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Vol. 40 No. 31

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August 8, 2013 Northern Ontario’s First Nation Voice since 1974

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Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit points to his grandfather’s signature on the original 1905 Treaty. It has been nearly 108 years since the actual Treaty 9 was in Moose Factory. The historical parchment returned to the territory of the Mushkegowuk of the James Bay coast last week. For more on the Treaty and the James Bay Treaty – Treaty No. 9 Conference see pages 6 and 7.

ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᐅᐸᑭᑎᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᑭᐣᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᒪᒥᔑᑫᒧᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲ ᑲᐱᒥᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᓫᐁᓂ ᑲᕑᐱᐣᑐᕑ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ

ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᓇᓂᐊᐧᑭᐸᐣ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑭᔐᒋᐊᐧᓄᐠ 1987 ᑲᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ, ᑲᑭᒋᐦᐊᐃᐧᐡᑲᒪᑫᐨ ᒉᒥᐢ ᐁᐧᐢᓫᐃ ᐊᑕᐊᐧᐱᐢᑲᐟ ᐁᐅᐣᒋᐨ ᑭᑭᐁᐧ ᑲᓄᑫ ᑲᑭᐃᑭᑐᓂᐸᐣ ᐯᔑᐠ ᓇᐯᐊᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐊᐸᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐊᐱ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᑭᐱ ᓇᓇᑭᐡᑲᐧᐊᐧᐊᑯᐸᓀᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐣ 1095 ᑲᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᓂᐠ. "ᐁᐣᑕᓂ ᕑᐅᐱᐣ ᑭᐃᓇᒋᒧ ᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑭᐊᐱᑯᐸᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᐊᐧᐸᐣᑫ ᐁᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒧᐧᐊᐨ ᑭᒋᑫᑯᓇᐣ,” ᐁᐧᐢᓯᓫᐃ ᑭᐃᓇᒋᒪ ᐁᑭᐃᓇᑐᑕᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐊᐱ. “ᑭᐊᔭᐸᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭ ᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᔭᓂ ᐅᓇᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᐸᐣ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐅᓄᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐊᐧᓂᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ. ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐯᔑᑲᐧ ᑲᑭᔑᑲᐠ ᑕᐃᓯᓭ ᒋᒥᑭᑲᑌᑭᐣ." ᐊᐃᓇᓀᐃᐧᐊᐦᑭ ᑲᐊᓂᐃᓯᓭᐠ, ᐅᑯᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᓂᐦᓯᐣ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐊᐧ ᑭᔭᓂᒥᑭᑲᑌᓂᐊᐧᐣ, ᐁᑭᑌᐯᐧᓭᓂᐠ ᑭᒋᐦᐊᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ: ᐅᑯᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᐡ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᑭᒧᒋ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᑯᐸᓀᐣ ᐅᑭᑎᑐᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᓇᑫ ᒋᐱᒥᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᐅᓄᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑕᐡ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᒥᑭᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᐅᑲᐃᓇᐸᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᐃᐧᑎᐸᑯᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓇᑕ

ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᐣ. ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᓇᑯᓂᑎᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᓴᑭᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 4 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐨ ᐅᑭᐃᓇᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐅᒋᒥᓂᑕᐧ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐃᒪ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᑲᐡᑲᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᒋᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᓀᐱᒋᑭᐡᑭᓇᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒧᔕᑭᓂᑫᐃᐧ ᑎᐯᓂᒥᑎᓱᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᐃᐁᐧᓂ ᑲᑕᐃᐧᓇᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᑭᒪᐠ ᒋᔭᓂ ᑕᓇᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᐅᑕᑭᒥᐊᐧᐠ. ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᑭᐊᓂᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᒪᒥᔑᑫᒧᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐊᐧ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᒧᒋᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᑭᑯᐱᐨ ᐁᐱᒥᓭᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑲ ᐃᐧᑲ ᒋᐃᐡᑲᐧᓭᓂᐠ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑫᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐊᔓᑕᒪᑯᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᐊᐧᓂᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ, ᐅᓇᓇᑕᐁᐧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐸᑭᑕᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑭᒋᓀᑕᑲᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᐧᐁᓂ ᒋᐃᓇᑕᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᐅᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂ. ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑕᐡ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑫ ᑕᓂᔭᐣ ᒪᐠᒪᕑᑎᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᓂᑲᓱᐨ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᒪ ᑲᑭᒧᒋ ᐃᐧᐣᑕᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᑕᔓᑕᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ 1905 ᑲᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᐃᓇᔓᑕᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᓇᓇᑕᐁᐧᐣᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐸᑭᑕᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲ ᒋᑭᐸᑯᐡᑲᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᐧ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᑲᑭᐃᑭᑐᐨ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐢᑕᐣ ᓫᐅᑎᐟ, ᐅᑯᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ

