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August 18, 2011

Vol. 38 #17

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Walking for the good life

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The Walk for Good Life walkers were singing, drumming and walking for lunch at Northwest Angle #37 during their 500-kilometre Aug. 1-8 journey. The walk provided an opportunity for Aboriginal youth to walk and learn together with their Elders and youth from other Treaty 3 communities in northwestern Ontario. See story on page 2.

ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᐅᑐᐣᒋ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᕑᐃᐠ ᑲᕑᐃᐠ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ

Completed by: Javier Espinoza

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July 30, 2009

ᐊᒥ ᐊᔕ ᓂᐦᓱᓂᐱᐣ ᐁᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᓱᓂᐱᐣ ᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐃᐧᐅᐣᒋ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᐸᐣᑎᓂᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐱᒧᓴᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᓂᒧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒥᓂᔕᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓄᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂ. “ᐣᑭᐅᒋ ᓂᓯᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐁᔑᑭᒋᐃᓀᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐁᑲ ᑫᑯᐣ ᑲᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᔑᐸᐸᓂᓭᔭᐣ; ᐃᐁᐧ ᐃᔑᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᑲᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑫᑯᓀᐣ ᑲᑭᑭᐡᑲᑯᔭᐣ,” ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᓫᐊᕑᐃᓴ ᑎᕑᐅᓯᔦ, ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᒪᑫᐨ ᐃᒪ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᔭᐊᐠ ᒥᓄᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ. “ᐃᐁᐧ ᐱᑯ ᐁᑕᐃᐧᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᐱᒧᓴᑕᒪᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑯᑐᔭᐣ ᑭᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ… ᐁᐃᐧᐊᐣᒋᑐᔭᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒥᓄᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐁᐃᐧᑐᑕᒪᐣ.” ᐅᒪ ᑲᑕᑭᐧᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᐣᒋ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᒪᑲᐣ ᒋᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧᑲᐸᐃᐧᐨ, ᑫᐅᐣᒋᑲᐧᔭᑯᔑᐣᐠ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐅᔑᐯᐣᑕᒧᐃᐧᓂᐨ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᑎᕑᐅᓯᔦ, ᐊᔕ ᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᓂᔓᓂᐱᐣ ᐅᑭᑐᑕᓇᐣ ᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ 2009 ᒥᓇ 2010 ᑲᑭᐱᒧᓭᐨ.

ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᓂᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᐃᐧᒋᐱᒧᓭᒪᐨ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᐃᑯ ᓂᐊᐧᑯᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐣᑭᔭᓂᐃᓀᓂᒪᐠ, ᐃᑭᑐ. “ᓂᐣ ᐃᐧᓂᑯ ᐁᔑᐯᔑᑯᔭᐣ, ᐊᒥ ᐁᔑᓂᑲᓇᑲᐧ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᓂᐊᐧᑯᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᓂᐱᐠ. ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᐣᑐᒋᐯᔐᐧᓂᒥᑎᒥᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑲᓂᐱᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒥᔑᓄᐊᐧᐠ, ᐊᑎᐟ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑭᐅᐣᒋᐊᓂᒥᓭᐊᐧᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᐣᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᒥᐣ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᒋᐅᐣᒋ ᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧᓯᔭᐣᐠ ᑲᔭᓂᑭᔑᑐᔭᐣᐠ ᐣᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᓇᐣ,” ᐃᑭᑐ. ᑯᒋᒋᐣᐠ ᐁᐅᐣᒋᐨ ᒐᐢᑎᐣ ᒪᐧᕑᐃᓴᐣ ᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᔕ ᓂᐦᓴᐧ ᐅᑭᑭᔑᑐᐣ ᐊᐁᐧᓂ ᑲᐱᒧᓭᓇᓂᐊᐧᓂᐠ. “ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓀᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ,” ᐃᑭᑐ. “ᐊᔕ ᓂᐦᓱᓂᐱᐣ ᐣᑐᒋᑐᑕᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᓴᐧ ᑲᐃᔕᔭᐣ ᐅᐡᑭᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐣᑐᑎᓇᓇᐣ ᐁᐅᐣᒋ ᑲᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧ ᓂᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐅᐣᒋ ᓂᓯᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᒪᐣ.” ᐃᒪ ᓇᐣᑕ 20 ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑯᒋᐣᐠ, ᐅᓂᑲᒥᐣᐠ, ᐱᐠ ᐠᕑᐊᓯ, ᕑᐁᓂ ᕑᐃᐳᕑ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ, ᐊᐧᓂᓇᐊᐧᑲᐠ, ᒪᓂᑐᐸ ᒥᓇ ᐃᐧᐢᑲᐣᓯᐣ ᑭᑕᑭᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑲᑭᓂᐱᐠ ᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓫ ᐦᐊᐣᑐᕑ,

ᑲᑭᐅᐡᑭᒪᒋᑐᐸᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐱᒧᑐᐨ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᔭᐊᐠ ᒥᓄᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ. “ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᑯ ᐣᑐᐣᒋᒥᓀᐧᐣᑕᐣ ᑲᐊᐧᐸᒪᑲᐧ ᐊᐱ ᓂᐢᑕᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᑕᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑲᑭᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ,” ᐃᑭᑐ ᐦᐊᐣᑐᕑ, ᐅᑭᐅᔑᑐᓇᐸᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑲᑭᐊᒋᒪᐨ ᒥᑕᑎᒧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑭᐅᑭᒪᑲᓂᐃᐧᐸᐣ ᐃᒪ ᕑᐁᓂ ᕑᐃᐳᕑ. “ᐅᐣᒋᓇᐣᑫᓂᒧᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᒥᐧᓀᐣᑕᒧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᓴᑭᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᓴᑭᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐅᐣᑕᑲᓀᓯᐊᐧᐨ ­– ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᒪᒪᑲᑌᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐡᑲᑫᒪᑲᐠ.” ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᑭᐱᐦᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐱ ᑲᐱᑕᑲᐧᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑭᑲᐧᔭᐣᑕᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᒥᒋᒪᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑫᐃᔑᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᔭᓂᐊᐃᔕᐊᐧᐨ 500 ᑎᐸᐦᐊᑲᐣ ᑲᑭᐱᒪᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑭᒪᒋᑕᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐸᐦᐅᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ ᑲᐅᐡᑲᑭᓱᓂᐨ ᐃᒪ ᒥᑭᓯᐃᐧᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᑭᐅᐣᒋᒪᒋᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑭᑭᓂᑲᐧᓂᐡᑲᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑯᒋᒋᐣᐠ, ᕑᐁᓂ ᕑᐃᐳᕑ, ᐅᓂᑲᒥᐣᐠ ᒥᓇ ᓇᕑᐟ ᐁᐧᐢᐠ ᐁᐣᑯᓫ #37 ᐁᒪᐧᔦ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᐱᑭᐁᐧ ᑕᑲᐧᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᑭᓯᐃᐧᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᐅᐸᐦᐅᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 8 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᓂᐨ.

ᑲᑭᐊᓄᓂᐣᑕᐧ ᒋᑎᐸᒥᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐊᔭᑭᓀ ᑭᒋᐱᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑎᐸᒋᒧᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ, ᐅᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᔑᐸᑯᓭᓂᒧᐊᐧᐨ, ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᑲᐡᑭᐦᐅᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᔑᒥᐣᒋᒥᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐸᐊᐧᒧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᑲᑫᐧ ᑲᒋᑎᓂᑫᑕᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑐᐡᑲᑎᓯᒥᐊᐧᐣ. ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑎᕑᐅᓯᔦ, ᐅᓂᑲᒧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐅᔑᑐᐨ ᓂᑲᒧᓇᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒉᕑᐃᒥ ᒐᐧᕑᑎᐣ, ᐅᐡᑭ ᓂᑲᒧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᓀᐧᐦᐊᒪᓱᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᓂᑎᓱᐨ ᒪᐠ ᓯᐠᐢ, ᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᓇᓂᑲᒧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐱᒥ ᐱᒧᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐱᒥ ᐊᐧᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᑎᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒥᑎᓱᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᔑᐸᐊᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓄᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂ. “ᐁᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒪᑲᐧ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐁᐅᐣᒋ ᐊᐧᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᐊᐧᐨ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᒧᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᑭᒥᓀᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᑲᔦ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐊᐧᐸᒪᑲᐧ ᐁᐱᒥ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᐊᐧᐨ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐱᑭᐊᓂᒣᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒧᔑᐦᐅᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᑭᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᒪᑲᐣ,” ᐃᑭᑐ ᑐᕑᐃᓴ ᐦᐁᓱ, ᑲᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐨ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᔭᐊᐠ ᒥᓄ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᐣ. “ᒥᑐᓂ ᐱᑯ ᑭᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ

ᑲᑭᐱᒧᓭᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ.” ᐦᐁᓱ ᐅᑭᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᐣ ᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧᓯᐃᐧᐣ, ᑲᐡᑭᐦᐅᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᑌᓂᒧᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑭ ᐅᐣᒋ ᑲᒋᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑲᔭᓂ ᑭᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ. “ᐣᑭᐊᐧᐸᒪᐠ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐁᑭᑭᐡᑲᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑌᓂᒥᑎᓱᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᐣᑲᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑲᐱᑕᑯᔑᓄᐊᐧᐨ,” ᐦᐁᓱ ᐃᑭᑐ. “ᐸᐸᑲᐣ ᐅᑭᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑭᐡᑲᓇᐊᐧ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐅᑎᓇᒪᐣᒋᐦᐅᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐱᒧᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᑲᓇᐠ, ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᐱᑯ ᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧ ᐁᐱᒥᐃᐧᓂᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᒥᑲᓇᐠ. ᐅᑭᐊᐧᐸᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑭᒥᑫᐧᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᐸᐸᑲᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ, ᒥᑕᐡ ᐃᒪ ᒥᓄᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᑲᒋᒋᐡᑲᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ.” ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᑭᔭᓂ ᑭᓂᑲᐧᓇᐱᑕᑎᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑭᐃᐧᑕᐱᒥᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐣ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 3 ᐅᑭᒋᑕ ᐊᕑᓄᐟ ᑲᕑᐟᓄᕑ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒥᒧᓭᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ. ᐊᑎᐟ ᑲᔦ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᑭᐱᐣᒋᐊᐧᐠ ᒪᐣᑐᐃᐧᑭᐊᐧᒥᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᒧᑐᐨ ᓇᐧᐸᐟ ᑫᓫᐃ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᓂᐱᐠ ᓂᐊᐧ ᐱᒧᓭᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᑐᒋᑲᑌ.


