Council up to this summer but have since been reinstated. “One thing we will not be doing is anything in the way of adult sports.” Although an Ontario team managed to participate in the 2008 NAIG in spite of having no full-time staff, they had a coordinator hired on contract, the
team finished second overall in medals. “We are not the only province that has these difficulties,” Laliberte said, explaining the problem facing the teams is continuity of funding. “B.C. just closed theirs down and are declaring bankruptcy.” Laliberte said the working group of various sports people from across Ontario that had been trying to reorganize an Ontario Aboriginal sports team met in Toronto during the Chiefs of Ontario meeting in early December. “Having NAN pass that resolution last week (during the NAN Special Chiefs Assembly) was a huge factor in our favour,” Laliberte said. Aboriginal Team Ontario was endorsed as Ontario’s Aboriginal sport body at the national Aboriginal Sport Circles’ Annual General Meeting in Ottawa Oct. 23-25. Laliberte stressed that sports activities provide alternatives to unhealthy lifestyles, drug and alcohol use, smoking and gangs as well as giving youth a goal to work towards on a daily basis. “It produces hope,” Laliberte said. “If you don’t have hope, you don’t have anything.”
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
Whitefish River to host LNHL Russ Thom Special to Wawatay News
Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN) will host the 2010 Little NHL Tournament in Sudbury March 15-18. “We are working together very diligently to ensure the youth of the tournament enjoy and remember this tournament when they think back to 2010,” said Candalee Beatty, co-ordinator of the tournament for Whitefish River First Nation, adding the community is “proud to have been chosen to host the 39th Annual Little Native Hockey League.” The LNHL tournament typically entertains more than 100 teams. In 2009, 102 teams represented more than 30 First Nations including Moose Factory, Moose Cree, Eagle Lake, Attawapiskat and others. Beatty remembers the 35th tournament, also in Sudbury, as the largest, topping out at 120. So far, registrations have been slow arriving, despite an early bird registration deadline of Dec. 15. Beatty expects most teams to register in January with the final deadline Jan. 31. Late player or team registrations will be accepted until Feb.15 if accompanied by the appropriate late fee. First Nations which are unable to enter a full team are encouraged to team up with a nearby First Nation which may need a few players or coaches.
A player pool, first added in 2009, will continue in 2010. Individuals who do not have a team are encouraged to register for the player pool on the LNHL web site. Last tournament, individual players from approximately fifty First Nations took advantage of the player pool. Teams from the Wawatay coverage area performed well in 2009. Moose Cree Atom and PeeWee boys won their divisions; Eagle Lake girls were Bantam champions. Citizenship, Respect, Education, Sportsmanship will be the theme for the 2010 tournament. It was previously used when WRFN first hosted the LNHL in 1971. This year’s tournament logo includes the Thunderbird, once again echoing 1971. “Going back to the LNHL roots and remembering what the tournament was built upon, that is what we are trying to do,” Beatty said. As many as 150 volunteers are required to make the tournament successful. “We are always looking for outside help,” Beatty said. “The LNHL has developed an innovative sponsorship opportunity the ‘corporate volunteer program’ where companies have an option to give their employees a paid day or week off to enable them to volunteer.” Registration forms as well as contact, travel, and hotel information are available on the LNHL website www.lnhl.ca.
Cheryl Nebenionquit/Special to Wawatay News
Whitefish River First Nation recently held a press conference to officially kick off the countdown to the Little Native Hockey League Tournament it will host in March. Taking part in the ceremony were Anthony Pelletier, Kiana Pelletier, Greater Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez, Sudbury Wolves coach Mike Foligno, Jimmy McGregor, of Whitefish River and one of the founders of the LNHL, Mary Grace McGregor and Whitefish River First Nation Chief Shining Turtle.
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Wawatay News DECEMBER 10, 2009
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