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ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᓇᑯᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐸᑭᑕᔓᐊᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᑭᒥᐊᐧ. “ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᓂᒐᒋᑫᐣᑕᒥᐦᐃᑯᒥᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ,” ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᒉᒥᐢ ᐯ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᑕᔑᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒧᐢ ᐸᐠᑐᕑᐃ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑭᔑᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 30. “ᐊᔕ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐁᓂᒧᑭᒪᑲᐠ ᒪᔭᑦ ᑲᑭᐃᓇᔓᐊᐧᓄᐊᐧᑭᐸᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᐣ ᒪᔭᑦ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᓂᓯᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᑯᐸᓀᐣ ᑭᑕᓂᑫ ᒥᔓᒥᓇᓂᐠ.” ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᐱ ᑲᓇᑕ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᑲᑭᐊᓂ ᐅᓇᓯᓇᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᒣᑲᐧᐨ 1903, ᑭᐃᔑᐅᓀᒋᑲᑌᑯᐸᐣ ᒋᑲᐧᑫᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᐠ “ᒋᑭᐡᑭᓇᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑕᑭᒥᐊᐧ” ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᒋᐃᔑ ᐊᐣᒋ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑎᐱᓇᐁᐧᐃᐧᓯᐨ ᐊᐦᑭᓂ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᓫᐅᑎᐟ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐃᑭᑐᒪᑲᐣ ᐃᒪ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ “ᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑕᔭᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᓯᐊᐃᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᓇᓇᑕᐁᐧᐣᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ, ᒋᐊᐧᓂᐦᐃᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐸᑭᑕᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᐃᒪ ᑲᑭ ᐸᑭᑕᔓᐊᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᑭᐊᐧ…” ᐯᔑᑲᐧᐣ ᑕᐡ ᐃᒪ ᐸᑫᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᓇᐸᒋᑕᑲᐧᐣ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᓫᐅᑎᐟ. ᐃᒪ ᐸᑫᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᑭᐊᓂᓇᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌ: “ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑕ ᐅᐣᒋᐱᒥ ᐊᔭᑲᐃᐧᐃᓯᓭᐠ ᐃᒪ ᐃᐧᐅᐣᒋᑲᑫᐧ ᑌᐱᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᑕᐃᐧᓂᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ, ᒋᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ, ᒪᓇᑎᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᒥᐡᑯᑐᓇᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᑕᔑᐃᔑᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ.” ᒥᑕᐡ ᐁᓂᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐃᑭᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᓇᑕ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᐠ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐅᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧ,

ᓫᐅᑎᐟ ᐃᑭᑐ, ᐅᐁᐧ ᐸᑫᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐃᓂᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᐱᑯ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᒋᐅᓇᔓᐊᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐊᓂᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑕᑭᒥᐊᐧᐠ. ᔕᑯᐨ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᓫᐅᑎᐟ, ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᓇᑌᐠ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ - ᑲᐃᐧᓂᐣ ᐁᑕ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐸᑫᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ _- ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᑐᓂ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᓂᓯᑐᑕᒧᓂᑕᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ. ᐅᒪᒥᔑᑫᒧᓂᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᐊᐸᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐱᐢᑭᑕᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ 35 ᑭᒋᐅᓇᔓᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ (1982), ᐃᒪ “ᑲᑭᒧᒋᐃᑭᑐᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᐣᒋᑕᑯᐱᑌ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᔓᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᓇᑕᒪᑫᐨ.” ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᐸᑭᓇᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᐃᐧᓀᐡᑭᑫᐊᐧᐨ, ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐢᑕᐣ ᓫᐅᑎᐟ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᑯ ᐁᑕ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐃᓇᑯᓇᓯᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᓂᑲᐣ ᒋᐃᔑᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᑲᐠ, ᑲᔦ ᑕᐡ ᐃᑯ ᒋᐱᐦᐊᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᑯᐊᐧᐨ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐃᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᑭᐊᓄᒋ ᑐᑕᒪᓱᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᑲᐊᓂ ᐱᒥ ᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᑎᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐱ ᐅᑕᓄᑭ ᑲᐱᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᐁᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒪᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᑕᑭᒥᐠ. “ᑲᐃᐧᓂᐣ ᐃᑯ ᐁᑕ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᑲᐊᓂᒧᒪᑲᐧ, ᑲᑭᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᑕᒪᐣ,” ᑭᐃᑭᑐ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᓇᑐᑕᒪᐨ ᐅᓇᔓᐁᐧᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᑐᕑ ᐊᕑᒋᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᐃᔑᓂᑲᓱ ᐁᐅᒋᐨ ᑕᑲᐧ ᑕᑲᒪᐤ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ. ᓂᔑᐣ

ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᓂ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᑭ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑ ᓇᓇᑕᐊᐧᓯᓂᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᔭᑦ ᐃᒪ ᐊᕑᒋᐸᐧᓫᐟ ᐅᐊᐧᓂᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᐅᑕᑕᒪᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋᐊᓂᑫ ᓇᑲᑕᒪᑯᐸᐣ. ᑕᑲᐧ ᑕᑲᒪᐤ, ᓂᐢᑕᑦ ᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐸᐣ ᓂᔪ ᐳᐢᐟ, ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᒣᑲᐧᐨ 1905 ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᒪᐠᒪᕑᑎᐣ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐊᐧᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᐁᔑᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐨ. ᐅᓄᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᓂᔑᐣ ᐅᓄᑕᓯᓂᐁᐧᐠ Northern Shield Resources, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ Lake Shore Gold - ᒥᐅᑯ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑫᓇᑕᒪᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᑎᐸᑯᓂᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᓫᐅᑎᐟ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᐊᕑᒋᐸᐧᓫᐟ ᐅᑎᓯᓭᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋᐅᓀᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᒋᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᐸᑕᐦᐃᐊᐧᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᐸᔭᑌᓇᑲᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᑐᑕᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓄᑕᓯᓂᐁᐧ ᑲᑦᐸᓂᐠ ᑲᐱᑕᓇᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑕᑭᒥᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᒪ ᒋᕑᐃᑎ 9 ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᐊᑯᓇᐠ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᑎᐸᑯᓂᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑭᔑᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 4, ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᑕᐃᐧᓇᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄ ᑯᑕᐧᓱᒥᑕᓇ ᑭᔑᑲ ᒋᐅᓀᐣᑕᐠ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᐃᔑᓇᑫᐧᐊᐧᔑᑕᒪᓱᐨ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᐠ ᐅᑲᐊᓂ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᒪᒋᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᐊᑭᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᒪᒥᔑᑫᒧᐃᐧᐣ. ᑲᐧᕑᐃ ᐊᐧᐣᓫᐁᐢ, ᑎᐸᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧ ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫ ᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᓄᑭᐨ ᑭᓫᐃᐱᐣᐢᑕᔾᐣᐢ ᐅᑕᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐠ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐱ ᑭᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ, ᓂᔭᓄᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᑕᐱᒥᑭᑲᑌ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑫᔭᓂᑭᔑ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ.

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ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑲᓄᓇᑕᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᒋᒪᒋᓴᐦᐃᑯᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐸᐟᒋᕑᐃᐠ ᒪᑕᐦᐱ ᐃᑭᑐ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᒥᓂᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐅᓴᑦ ᐸᑭ ᐁᒥᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐅᑕ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᐸᑎᓯᐨ᙮ ᐊᑎᑲ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᒥᑫᐧᐨ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᔑᓭᓂ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐦᐊ ᐱᐣᒋᑎᐊᐧᐸᐠ ᓴᑭᐣᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ (Rocky Bay First Nation) $4781.00 ᐅᒋᓄᑕᒥᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᐊᐱᒋᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐊᐱᓴᓫᐊ ᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᐃᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒥᓴᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᔭ ᐯᔑᑲᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔭᐱᒋᒐᐨ᙮ ᐯᔑᑲᐧᐣ ᐊᓇ ᐃᔑᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐯᔑᑲᐧᐣ ᐊᓇ ᑕᓯᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐠ ᑲᐃᔕᓂᐨ᙮