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Wawatay News

August 18, 2011

ᐧᐊᐧᐊᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐧᐃᓇᐣ

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LEFT: The Walk for Good Life walkers prepare for their 500-kilometre journey Aug. 1 at Eagle Lake Pow Wow Grounds. BOTTOM LEFT: Ivory Tuesday, Al Hunter and Tania Indian take a break while walking to Onigaming First Nation north of Fort Frances. BOTTOM RIGHT: Shawn Fiddler and Larissa Desrosiers lead with the feather into Eagle River Aug. 8 near the end of the walk.

Walk for Good Life ‘incredible journey’ Rick Garrick

Wawatay News

The 3rd Annual Walk for Good Life was an opportunity to walk your talk. “It really made me realize that it doesn’t matter what I wasn’t doing or what I was missing; it’s what I’m doing and what I have,” said Larissa Desrosiers, youth coordinator for Oshki Aa-yaa’aag Mino Bimaadiziiwin (Good Life for Young People). “It’s really a chance to walk your talk ... to make a change and do all these great things.” The seven-day, 500-kilometre walk provides an opportunity for Aboriginal youth to

walk and learn together with their Elders and youth from other Treaty 3 communities in northwestern Ontario. Learning about discipline, organization and patience was also a benefit of participating in the Walk for Good Life, said Desrosiers, who also completed the first two Walks for Good Life in 2009 and 2010 as a walker. She and her fellow walkers have become like family, she said. “For me, I call it my second family in the summer. We just become so close and since there were so many people this year, there were some rough patches, but that only made us a stron-

ger family in the end,” she said. Couchiching’s Justin Morrison also completed his third Walk for Good Life. “It’s a great time,” he said. “I’ve done it for three years and each time it’s a new experience that brings me more self awareness and understanding.” About 20 youth from Couchiching, Onigaming, Big Grassy, Rainy River First Nation, Sioux Lookout, Manitoba and Wisconsin took part in this year’s Walk for Good Life, as did Al Hunter, visionary and president of Oshki Aa-yaa’aag Mino Bimaadiziiwin. “To see the difference in their faces from when they started to when they finished was a

highlight for me,” said Hunter, author of Spirit Horses and former chief of Rainy River. “They are lighter and happier and full of love for each other and their culture – it’s an amazing experience.” The youth were welcomed with food and lodgings at communities along their 500-kilometre walk, which began Aug. 1 in Eagle Lake and completed a full circle through Couchiching, Rainy River, Onigaming and Northwest Angle #37 before ending Aug. 8 back in Eagle Lake. WAWATAY NEWS Guest speakers at each stop Datestories, Completed: shared cultural teach2010 of hope, ingsFeb and23, messages accomplishment and attain-

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“I saw pride on the faces and in the expressions of the youth coming in,” Hazel said. “They all had varying experiences during their time on the road, when they walked their mile alone on the highway. They saw and felt different things, which were good experiences for them.” The youth participated in a circle with former Grand Council Treaty 3 ogichidaa Arnold Gardner at the completion of their journey, where he shared a song he was given about walking. Some of the youth also took part in a sweat performed by Robert Kelly. A fourth Walk for Good Life will be held next year.

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Walk4Justice continues to seek change Rick Garrick

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Nineteen more women have been murdered or gone missing across Canada since the Walk4Justice walkers began their three-month journey to Parliament Hill June 21. “When we walked in 2008 to Ottawa, we carried 2,932 women’s names nationally then; what is sad is we’re going backwards (with now) a little over 4,200 women’s names nationally,” said Bernie Williams, one of the co-founders of Walk4Justice. “What is even sadder is that when we left on June 21, just a month and a half ago, we have lost, or murdered or missing, 19 women right up to date when we landed here.” Williams said about 75 per cent of the 4,200 women missing or murdered nationally are Aboriginal women. “I have a mother that was murdered in the (Vancouver) Downtown Eastside,” Williams said. “I have lost three sisters that have been murdered in the Downtown Eastside.” Williams’ brother was also murdered while she was taking part in the first Walk4Justice walk in 2008. All 12 of the Walk4Justice walkers have been affected by friends or family members who have been murdered or gone missing. “We are tired of mopping up the blood of our women down there,” Williams said. “And I want to challenge the chiefs here, you have family members

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Walk4Justice co-founder Bernie Williams speaks during an Aug. 13 gathering at City Hall in Thunder Bay about the 19 women who have been murdered or gone missing across Canada since Walk4Justice began its second walk June 21 to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to raise concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls across Canada. out there. You need to bring them home because they are dying.” Williams and Gladys Radek co-founded Walk4Justice in 2008 to raise awareness about the plight of missing and murdered women across Canada.

The B.C-based non-profit organization has completed three other walks, including an earlier walk to Parliament Hill in 2008. Radek’s niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman, disappeared off Highway 16 (the Highway of

Tears) near Prince Rupert, B.C. without a trace in September 2005. The Highway of Tears is a 720-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert in northern B.C., where many women have been murdered or gone miss-

ing since 1969. The walkers are promoting a National Missing and Murdered Women’s Symposium for October 2011 and are calling for public inquiry to look into cases of missing and murdered women across Canada during their walk to Parlia-

Funds to help business development Rick Garrick

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Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund plans to support small and medium-sized businesses in the 33 communities it serves in northwestern Ontario with a recent $1.36 million investment from FedNor. “In addition, it will help us meet the growing need for investment capital so Aboriginal people can benefit from business opportunities related to resource developments, including the area known as the Ring of Fire,” said NADF chair Madeline Commanda. NADF will use $960,000 to offer business support services and access to capital to small and medium-sized enterprises over a three-year period. A further $400,000 will be used to provide small and mediumsized enterprises with repayable loans, equity and loan guarantees. The investment was part of $1.82 million in funding for support of First Nation small business development and growth in northwestern Ontario announced Aug. 11 by FedNor Minister Tony Clement at the NADF office in Thunder Bay. “It’s all about jobs and economic development,” Clement said, noting it is “a little bit tougher” to raise capital for small and medium-sized businesses in rural northern areas than it is in larger urban centres. “The whole idea is to level the playing field a little bit to get that access to capital for these kinds of job-creating projects here in northwestern Ontario and throughout northern Ontario.” Sachigo Lake Chief Titus Tait said the funding is important for his community because it provides support for some of

ment Hill. They said their walks would continue until justice is served. The Walk4Justice walkers were met by Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Thunder Bay Coun. Paul Pugh and a group of about 40-50 people at City Hall in Thunder Bay Aug. 13. The walkers also met with community members Aug. 14 at the West Thunder Community Centre and left Thunder Bay Aug. 15 enroute to Ottawa. “We have been pushing really hard to look at the judicial system to make sure the system works for all of us, especially for First Nations people,” said Beardy, who presented the walkers with a NAN flag to carry with them on their walk to Parliament Hill. “I presented them with the flag to say we support you, what you are doing is very important.” Full Moon Memory Walk organizer Sharon Johnson, whose 18-year-old sister Sandra was found murdered in 1992 on the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway in Thunder Bay, helped organize the Walk4Justice gathering in Thunder Bay. “What brings me to these gatherings is to just be a voice for other family members and other women like myself that have been affected by violence,” Johnson said. “It is never easy to do something like this. We just do the best we can and hopefully our voices are being heard, hopefully our message is getting out there.”

Louttit back in as grand chief Rick Garrick

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Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation (Sand Point) senior economic advisor Jean Paul Gladu speaks about developing the community’s economic base during an Aug. 11 FedNor press conference at the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund office in Thunder Bay. their projects. “We have a couple of projects ongoing that we get support from NADF,” Tait said. “This is important – continued support for communities that hope to have an economic base.” Clement said the government of Canada is committed to helping communities capitalize on business opportunities, strengthen the local economy and create jobs. “To that end, we continue to work in partnership with Com-

munity Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs), such as Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in rural regions across the country,” he said. The funding announcement also included $460,000 for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation (Sand Point) to establish an on-reserve industrial business park on the eastern shore of Lake Nipigon. “It is a real opportunity for our community to develop

an economic base in which to bring our community members home so they can feel truly healthy, not only culturally and spiritually, but also to have meaningful employment and create real revenue for our First Nation to contribute to the economy,” said Jean Paul Gladu, senior economic advisor for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek. Gladu said there is a fine line between economic development and traditional values.

“We have a challenge ahead of us to continue to develop economic opportunities while maintaining that balance of not forgetting who we are as First Nations people,” he said. NADF is one of 24 CFDCs funded by FedNor to serve northern Ontario businesses and communities. CFDCs are community-based not-for-profit organizations run by volunteer boards and staffed by experienced business and economic development professionals.

Stan Louttit has been acclaimed as grand chief of the Mushkegowuk Council for the next four years. “It gives me great honour to continue serving the people and their leadership,” Louttit said. He was previously elected as grand chief in 2004 and 2007. “There are many challenges before us,” he said. “We have made progress in the past few years and together with the chiefs, would like to build on the progress made while taking up new challenges as directed by the leadership and members.” Louttit was the only candidate for grand chief when nominations closed July 29, so he was acclaimed according to the Mushkegowuk Election Code. Louttit took office Aug. 3 and will be officially sworn in during the Mamohitowin (AGA) of the Omushkego at Moose Cree First Nation during the week of Sept. 19. The citizens of the seven Mushkegowuk communities, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Chapleau Cree, Missanabie Cree, Moose Cree, Taykwa Tagamou and Attawapiskat, vote for the office of grand chief and deputy grand chief every four years. The deputy grand chief election will be held Aug. 30.


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Enriched through sharing with others Richard Wagamese One Native Life

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he home we live in is small. It’s a rancher style house with a crawl space for a basement and everything exists on the one floor. But there’s only the two of us and a small dog so there’s no need for a whole lot of room and we’re comfortable with the space we’ve got. Our house sits in the mountains overlooking a lake and we love living there. The deck has a marvelous view and we sit there in the afternoons or the long evenings watching the sun go down and never wish to be anywhere else. It’s been five years now and we’ve shrugged off the last vestiges of city living and our lives have become chain saws, a pick up truck, a wood stove and the laid back feel of a rural lifestyle. When the car doesn’t move in three or four days it doesn’t seem odd at all. We save a lot of money by not being in town. We hear a lot more music, read a lot more books and eat a whole lot healthier. All things considered, it’s a wonderful lifestyle. There are times when we don’t see another person for days. There are long stretches sometimes when the only outside contact we have are telephone calls and emails. But we love that. My wife gets down to her art, I get a lot of writing done and we don’t miss the whirl of a city social life. We actually spend seven days a week together and if not for the 60 some feet that separates our work areas we’d be together every waking moment. But there are times when we need face time with real folks and not just their voices or their typing. We’ve been blessed to create a wide circle of awesome people that we love to share time with and when we get together it’s always magical. Sometimes they come for dinner or a hike in the mountains. It seems like this house and this setting makes for good visiting and we look forward to having people over as often as we can. So every month we host a large social gathering. It starts with a potluck dinner that we never have a plan for that always turns out magnificent. Some of those spreads have been awesome and we’re

reminded how sacred a thing the act of breaking bread together really is. The energy around those meals is wonderful. Once the meal is over and the dishes cleared we sit around the living room and take turns singing a song, telling a story, reading something we’ve written or something we’ve read that touched us or sharing a hobby or music on a CD. Every month the gathering seems to take care of itself and in the almost two years we’ve been doing it we’ve built a solid community from folks who might not have met each other any other way. The feeling is of old time, rustic, simple pleasures of food, story and music. Those evenings tend to just fly by. Before we realize it’s dark outside, the kids are sleepy and we say our goodbyes at the door. Those nights are filled with a particular magic – the magic of friends sharing time in an old-fashioned, non-electronic way. We forget how easily we get trapped by technology and it is incredible how easy it is to shut off the cell phone, leave the TV off and just look at the people you share time with, hear them, know them, come to love them more. With an entire evening devoid of technology or even electricity we’re transported to a more charming time we all crave. That’s important. We get so used to speed in everything. We get used to typing, texting, faxing or having cryptic cell phone chats where no one really says anything. But those gatherings remind us all of the joy we carry within us no matter our background for the sound of a human voice talking or singing as the night falls. Candles burn, bellies are filled and we hear better removed from distraction. To have hours to sit quietly and share experiences or things that touch us is incredibly enriching. That’s a big word – enriching. It means to make more valuable and people do that. People bring energy into a home. They bring spirit. Our little home in the mountains is filled once a month and we are made more by the presence of all that energy. When they leave us the idea of our friends stays with us for days and if there are times when we find ourselves craving companionship we only need to think of the gathering of friends and we’re a lot less lonely here. Try it sometime. Your home will be enriched too.

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Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope), 1987.

Preparation key to moving forward Xavier Kataquapit Under the northern sky

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ave you ever been stumped? The meaning traditionally has to do with being stuck and unable to proceed with something. It dates back to early agriculture when a farmer hit a stump while ploughing his field and stopped dead. I really understand the origins of this word after having fought with an 80-year-old stump in my backyard recently. Earlier in the summer I had taken the tall pine down with my chainsaw as it was rotting and had become a danger. This regal old tree stood more than 50 feet high but something had gotten to it and large holes appeared where rot had set in. I worked for several hours with a friend, using axes to cut the large wooden stump out of the ground. Using a chainsaw would have ruined my chain. The work was healthy and the chore a challenge. This old

stump was well rooted into the earth. At first I cut away the obvious surface roots and they were huge. It took hours just to accomplish that. Then I had to dig around the stump and deep into the ground to unearth more roots. If you can imagine a pine tree upside down in the ground but only about four feet of it growing that way in the soil you could get a picture of just how well developed root systems are in big trees.

Anytime in my life that I have tried to do things in a rush or without putting the proper effort into it I always had problems. As I worked I thought about the times my dad and I had tackled taking out stumps and I recalled a lot of hard work and even some danger. One time we decided we had hacked away at a large old stump for long enough so we hooked the truck up to it with a chain and tried to pull it out. Well all we managed was to severely bend

the bumper on our four-wheel drive truck. We turned to our trusty and tough John Deere tractor and it would not even budge the stump. So I knew that it was worth it to dig deep and get all the roots before trying to pull the stump out. As I worked I also thought about how this job relates to projects and issues in my life in general. I thought about how important it was for me to learn how to tackle big projects by doing just a little at a time. I also learned that it was necessary to make the extra effort to make sure everything was in place and perfect before a project could be launched. Anytime in my life that I have tried to do things in a rush or without putting the proper effort into it I always had problems. Things don’t move unless you have done the proper preparation in making them go forward. Years ago I might have given up after struggling with this old stump for so long. However, I have learned enough along the way not to get easily stumped. After many chops with my trusty axe and hours of digging around the stump I slowly found success. Finally, this well rooted remnant of an ancient tree gave way and

I was able to haul it out of the ground. This was a labour of mixed emotions. I felt very happy and satisfied to remove a dangerous leaning tree and pull out a problematic stump. At the same time I felt a little sad to think of how long it took this once tall and beautiful pine tree to reach the age of 80. It was in the ground in this place long before my parents were born. My grandfathers and grandmothers would have been in their prime. Dozens of people I knew who are now passed on were alive and walking the Earth while this strong pine looked over the forest. Countless birds, squirrels, chipmunks and insects had visited the branches of the old pine over eight decades and the moon, sun and stars had lit up this pine in the middle of the wilderness. I thanked the old tree for its shade and protection from the elements and also for the firewood it gave me. In the end her long roots did not stump me. I very carefully, respectfully and patiently removed her from that place in the ground. It was work well done. www.underthenorthernsky.com

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Letters Couple given cold shoulder during Blueberry Festival To the Editor: At the beginning of the 29th Blueberry Festival someone mentioned that I should attend the Legion Steak BBQ July 29 for supper. The suggestion sounded good to me. I am not a big crowd kind of person so I rarely attend these kinds of events because it’s not my cup of tea. But for some reason I liked the barbecue steak idea so I talked my girlfriend into it. We are a First Nation couple by the way. Like I said, growing up I never really liked big crowds. One reason is because big crowds often take on a mentality or attitude that can get you into trouble. (I had an experience like this when I was a young man and it got me into trouble – a story for another time.) People will say things like, “come on, don’t be a prude, just come with us!” And the next thing you know you’re part of the crowd. What I don’t like about this group thing is the “mob mentality” it can produce and how it can take away my freedom to make my own choices. Group mentality of the wrong kind is ugly no matter where it happens (there is good group mentality). It seems to run away on you and quickly gets out of control. I encountered this “group mentality” again at the Legion on Friday evening after my girlfriend and I came upstairs from the back of the Legion where they barbecued our steaks. We picked up the potatoes, coleslaw and buns for supper and proceeded to look for a chair to sit in and eat. I looked around (the crowd was mostly non-Aboriginal) and saw a table with open spaces. We headed there and asked if we could join the others already seated to eat. I was told the rest of the seats were already taken, there were about four chairs vacant with a couple of drinks there to indicate someone had left them there to return. But there were other chairs with no drinks to claim them. We moved to the next table and were told that those vacant

seats were also taken already, even though nothing was left there to indicate that. We moved on to the next table, same result. We went completely around the room in a very short time and the same story, about five tables in all that had people with their food with some chairs that were not occupied. I began to really feel this “group mentality” as we went along. It was palpable, it stank and it began to make us very uncomfortable. I have experienced prejudice before and I was experiencing it here again. Then this table of First Nation guests and one non-Aboriginal person (who was an acquaintance) waved to us that they were willing to make room for us at their table which was already full. It’s ironic that it was the non-Aboriginal person that waved to us to come and join their table. When we returned home my girlfriend said, “After we sat down I heard one of those ladies at that first table offer someone else a seat and telling them nobody is sitting there.” I had given the situation some thought and that comment compelled me to write and complain about how we treat our guests at public events where everyone is invited to participate and support the festival. I didn’t know what I was expecting when I decided to go, but I was excited, hungry and looking forward to the steak dinner. Then it turned into this really ugly, horrible experience! As that experience was unfolding, the first thing I noticed missing was the manners of the people at those tables. They all seemed to take on this awkward posture, and were fearful. And it got worse as we went from one table to the next. It snowballed into a “bad” group mentality and left us with an awful feeling. My experience with prejudice, wherever and whenever I run into it, is at some point it makes you think you are in the wrong, either by an individual or, in this case, because of the

group dynamic. And that’s exactly what happened here, I started thinking that it was somehow my fault, because there were so many of them behaving the same way and there were only two of us. It’s the silent condoning when no one speaks up on your behalf or makes room for you, which makes you think everyone thinks like that in the room. But I know that is not true, not everyone thinks like that. I know there were good people in that room and we didn’t approach their table because it was obviously full. I also won’t make excuses for anyone in that room. Why they didn’t offer us a place to sit and join them? That is up to them and their conscience. In my life, when something ugly or demeaning happens to me, I found that there is also an opportunity for something good to come from there as well. I always try to look for the good, the lesson in the pain as it were, so that I can learn from it and move on with my life. It is my hope that the other parties in this incident look at why these things happened as well, as is their prerogative, but I won’t meddle in their lives if they don’t want to. I decided to write about this incident not to take it out on any one person or on all of the people that were there at the Legion, but because we all have a choice on the kind of society we want to live in and I believe that we as individuals can make a difference in our own way. Forgiveness is a virtue that has saved me in my life many times and has helped me move on with my life from the things people do or say to me. Forgiveness is about you, not the other person who has done something against you. It doesn’t make what they did to you OK; they still have to deal with that in their lives. It does, however, take that pain and anguish you feel away from you immediately. It leaves a hole in your heart where the pain, anger, hatred and animosity would have been and you can put love in there instead and it

helps you to move on with your life without carrying that pain around. I couldn’t figure out forgiveness, because you have to do it first, and then you will begin to understand how it works. So I forgave those people, I don’t know who they are and it’s not important but taking the step to forgive is. When I was young my mother told me, “If you tell someone what hurts you, it will go away and make you feel better.” And that is why I am telling you this. As I write this, I do feel better about the whole incident. I think if I don’t tell you what happened and how it made me feel, then it gets buried and will blow up in someone’s face in the future and I certainly don’t want that. I know that the organizers didn’t plan on this happening to two of their guests at the barbecue. But if they are told then they can plan to be ready to act should they ever see this happening again in the future to some other unsuspecting souls. Incidences like this are easily preventable if people think and are honest and fair. Trust your manners in situations like this. That is your first line of defence against making these kinds of errors. Be kind to people and think of their feelings. After all that is what life is all about – how we feel and how we are made to feel. As individuals we have control over how we make others feel. We have to decide where we want to stand on this issue. I still don’t like big crowds but at least if I go next time I know this won’t happen again because we’re talking about learning from our mistakes, using our manners, making all people feel welcome when they come to our public events and preparedness, which all translates to success – all good things for a thriving community. By the way, we loved our steaks, the company and the band, once we were seated. Jerry Sawanas Sioux Lookout, Ont.

Your views from wawataynews.ca Deep respect for nature provides life long lessons Re: First Nations grieve loss of William Commanda A great but humble man, he will be missed but also remembered for his quiet dignity and ability to look beyond the trivial shortcomings of man and envision what should be. I was fortunate enough to meet him a couple of times in the early 70’s and observe his craftsmanship in canoe building. His respect for nature carried on into his dealings with all creatures, which he treated with reverence. This is a lesson which has come back to me many times in my life and I will treasure not just the lesson but the man who taught it to me. Meegwetch. Mark Connolly Hoping dream becomes reality Re: First Nations grieve loss of William Commanda Elder Commanda was truly a honourable man with a good soul. I also met him a couple of times in Ottawa. He has so much belief and admiration for his people. He talked about his dream of constructing a building for “Gathering and Preserving our Indigenous Knowledge” on Victoria Island (on the Ottawa River, just behind Parliament). Let’s hope his dream becomes a reality one day. We will always have him in our hearts and remember his teachings. Anonymous What would our ancestors think? Re: Another Time In A Far Away Place Called Nawashi Wachiya to all, my name is Curtis. I’m from the other side of James Bay. I am Cree. What really caught my attention was when you were writing how us Natives no longer have that connection with Mother Earth. I really enjoy attempting to do traditional activities. I once joined a long canoe brigade. And to add what I’m experiencing and what I noticing about we young people in northern Quebec. Many youth in my area who are capable to catch up with cultural activities are the ones who think highly of themselves. Makes me wonder about our ancestors. Is this what they would expect us to be doing to one another? I understand that we all now live in this modern lifestyle where we compete. Half of the youth that join these traditional expeditions are troubled young people like myself. Curtis More common shares/options needed Re: Constance Lake, Zenyatta settle I hope Constance Lake First Nation will receive common shares/options from Zenyatta resources. At the exploration stage, there is not a lot of employment opportunity. To contribute to a community fund is just PR and piece meal (beads, blankets etc.) for these various resource companies! CSI60 Full support shown for unity signing Re: Matawa chiefs set unified voice to protect lands I am in full support of the Unity Declaration signing of all Matawa First Nations Chiefs in Webequie, Ontario, Canada. This should have started when the discovery of precious mineral deposits were found at the Ring of Fire. We, the First Nation members did not get anything from the turnovers of the mining stake claims to senior mining companies while the junior companies and their investors got rich. Way to go Matawa! Anonymous

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Forest fires are still burning throughout northwestern Ontario, but smoke has resided and many residents from First Nations in the area have returned home safely. Harlon Wesley, band councillor for Cat Lake, said it was the first time the community had ever been evacuated due to fire and smoke risks. “At first, people were happy to get out, due to smoke,” Wesley said. But the feeling was short-lived. “Pretty soon we had people wanting to go back.” He said a fire near the community didn’t cause any significant impacts to the community itself, but some outposts were damaged. Wesley said the outposts did not belong to the community.

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He said the general mood of Cat Lake was tense given the situation. He thinks another evacuation could be possible because the community is “surrounded by fires.” Fabian Crow, a band councillor for Sandy Lake, said fire activity has decreased as of Aug. 10 in the area. The closest fires came to the community was about 12-15 kilometres away. Crow attributed the lack of damage to the community to the 32 people (including himself) that stayed behind to watch over homes and buildings in the community. He said two Northern employees stayed behind, a water treatment plant worker, and one of the associates who ran the hydropower generation stayed behind as well. “We were the last ones to

be evacuated should the area become too unsafe,” said Crow. “It wasn’t really close but there was a wind concern. Luckily, the wind blew favorably.” While there was no damage to the community, Crow said at least one band councillor had his camp destroyed by the fire. The community was fully evacuated by July 21, but by Aug. 1 most residents had returned home. Crow said it wasn’t easy for many families during the evacuation. Most residents were scattered all over the province. Because the evacuations took place in two phases, it caused many families to be separated from each other. But now that everyone is back in the community, Crow said they are “trying to get back to the way they were before the fire.”

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for financial support from the governments of Canada and Ontario to support First Nation families affected by forest fire evacuations across northwestern Ontario in July and early August. NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy said the call for support is especially urgent after a Sandy Lake First Nation family returned home to find their house had been completely destroyed in a fire. “Immediate financial support is required from both the provincial and federal governments to replace the loss by the family in Sandy Lake First Nation. It was challenging enough for that family, along with others, to evacuate their home communities, leaving their per-

sonal belongings behind for safety. Now that family is coming home to nothing and the community does not have the resources to replace what they have lost,” Beardy said. About 4000 residents were evacuated because of forest fires near many NAN communities. The evacuees were all returned home by Aug. 3, but because of power outages during the evacuation periods, many families returned home and had to restock their fridges and freezers with fresh foods. Beardy said there must be support to restore and restock traditional and non-traditional foods. Fish and wild game, which play a large part in many community members’ diets, may now be displaced or have perished in the traditional trapping, hunting and fishing grounds due to the forest fires. According to a NAN press release, forest fires can cause

drastic changes to water quality, wild life habitats and can contribute to toxic conditions in the air and water. This can lead to reductions in fish populations and can add to already deficient drinking water systems in NAN communities. “This was not a choice,” Beardy said. “The families did not choose to leave their homes. It was something they needed to do to ensure their safety and well-being. “The governments of both Canada and Ontario must have a short-term plan in place to assist these families who have suffered a loss in food supplies and a long-term plan in place to determine how best to address the aftermath.” According to the Ministry of Natural Resources the fires in northern Ontario have affected about 600,000 hectares of land as of Aug. 15.


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Nishnawbe Aski Nation is concerned about the upcoming Oct. 16 deadline for review of land claims through Aboriginal Affairs And Northern Development Canada’s Specific Claims Branch. “We have several claims under review and we’re advised by the Specific Claims Branch analysts that they are running out of time, so they are returning claims for comment despite the review being incomplete,” Beardy said. “NAN has been pushing for claims to be temporarily withdrawn so that the claims can be properly evaluated and resubmitted once they are completed.” Beardy said NAN is concerned about the Specific Claims Branch’s partial reviews because the claims could be rejected altogether or because the claims are incomplete, the awards could be “very small.” An Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada spokeswoman said the average processing time for the specific claims process prior to 2007 was 13 years. “First Nations can now take their claims to the Specific Claims Tribunal for a binding decision if it takes Canada longer than three years to make a decision on whether to negotiate their claim,” said Geneviève Guibert, media relations with AAND, in an e-mail reply. “They can also seek a binding decision from the tribunal if they do not agree with Canada’s decision on their claim.” But Beardy said there are inadequate resources for the Specific Claims Tribunal. The tribunal cannot award more than $150 million to a single claim and only hands out $250 million per year for all specific claims through the tribunal. The legislation phases out after 10 years. Guibert said the settlement fund is reviewed regularly. Beardy said Elders in his communities have been stressing the need to reclaim their land through the specific claims process. “The land is always there – it will be very valuable even if the economy collapses,” Beardy said. “The important question here (for) our people is that we

must try to claim as much land back as we can. That was the purpose of the land claims.” However, Guibert said Canada does not take away land or buy land from third parties to settle specific claims. “In general, specific claims settlements include cash compensation, and when land is part of the final settlement agreement, a First Nation can use this money to purchase land on the open market on a willing-seller/willing-buyer basis,” he said. Beardy said NAN is also concerned about the rejection of specific claims with a partial acceptance. “In the last few months, many First Nations have received letters from Canada saying that their claim has been accepted for negotiation, however, typically only one, and usually a smaller one, aspect of the claim has been accepted,” Beardy said. “In some cases Canada does not offer to negotiate but sets out a pre-calculated figure or formula which is offered as an expedited settlement. There is no offer to negotiate or even to talk.” Guibert said not all claims are accepted for negotiation under this process, nor does Canada indiscriminately accept every allegation made in a First Nation’s claim. “In some cases, only parts of a claim are accepted,” Guibert said. “A claim has to show that Canada owes an outstanding legal obligation to a First Nation or the claim will not be accepted for negotiation.” Guibert said efforts will be made to resolve specific claims worth less than $50,000 through an expedited settlement process without the need for a lengthy and costly negotiation process for Canada and the First Nation. “With such claims, it can cost more to negotiate the claim than to settle it,” she said. “Canada will cover a First Nation’s reasonable costs, including ratification costs and the costs of seeking legal advice on an expedited settlement offer.” The Liberal Party of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations also expressed concerns about the specific claims process. “Use of the Specific Claims Tribunal process alone to settle

claims will deny First Nations justice and financial fairness, and will not fully and respectfully honour Canada’s lawful obligations to First Nations,” said Carolyn Bennett, Liberal critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. “The government must continue to negotiate in good faith, in adherence with its own established policies on specific claims, and work collaboratively with First Nations to improve the claims process, including for claims over $150 million.” Chiefs at the recent Assembly of First Nations meeting in Moncton, N.B, passed a resolution urging Canada to not cut off negotiations, affirming that a decision to terminate negotiations ought to be based on the principles of good faith, respect and mutuality, and calling on Canada to stop the de facto rejection of specific claims through letters of partial acceptance and the requirement for sign-off on more issues than those identified by the partial acceptance. “First Nations are naturally concerned about any apparent attempt that may diminish or deny our lawful claims,” said National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. “Claims must be dealt with through a process that is respectful of the legal obligations of all parties, including the federal government. We will continue to press forward on an approach with the government that reinforces the responsibility to work in good faith on all matters that affect our lands, our rights and our peoples. Nothing less will do.” The minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development said the federal government is continuing to work with First Nations to resolve land claims in a timely manner and to the benefit of all Canadians. “Our government is working with First Nations to conclude settlements within a three-year time frame whenever possible,” said John Duncan, AAND minister. “We remain serious about our commitment to continue to negotiate and resolve specific claims. We are taking concrete action to deliver on that commitment for the benefit of First Nations and all Canadians.”

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A lacklustre patrol two years ago, the Junior Canadian Rangers of Bearskin Lake is now the best in northern Ontario. Members of the patrol were taken by surprise when they learned they had won the annual award for best Junior Canadian Ranger patrol during the opening ceremony at Camp Loon, an annual training camp held near Geraldton for Junior Rangers from across northern Ontario. “It made me feel proud to win,” said Junior Ranger Jolynn Hudson, 14. “I thought it was cool, awesome.” Capt. Caryl Fletcher, officer commanding the 700 Junior Rangers in northern Ontario, said the Junior Rangers were in trouble two years ago. “They weren’t getting the support of the local Canadian Rangers or the community,” Fletcher said. “So I met with chief and council and the chief, Rodney McKay, took the bull by the horns and he helped turn the patrol around. He talked to the Canadian Rangers and to the community, and within two years the Bearskin patrol has done an about face and is now the patrol of the year.” Last winter the Bearskin Junior Ranger patrol hosted a hugely successful winter games contest that saw Junior Rangers from Sandy Lake, Sachigo Lake, Muskrat Dam, Kitchenuhmaykoosib and Bearskin engage in friendly competition against each other. The games received the full support of the Canadian Rangers and the community. “I am proud that we are seeing something like this happen after so many years of not being able to put things together,”

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Some members of the Bearskin Lake Junior Canadian Ranger patrol at Camp Loon with their award for being the year's best Junior Ranger patrol in northern Ontario. said Master Cpl. Loretta Mickenack, the Canadian Ranger in charge of the Bearskin Junior Ranger patrol. “It’s wonderful to see the kids being happy and attending activities that are provided by the community.” The patrol has 25 Junior Rangers in the community and another 15 outside attending

high school. “We keep chief and council aware of what we are doing and they give us their full support,” Mickenack said. “The deputy chief, Bruce Kamenawatamin, has the Junior Ranger portfolio and he has been very helpful. He’s a Canadian Ranger and he has worked to get the Rangers

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Ontario has appointed former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci to lead a review of how to increase First Nation representation on provincial jury rolls. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose thinks Iacobucci is the right man for the job. “NAN has fought for years to uncover the truth about the systematic exclusion of First Nations from the Ontario justice system,” Waboose said. “It is right, and proper that a credible jurist such as Justice Iacobucci, independent of the attorney general, inquire into and report on the extent of the exclusions, and propose solutions going forward.” Waboose said First Nations people are highly overrepresented among those who are charged and jailed in the justice system, a trend made worse because First Nations have been

systematically denied their right to serve on juries. NAN has been looking into the issue since the 2008 Coroner’s Inquest into the Deaths of Jamie Goodwin and Ricardo Wesley, known as the Kashechewan Inquest. During that process, it was revealed the Kenora Judicial District jury roll only contained names of First Nations people from 14 of NAN’s 49 First Nations. NAN said it has led a coalition to publicly seek a report on how and why First Nations have been excluded from jury rolls since the Kashechewan Inquest. For the last three years NAN has maintained there could be no progress moving forward without accountability about the past. “For far too long our questions have gone unanswered, and we have had to rely on court orders and summonses to get answers on behalf of our First Nations,” Waboose said. During the review, Iacobucci will seek input from First

Nations communities and other stakeholders. A final report is expected within a year. “I look forward to working with our First Nations representatives, and all those who have an interest in this issue, to complete a review that is comprehensive and timely and addresses the unique challenges of ensuring a representative jury roll,” Iacobucci said in a press release Aug. 11. Convening an independent inquiry solely on the issue of the absence of First Nations from jury processes is a first in Canada, said Julian Falconer, NAN’s legal counsel. “Solutions to a meaningful harmony between First Nations’ values and the Ontario justice system means above all speaking the truth about First Nations exclusions and collaboratively charting a path forward,” Falconer said. “Justice Iacobucci’s credibility as an independent reviewer is a reason to be optimistic about the outcome of this historic exercise.”

NAN rejects national education review Rick Garrick

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation has rejected the proposed national education review process established by the federal government and the Assembly of First Nations. NAN said there is no need for the National Panel on First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education in an Aug. 11 press release. Many issues impacting First Nation education have been set out in many reports completed in the past, including the Auditor General’s reports in recent years and the NAN education strategic plan. “The National Panel will recommend legislation to govern First Nation education,” said Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose. “This has the potential to arbitrarily define and diminish our treaty right to education. It amounts to a backdoor revision of the Indian Act and holds little prospect of actually improving the quality of education our children deserve.” Former chief of the Saskatoon Tribal Council George Lafond, David Hughes and Caroline Krause were announced March 18 as the National Panel

members. “Elementary and secondary education is the foundation for a better future,” said Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan in a March 18 press release. “We must work together to address the challenges facing First Nation students to ensure they have access to quality education so they can succeed. This engagement process is key to the reform of First Nation education.” NAN is planning to conduct their own review, working in conjunction with other First Nations in Ontario as well as with those in Saskatchewan and Quebec. Together, they will submit their views directly to the federal government and the AFN. “We are perfectly capable of speaking for ourselves and don’t require a National Panel with a limited mandate and minimal First Nation representation to do it for us,” Waboose said. NAN is concerned the National Panel has no mandate to review pre-school education, post-secondary or vocational education or to address the current and significant funding gap that exists between funding

provided to provincial schools and that provided by Canada to First Nation schools. “The federal government talks about restraint,” said Muskrat Dam First Nation Chief Gordon Beardy. “But why is that burden being placed on the shoulders of our children and their education. Funding for First Nation education is an investment for Canada not a cost. But unfortunately, real investment in the future of our children is clearly not on National Panel’s agenda.” The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, representing 74 First Nations in the province, has also rejected the panel. The National Panel issued a statement Aug. 12 saying it would respect the First Nations that have chosen to run their own parallel processes and provide a separate report to the national chief. They also said they value the input from those First Nations and will take their feedback into account when they build their report and recommendations. The National Panel is planning to hold eight regional engagement activities and one national roundtable from September to November.

Diabetic man walks for hope Tim Quequish

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A Bearskin Lake member is walking from Sioux Lookout to Thunder Bay to raise money and awareness for the prescription drug abuse epidemic affecting First Nation communities in northern Ontario. Lyle Fox, who lives in Thunder Bay, is doing the walk in memory of his brother, Darryl Fox, who passed away nine years ago to cancer. “My brother loved life and I would like to raise awareness to remind people that it’s not too late to fight for their lives,” Fox said. He will be walking from Pelican Falls First Nation High School Aug. 22 and expects to arrive in Thunder Bay Sept. 1 for the first day of classes at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. First Nation stu-

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The fifth annual Wabun Youth Gathering July 18-29 had 85 youth from Wabun Tribal Council communities attend. The gathering, held in Elk Lake, southeast of Timmins and near Matachewan First Nation, was sponsored by Wabun Tribal Council Health Services. It featured presentations by Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy and Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose. “I am here today to show my support for the Wabun youth and to encourage them in their participation of workshops where they are learning traditional and cultural teachings of our people,” Beardy said. “I have also brought along some of our college and university summer students that are working for NAN so that they can step forward as role models for our young people.” He was also accompanied by Ben Cheechoo, NAN governance secretariat director and former grand chief of NAN, Dr. Emily Faries, education jurisdiction negotiator for NAN, and five post secondary students from the NAN area. Wabun Tribal Council consists of six First Nations: Beaverhouse, Brunswick House, Chapleau Ojibwe, Flying Post, Matachewan and Mattagami. Waboose told the youth to make education a priority. “My message to you today is to keep working hard and striving and to remind you that our strength as a people comes from our language, culture and

traditions. You are our future and with so many opportunities available today, you have to make sure you have an education,” Waboose said. Faries and Cheechoo did a presentation on NAN First Nation governance, an initiative to achieve self-governance agreements in areas affecting the lives of people in NAN. “It is important for us to communicate to our youth what is involved in this process and to receive input from these young people,” Faries said. The event was divided into two parts. The first week, from July 18 to 22, was held for junior youth aged eight to 12 and the second week, from July 25 to 29, was for senior youth aged 13 to 18. In the first week facilitator Barney McLeod, a popular international Aboriginal soap stone sculptor and Matachewan member, helped youth produce their own soap stone carvings. The second week featured Byron Edgar, an Aboriginal facilitator from Manitoulin Island involved in youth leadership training and prevention of suicide, gangs, violence, bullying and substance abuse. Another facilitator, Percy Trapper, an Aboriginal musician, originally from Moosonee, on the James Bay coast, conducted a presentation on life skills using his own success story. “I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about our traditional teachings and culture. I want to thank our Wabun Chiefs for giving us the opportunity to have this gathering every year,” said youth participant Lynne Cormier from

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Barney McLeod, an internationally known soapstone sculptor conducted workshops for youth at the Wabun Youth Gathering held at the Elk Lake Eco Centre July 18-29 near Matachewan First Nation. From left, McLeod and J.C. Jolivet from Brunswick House First Nation. Matachewan. Elder Vina Hendrix of Matachewan led the group in opening and closing prayers and she was instrumental in assisting everyone with traditional and cultural knowledge. Chief Marcia Martel-Brown

of Beaverhouse First Nation took part as a chaperone for youth and performed a traditional drum ceremony assisted by Michael Lafrenier, a youth also from Beaverhouse. “I want to thank Mike Archer who does such a good job of

coordinating this youth gathering every year and I give thanks to Jean Lemieux, Wabun health director, for her support in making this event possible,” MartelBrown said. Chief Alex (Sonny) Batisse of Matachewan also visited to

show his support. The Wabun Youth Gathering came out of the vision and guidance of late Elder Thomas Saunders from Brunswick House. He wanted to see the Wabun communities coming together in one gathering.

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Four-year-olds Riley Quinte, left, and Robin Trudeau, right, paint the surface of a new mural being created at Lakehead University’s sweat lodge site. The mural is being coordinated by Thunder Bay artist Elliott Doxtater-Wynn and the Aboriginal Initiatives and Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services at Lakehead University. The theme for the mural is around the importance of higher learning, protecting the environment and healing. The mural is expected to be completed by late September.


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Mishkeegogamang woman’s First Nations grieve loss of ‘Grandfather’ William Commanda death to be re-examined pened to his mother since Wawatay News he found out about her death about six months M i s h ke e g o g a m a n g ’ s after she died while he was Gary Wassaykeesic is lookin residential school. ing forward to an upcomHe didn’t learn any of ing re-examination of his the details at the time; mother’s 1976 death by the he was just told that his regional supervising coromother was dead. ner. Wassaykeesic said his “We’re going to have the brother Ernie has become coroner’s meeting at the more involved in the case end of the month, hopesince he began working on fully with the whole famhis own personal issues. ily present,” Wassaykeesic “He’s actually the one said. talking to the detective Michael B. Wilson, himself,” Wassaykeesic regional supervising corosaid. “Now he’s starting ner for north region, has to get the information for completed a preliminary himself.” look at the case and is lookWassaykeesic supports ing to hold a re-examinathe Native Women’s Assocition of the case within the ation of Canada’s call for a next couple of months. national inquiry on missing Wawatay News file photo and murdered Aboriginal “I certainly believe it merits a re-examination,” Gary Wassaykeesic is searching for answers women and girls. Wilson said. “It will be into his mother’s 1976 death. “A lot of cases are exactly within the next couple of like my mother’s,” Wasmonths that I intend to 2007. saykeesic said. “It’s like gather all the information that Wassaykeesic said while his nobody talks about it; nobody has been brought forward to mother’s death was recorded wants to do anything about it date.” as a death by suffocation, due because murder is the bottom Wilson said the coroner’s to alcohol, he believes she was line.” office wants to “get to the bot- murdered. He recently received a list of tom of this” case. He has talked to people who missing and murdered Aborigi“Sometimes there are said they heard “a lot of bang- nal women and girls. advances in investigative tech- ing” at the time she died. “You should see that list. niques and understanding of Wassaykeesic said the There are cases on there that manners of death,” Wilson Ontario Provincial Police have are not even being investisaid. “Obviously, we will look made significant progress in gated.” at all the details that we have their investigation into his Wassaykeesic said there in order to come to the correct mother’s death. wasn’t anybody there for his answer.” “They said there are more mother when she died. Wassaykeesic has been push- people coming forward,” Was“So when they (police and ing for an investigation into saykeesic said. “More people coroners) make their decision, his mother Sophie Wassaykee- are talking about it now, and it will not just be the family they sic’s death in the Mishkeegoga- there’s more people to inter- will be dealing with. It’s going mang/Central Patricia area view.” to be the community and the ever since the residential school Wassaykeesic has always public that they will have to settlement was announced in wanted to find out what hap- answer to.”

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William Commanda, Elder, role model and spiritual leader to Aboriginal people, died Aug. 2 in his home in the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation near Maniwaki, Que. Born November 13, 1913, under the name Ojigkwanong, Commanda shared lineage with Pakiniwatik, an Algonquin chief from the 1800s. Pakiniwatik was known for leading his band to their current territory near Maniwaki. Commanda traveled a lot in his lifetime, as his work took him across the world. He was well known for his ability to connect people from diverse cultures. He was so well respected that he simply

became known as Grandfather. “He was a gift to the Algonquin people and an important figure for all First Nations people,” said Anishinabek Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. “He will be remembered by many.” He blessed the Humans Right Monument in Ottawa alongside the Dalai Llama in 1990. Commanda gave Nelson Mandela an eagle feather on behalf of First Nations people in 1998. He was chief of Kitigan Zibi for 19 years from 1951 to 1970. Commanda was also known for his numerous achievements, which include an honorary doctorate degree from the Uni-

versity of Ottawa the Order of Canada, and a lifetime achievement award from the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Foundation. “He was a truly unique and exceptional man who dedicated his life to building bridges between people of all nations and all generations,” said Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. “His wisdom, his dedication to his people and his example were an inspiration to leaders not only of my generation but across many generations of First Nations.” Anishinabek leaders will be paying tribute to Commanda in the future. -TQ

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Province announces economic funds Tim Quequish

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Several government-funded initiatives have sprung up in several northwestern Ontario communities. North Caribou Lake, Sioux Lookout, Wabaseemoong First Nation, Deer Lake, and Sachigo Lake will be financially supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to fund their projects, according to an Aug. 5 press release. “Our government is helping to develop and expand our northern communities with new infrastructure projects … for the well-being of all northerners,” said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Committee. North Caribou Lake First Nation (Weagamow) received $1 million to create a new community centre with creative facilities. Sioux Lookout is receiving about $290,000 for the renovation of the old Sioux Hotel building. A youth centre with a focus on arts will take its place. Wabaseemong First Nation is also getting $1 million to build a multipurpose facility and business centre, which will be a hub for gatherings, community businesses and events. Deer Lake and Sachigo Lake will also be creating multipurpose centres. Deer Lake gets $1 million to build a facility for economic, cultural and recreational activities. Sachigo Lake received $846,000 to construct a facility to house a band office, motel, restaurant, laundromat and business area. The Emerging Technology Program is supporting the Keewaytinook Okimanakanak First Nation Tribal Council through K-Net in the form of about $450,000. K-Net will use this to bring broadband network to communities such as Wikwemikong, Sheshegwaning, Anishnawbek, Zhibaagaasing, and Shawanaga First Nations. Slate Falls Outposts and Dorsey Contracting Inc. will be financially supported by the Northern Energy Program. Slate Falls Outpost will be receiving about $9,500 for the installation of solar-powered panels. The panels will replace the outpost’s current source of energy, propane.


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Evelyn Papatie, centre, and a group of six cyclists from Lac Simon First Nation in the Val-d’Or region of Quebec stopped at Petrie’s Cycle and Sports in Thunder Bay for bicycle repairs during their cross-Canada bicycle trip to Vancouver, B.C.

Quebec cyclists headed for Vancouver Rick Garrick

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A group of six First Nation cyclists from Quebec are riding across Canada to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse in their communities. “We just want to show the youth they can have a better life without drugs and alcohol,” said Evelyn Papatie, a cyclist from Lac Simon First Nation in the Val-d’Or region of Quebec. “I know there are lots of communities having the same problems with suicides and drugs and alcohol.” The cyclists took the day off from cycling July 19 for bicycle repairs in Thunder Bay.

Papatie said some of the cyclists had issues with drugs and alcohol before the bicycle trip, including her brother Vince Papatie. “This bike (trip), for them is to save their lives,” Evelyn Papatie said. Vince Papatie said he had big problems with drugs and alcohol before embarking on the bicycle trip. “After making the trip, I feel good, better than (last) month,” Vince Papatie said. Evelyn and three other cyclists completed a cross-Canada bicycle trip last year. “Last year we were four starting,” Evelyn said, adding that four other cyclists joined them

during the bicycle trip. “At the end we were eight (cyclists).” Evelyn said one of the cyclists almost died from appendicitis near the end of last year’s trip in B.C. “She didn’t have ID and no money, so the (First) Nation there paid for her,” Evelyn Papatie said. “I said ‘Why are you doing this, we are not from here,’ and they said ‘Every Indian, brothers and sisters, when they are in our territory, it is up to us to help them.’” Evelyn is planning another cross-Canada bicycle trip next year, as there are other youth who also want to complete the journey. “I’m very happy other youth

want to do this trip,” Evelyn Papatie said. Ryan Kica, another cyclist from Lac Simon, said they are sending out a message to youth to avoid using alcohol and drugs. “There is a better life without these things (drugs and alcohol),” Kica said. Kica said there were seven or eight suicides in his community last year. “We had a lot of support in fundraising,” Kica said, adding they have received donations along the trip. The cyclists began the bicycle trip June 14 with the goal of reaching Vancouver, B.C. by Sept. 15.

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Ernest Beck is the new executive director of Tikinagan Child and Family Services in Sioux Lookout. Beck replaces outgoing executive director, Michael Hardy, who retired from the organization. Hardy served 12 years with the agency. Beck, who started with Tikinagan at the end of July, has

20 years of experience in the social services field. He previously worked at Pakyukotayno James and Hudson Bay Family Services. His experience also includes serving as CEO of the Moose Factory Regional Hospital and executive director of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. He has also held leadership positions as chief of his community of Moose Cree First Nation and grand chief of Mushkegowuk Council.

“What an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to join the Tikinagan team,” Beck said on the Tikinagan website. Beck said he is impressed with the commitment and compassion from staff for the families they work with in the region. “I am particularly impressed by the strongly held belief underpinning everything here that the answers lie in the communities,” he said.

Two other senior managers in the agency also retired, Barb Hancock, who served as director of services, and Arlene McClendon, who served as director of finance and administration. Thelma Morris and Eartha Davidson are now serving as directors of service for Tikinagan. John Harrison takes over as director of finance and administration.

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a) Modern computer room with 12 computers - $300/ day; b) Modern boardroom can hold up to 18 guests $150/day; c) Modern classrooms (3) and 2 of them can used as a big boardroom so it can hold up to 30 guests - $11/ square feet; d) All of the above includes the use of our lunchroom For more information, please contact Bob Bruyere, SLAAMB Coordinator or Mary Tait, Office Manager at 1-807-737-4047. Visit our website at slaamb.on.ca

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8. Works productively and professionally as a member of the SLAAMB team, actively participating in meetings as requested and maintain cooperative working relationships with all SLAAMB staff and clients. 9. Is willing to acquire new skills and knowledge required to fulfill the position’s roles and responsibilities and sees learning and development as a part of his/her job. 10. Manages time effectively (manages workload efficiently, punctual, reliable attendance.) 11. Is able to adapt effectively to changes in workload or work environment. 12. Must be able to work flexible hours out of the Sioux Lookout office. QuALifiCAtionS 1. Grade 12 education or equivalent is required. 2. A minimum of two years previous reception/secretarial experience is required. 3. Must be familiar with general office procedures. 4. Must be able to type 30-40 WPM. 5. Familiarity with operation of computers and word processing software is required. Working experience with current versions of WordPerfect and Microsoft Word is required, as well as working with Excel Spreadsheets. 6. Must have strong English oral and written communication skills. 7. Must be able to prepare meeting minutes which accurately summarize discussions and decisions. 8. Ability to speak Oj-Cree, Ojibway or Cree is an asset. 9. Must have an understanding and appreciation of the culture, traditions and values of the First Nations people in the Sioux Lookout district. 10. Must live within commuting distance of Sioux Lookout. 11. Must have knowledge of and commitment to the services and programs provided by SLAAMB. PAY uP to $ 30,828/AnnuAL PLuS benefitS Closing date: Friday, September 2, 2011 Send Resume with three (3) references (marked confidential) to: Bob Bruyere SLAAMB Coordinator Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Management Board P.O. Box 56 Sioux Lookout, ON. P8T 1A1 We want to thank everyone for applying. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Peter Moon, Canadian Rangers/Special to Wawatay News

Warrant Officer Gary DesRoches, left, shares a laugh with Master Cpl. Bill Morris, a Canadian Ranger from Kingfisher Lake, while checking his shooting target at Canadian Forces Base Borden. DesRoches, an instructor with 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, is training a group of Rangers at Borden before selecting the team that will represent the Rangers of northern Ontario at the Canadian Forces Small Arms Competition in Ottawa in September.

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CLOSING DATE: August 30th, 2011 Organization: Right To Play International Department/Division: Canadian National Office Work location: Toronto and/or Thunder Bay Authorized to Work in: Canada (i.e., Canadian citizen or permanent resident) Background: Right To Play is an international development organization that uses speciallydesigned sport and play programs to improve health, build life skills, and foster peace for children and communities affected by war, poverty and disease. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play has projects in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Right To Play is a global-scale implementer of Sport for Development and Peace programs and takes an active role in driving research and policy development in this area and in supporting children’s rights. Job Summary: To support Right To Play projects in 30 First Nation communities across Ontario, Right To Play Canada is recruiting one Program Manager and three Program Officers for the First Nation Youth Leadership Program. The Program Manager will be responsible for the on-going supervision and support of 3 Program Officers, who supervise 30 Community Mentors in First Nation communities across Ontario. This will be a one-year full-time position based in either Toronto or Thunder Bay. As a Program Manager, the overall goal is to offer guidance in program design and delivery, to liaise with funding and implementing partners, and to offer support, supervision and administrative guidance to 3 Program Officers. This position will require frequent travel to various First Nations throughout Ontario. The Program Officers will report directly to the Program Manager, with overall accountability to the Deputy Director of Aboriginal Initiatives. As a Program Officer, the overall goal is to offer support, supervision and administrative guidance to 10 Community Mentors implementing programs in their respective First Nation communities. This position will require frequent travel to various First Nations throughout Ontario. For more information on Right To Play’s Youth Leadership Program in First Nation communities, and a detailed job description please refer to www.righttoplay.com/PLAYProgram. Salary: We offer a competitive salary Employment Start Date: September 12th, 2011 Contract Duration: Eleven (11) month contract, with possibility of extension Contact: If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: hr4@righttoplay.com and kindly quote which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email: “Program Manager, First Nation Youth Leadership Program” or “Program Officer, First Nation Youth Leadership Program”. Please indicate your salary expectations in the cover letter. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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• Update and maintain the organization’s financial and personnel policies. • Provide efficient and effective office management. • Perform other related duties as required by the Business Manager. Location: Sioux Lookout, Ontario Salary: Commensurate with experience. Deadline for Applications: Friday, September 2, 2011. Please send resume, cover letter and three letters of reference to: David Neegan, CEO Wawatay Native Communications Society Box 1180, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B7 Fax: (807) 737-3224 Email: davidn@wawatay.on.ca Wawatay Native Communications Society wishes to thank in advance all those who submit applications. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Tyler Angeconeb’s latest film creation was part of the first annual Hub of the North Film Festival in Sioux Lookout Aug 3. Angeconeb said the movie, titled Charlie’s Perfect BreakUp Song, is about a musician, Charlie Taylor, whose girlfriend breaks up with him. His character decides to write a break up song to win her back. Angeconeb, a member of Lac Seul First Nation living in Sioux Lookout, is a recent graduate of Confederation College’s film production program in Thunder Bay. He said after listening to the song Choking on the Dust by Rob Pattinson, he was inspired to make a movie about a youth who tries to make the perfect break up song. “I guess how horrible it was, is what inspired me. It’s kind of a funny tune,” Angeconeb said. His newest movie and five of his other films were featured on the final night of the three-day film festival. He thought the film festival went really well and that his Melvin and Tyler series got a lot of laughs. Angeconeb’s Melvin and Tyler movies are a spoof of the stoner-comedy Harold and Kumar series. “The theatre was almost packed and I got a great reaction from the audience,” he said. Iris Stunzi organized the Hub of the North film festival for the Sioux Lookout Creative Arts Circle. She said Angeconeb’s films were great. She added

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Tyler Angeconeb prepares a shot for his summer movie, Charlie's Perfect Break-Up Song, which he featured at the Hub of the North Film Festival in Sioux Lookout Aug. 3. The Lac Seul band member is a recent film graduate from Confederation College's film production program in Thunder Bay. that the audience reacted positively to his movies. Made especially for the film festival, the film features Angeconeb in the lead role of Charlie Taylor. The rest of the cast includes

Adora Nawagesic as Felicia, the ex-girlfriend, Natasha Quequish as Natalie, Charlie’s new love interest, and Devin Williamson as Robert, Charlie’s best friend. The cast also assisted with camera work and boom mic opera-

tions. A majority of the filming took place in the suite above Roy Lane, as well as the local youth centre, Lac Seul Floating Lodge, and various other places in the Sioux Lookout area.

The filming process from start-to-finish is stressful, Angeconeb said, but he doesn’t see himself doing anything else. For his newest film, Angeconeb was working full days from July 21 to 25.

“Once I get on set, it’s usually very relaxed and fun, but you still have to crack the whip sometimes to keep the production going,” he said, adding he gets into a certain mindset when filming. Angeconeb said that making a script, getting actors, finding locations to shoot, and getting permission to shoot are among the many things he has to do in pre-production. As director, he’s had to play the role of problem solver, having had to make due with situations and make compromises on set. He feels movies really come together during the editing and post-production stage. “After filming, you start going into post-production; a lot of hours go into the editing stage,” he said. Angeconeb is planning to travel to Vancouver later this year to find film work. He said his ideal work area would be Hawaii. He also wants to “get some acting gigs” and plans to volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival. “If you’re doing this kind of thing for flame and glory, I don’t think you’re really going to get anywhere,” he said. “If you do it because you enjoy it, then it’ll come through for you.” His favorite part of working in film is working with new people and doing improvisational skits. His least favorite part was working long days. But for Charlies’ Perfect Break-Up Song, all went well. “Overall, the shoot went smoothly,” he said.

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Hammond Reef Gold Mine Project Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the

All comments received will be considered public and will

type of environmental assessment, for the proposed Hammond Reef Gold Mine Project located in Ontario. The Agency invites the public to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study and to identify environmental issues that should be considered in the environmental assessment.

comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of the project. Future public participation opportunities will be announced at a later date.

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Trapped in dependency Joyce Atcheson Book Review

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elfare recipients are unemployed by design. Children in affluent families rank among the unemployed too. Government policy promotes dependency and the result is a perception of entitlement with an absence of self-responsibility. Inheritances are providing ‘free’ money. In wealthier families, parents’ early frugality has given them the means to give their children things the parents didn’t have when they were young. Both of these lead to a lack of self reliant skills. If you’ve never had to count solely on yourself for survival or to handle difficulties you have no faith in your ability and you lack skills. Calvin Helin, author of The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance, has researched economics extensively. He finds four types of dependency: government-to-citizen (i.e. welfare), government-togovernment (i.e. transfer payments to reserves), intra-family (i.e. inheritances from prior hard-working generations), and intra-organizational (i.e. corporations and bureaucracies relying on employees or other departments). He provides excellent details on addressing three forms of dependency but completely dodges the issue of intra-organizational dependency. The book is easy to read, identifies in point form the steps for leaving the welfare trap through education and provides examples of economic success. Individuals need to focus on self-empowerment by visioning a future career, making a plan, working that plan, which

includes education, using selfdiscipline, and through effort attracting what you want. Governments have to work together to develop strategic plans to reduce aid to dependent nations through developing their own resources to become independent. Parents have to stop leaving their inheritances to their children. While Helin’s book depicts practical solutions to encourage individuals, the major dependency, intra-organizational, affects all society and he fails to confront it. Everyone is dependent on systems structured on powerbased hierarchies that force dependency (i.e. health care, justice, education, etc.). Those who work in them depend on co-workers and government for salaries that in turn are based on taxes and direct or indirect exploitation of the land. These systems persist because government policy blocks other avenues. For example, health care providers must pay a fee to be licensed by their professional authority and must work within the structures and rules of that authority to be paid by the government for the services they provide. If a provider fails or chooses not to pay the fee they cannot practice their skills and anyone seeing them must pay out-ofpocket for service. Business is run on the basis of purchasing power. When the economy slumps private business pays a price when no one has money to buy and debts remain unpaid. Helin encourages individual action, if you need help to begin, the book is worth reading. The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance – Calvin Helin (Ravencrest Publishing, St Louis, MO; 2011; ISBN 978-1-932824-08-7; 352 pages; $27.95)

$50,000 available for public participation The Agency is making available $50,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to participate The Agency has prepared the draft Environmental Impact in the federal environmental assessment process of this Statement (EIS) Guidelines that identify potential project. This funding is intended for activities relating to Mine Project environmental effects to be addressed andHammond information Reef Gold subsequent public consultations on this project. Public Comments Invited and Federal Funding Available that needs to be included in the proponent’s EIS. Public comments on the draft EISAssessment Guidelines are (the invited andis will Applications received the Agency byand September 22,of2011 All comments comments received will by bewill considered public will become Canadian Environmental Agency Agency) TheThe Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the All received be considered public andpart will be conducting reviewedaand considered before document is will considered. Information onpublic the comment Participant Funding the be project file. This is the first of several that willpublic comprehensive study, which isthe a type of environmental Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study, which is a become part of the project file. This is the firstperiods of several finalized and issued to the Hammond proponent. Gold Mine Project located in Program, including a guide and the ofapplication form,public is occur duringperiods the environmental thethe project. Future assessment, for the proposed type of environmental assessment,Reef for the proposed comment that willassessment occur during environmental available the Agency’s site at participationon opportunities will beWeb announced at awww.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. later date. Ontario. The Agency invites the Project public to comment project and Hammond Reef Gold Mine locatedon in the Ontario. Thethe assessment of the project. Future public participation Theconduct draft EIS will beand available on the Agency’s To submit an application or to obtain additional information on of theGuidelines comprehensive to identify environmental issues Agency invites the public tostudy comment on the project and opportunities willforbe announced at a later date. $50,000 available public participation Web site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, in the Canadian the program, contact: should be in the environmental thethat conduct of considered the comprehensive studyassessment. and to identify The Agency is making available $50,000 under its Participant Funding Environmental Assessment Registry under reference environmental that be considered in the (EIS) Participant $50,000 for public participation Program toavailable assist groups and individuals to participate in the federal The Agency hasissues prepared the should draft Environmental Impact Statement Funding Program number 11-03-63174 as of August 16, 2011. To obtain a environmental The Agency is makingprocess available $50,000 under its isParticipant environmental assessment of this project. This funding intended Guidelines that assessment. identify potential environmental effects to be addressed Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency hard copy of the document, please contact the project for activities relating totosubsequent public consultations on this project. and information that needs to be included in the proponent’s EIS. Public Funding Program assist groups and individuals to participate Suzanne Osborne manager listed in this notice. The document is also the draft EIS Guidelines are Environmental invited and will be reviewed Thecomments Agencyonhas prepared the draft Impact and in theElgin federal environmental assessment process of this 160 Street, Applications received22nd by theFloor Agency by September 22, 2011 will be available for viewing at the following locations: considered(EIS) beforeGuidelines the documentthat is finalized and potential issued to the proponent. Statement identify project. This funding is intended activities relating to Ottawa ON K1A 0H3 considered. Information on the Participantfor Funding Program, including environmental effects to and information subsequent public consultations on this Telephone: 1-866-582-1884 or 613-957-0254 a guide and the application form, is available on theproject. Agency’s Web site The draft EIS Guidelines willbe be addressed available on the Agency’s Web site Town of Atikokan - Town Fort Frances Public thatatneeds to be included in Canadian the proponent’s EIS. Public Fax: 613-948-9172 To submit an application or to obtain additional at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, in the Environmental Assessment Office Library comments on the draft EIS Guidelines are invited and2011. willTo Applications received the Agency by September 22, 2011 PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca information on the program,by contact: Registry under reference number 11-03-63174 as of August 16, 120 Marks Street 601 Reid Avenue be obtain reviewed and considered before the document ismanager will be considered. Information on the Participant Funding a hard copy of the document, please contact the project Atikokan, ON Fort Frances, ON Participantincluding Funding Program finalized issued the proponent. Program, a guide and the application form, is listed inand this notice. Thetodocument is also available for viewingLibrary at the Atikokan Public Library Brodie Resource Canadian Environmental Assessment available on the Agency’s WebAgency site at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca. following locations: The Project and Location Civic Centre 216 S. Brodie Suzanne Osborne The draft EIS Guidelines will be available on theStreet Agency’s To submit an application or to obtain additional information on Osisko (behind thewww.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, Post Office) Thunder Bay, ON 160program, ElginHammond Street,contact: 22nd Reef Floor Gold Ltd. proposes to develop an Web siteofat the Canadian the Town Atikokan - Town Office FortinFrances Public Library open-pit gold mine that is expected to operate for about 14 Atikokan, ON Assessment Registry under reference Ottawa ON K1A 0H3 Environmental 120 Marks Street 601 Reid Avenue years with1-866-582-1884 aFunding production rate of approximately 50,000 tonnes Telephone: or 613-957-0254 Waverley Resource Library Participant Program number 11-03-63174 as of August 2011. Atikokan, ON Fort16, Frances, ONTo obtain a per It Environmental is located approximately 23 Agency kilometres northeast Fax:day. 613-948-9172 285copy Red of River Canadian Assessment hard the Road document, please contact the project from the Town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario, near PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca Thunder Bay, ON Suzanne Osborne Atikokan Public Library Brodie Resource Library manager listed in this notice. The document is also Marmion Lake. 22nd Floor 160 Civic Centre 216 S. Brodie Street available forcomment viewing at the following locations: The Elgin ProjectStreet, and Location This(behind public period is from August 16 to Ottawa ON K1A 0H3 the Post Office) Thunder Bay, ON Osisko Hammond Reef Gold Ltd. proposes to developAgency an open-pit gold September 22, 2011. All comments received during the The Canadian Environmental Assessment administers Atikokan, ON Telephone: 1-866-582-1884 613-957-0254 mine that is expected to operate for or about 14 years with a production rate Town of period Atikokan Town Fort Frances individuals Public comment will- be considered. Interested the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies Fax: 613-948-9172 of approximately 50,000 tonnes per day. It is located approximately 23 Waverley Resource orOffice groups are invitedLibrary to send theirLibrary comments, in the official the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures PFP.PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca kilometres northeast from the Town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario, 120285 Marks Street 601 Reid Avenue RedofRiver Road language their choice to: to address those effects, in support of sustainable near Marmion Lake. Atikokan, Fort Frances, ON ThunderON Bay, ON development. Atikokan Public Library Brodie Resource Library Hammond Reef Gold Mine Project The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal This public comment period is from August 16 to September 22, 2011. The Project and Location Civic Centre 216 S. Brodie Street Canadian Environmental Agency environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental All comments received duringAssessment the comment period will be considered. Osisko Hammond Reef Gold Ltd. proposes to develop an (behind the PostManager Office) Thunder Bay, ON Amy Liu, Project effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in Interested individuals or groups are invited to send their comments, in the open-pit gold mine that is expected to operate for about 14 ON 55Atikokan, St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907 support of sustainable development. official language of their choice to: years with a production rate of approximately 50,000 tonnes Waverley Resource Library Toronto ON M4T 1M2 per day. It is located approximately 23 kilometres northeast Hammond Reef Gold Mine Project 285 Red River Road Telephone: 416-952-1576 from the Town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario, near Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Thunder Bay, ON Fax: 416-952-1573 Marmion Lake. Amy Liu, Project Manager HammondReef@ceaa-acee.gc.ca This is from August 16 to 55public St. Claircomment Avenue East,period Suite 907 September The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers Toronto ON22, M4T2011. 1M2 All comments received during the comment period will be considered. Interested individuals Telephone: 416-952-1576 the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies or groups are invitedHammondReef@ceaa-acee.gc.ca to send their comments, in the official Fax: 416-952-1573 the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures language of their choice to: to address those effects, in support of sustainable development. Hammond Reef Gold Mine Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Amy Liu, Project Manager 55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 907 Toronto ON M4T 1M2 Telephone: 416-952-1576 Fax: 416-952-1573 HammondReef@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Health Careers Grant Program

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is pleased once again, to announce a funding initiative for NAN communities and/or affliated organizations who may receive up to $5,000 to develop and implement Health Careers promotional activities! Examples of Health Career promotional activities which will be supported under this grant program include: Health Career Fairs, Health Career Workshops, Student Essay Writing Contests, and Role Model Presentations Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to apply for the Health Careers grant, you/your community/group must: • Be a member of NAN and have the support of community administration (i.e. Chief & Council, Education department, health department.); OR WAWATAY NEWS • Be an organization affiliated with NAN; AND Date Completed: • Take the primary responsibility for planning and offering a Health Careers event/experience to July 28, 2011 be completed by Friday, March 2, 2012; Size: • Commit to fulfilling the project by having an authorized representative of the community or 2 COL x 70 AGATES organization sign a Letter of Agreement with NAN. Completed by: • Submit a final report of the project within two (2) weeks of project completion; Matthew Bradley 20110804 SLMHC Notice English ID: August 2, 2011 2:55 PM

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Thank you for your cooperation. ~ Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre

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Deadline for Applications: Friday September 30, 2011

How to Apply: Applications are now available at: http://ahhri.nan.on.ca OR contact Dave Pierce, AHHRI Coordinator toll free at 1-800-465-9952, directly at (807) 625-4955 or by email at dpierce@nan.on.ca.

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