Anishinabek funding gap causing problems

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WAWATAY NEWS ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᐊᑕᐁᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᓂ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑫᐣᓇᐧᕑᐊ ᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑫᐣᓇᐧᕑᐊ ᐸᐠᑎᕑᐃᐢᔑᔭ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ (KPDSB) ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐯᔑᐠ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐊᐧ ᐁᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓭᐱᐣ ᒉᐣᓄᕑᐁᔑᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᐸᑎᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᓴᑭᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 26 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓯᐨ᙮ ᐁᐧᐣ ᓯᒣᕑ ᑲᐅᒋᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᐠ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓭᐱᐣ ᒉᐣᓄᕑᐁᔑᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐠ ᐃᑭᑐ ᓇᓇᑐᐠ ᐁᑭᐃᔑᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑐᑲᐣ ᐁᑭᓇᓇᑯᒧᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ, ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐁᑭᐊᔭᒥᐊᐧᐨ, ᐊᔭᒥᐁᐧᐁᑭᐣ ᐁᑭᐃᐡᐸᐱᑫᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓇᑯᒧᐁᐧᐃᐧ ᐯᐸᓄᐣ ᐁᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓭᐱᐣ ᒉᐣᓄᕑᐁᔑᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᑕᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᑯ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᒋᐊᐧᐁᐧᑕᐦᐃᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᓴᐣ ᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᐊᐦᐃᐣ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᐃᐧᐊᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᑲᐃᐡᑯᓭᓂᑭᐣ᙮

ᐁᑲᐧ 200 ᒪᒪᐤ ᑕᑕᓯᓄᐣ ᐸᑭᑭᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐯᔑᐠ ᑐᕑᐊᑊ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑲᓀᓴᐣ ᐁᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᑕᒪᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᒥᑭᓱᐱᓯᑦ 2014 ᐊᑭᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᔭ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᑕᐸᑭᑌᓂᑲᑌ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐊᑕᐊᐧᐱᐢᑲᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐅᒋᔓᓂᔭᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᐊᑕᐊᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑕᐃᔑᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᔕᓇᐣ ᐅᐸᑯᓭᓂᒧᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐯᔑᐠ ᑐᕑᐊᑊ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑲᓀᓴᐣ ᑲᐃᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓇᓇᑲ ᑲᑕᓱᐊᑭᐃᐧᓀᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑲᑭᐅᑕᐱᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᐅᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑫᐠ ᐅᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᑲᐊᐧᐸᑕᓇᐊᐧ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᔭᒥᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑕᐊᑭᑕᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᓯᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᑕᐊᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᐊᑕᐊᐧᑲᓂᐊᐧᓄᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ᙮ ᒉᒥᐢ ᐁᐧᕑᐃ ᑲᐅᒋᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᑕᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᒪᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑭᒋᒥᓀᐧᐣᑕᑦ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑲᓀᓴᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐊᐱ ᐅᑕ ᑲᑭᐃᐡᑲᐧᐃᔕᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒐᐸᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᑭᒋᐃᔑᐁᐧᐸᑭᐸᐣ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ 2011 ᑲᐊᑭᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓇᑫᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐊᑕᐊᐧᐱᐢᑲᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᓇᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑭᐸᐣ ᑭᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ᙮

Comics for education to be launched in Attawapiskat

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that not enough funding is being provided by the federal government for First Nations education. For example, provincial funding allocations from 2010 show that the school in Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishnaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation) received $4,781.00 less funding per student than a school of the same size located in Upsala that is provincially funded. The schools are located in the same area and had the same amount of students. Page 3

A 200-page comic book called One Tribe Anthology will be launched in March 2014 in accordance with the opening of a new elementary school in Attawapiskat First Nation. All proceeds of the book will be donated to Shannen’s Dream. The One Tribe Anthology, an all-ages publication, contains comics from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists. It will be distributed free-of-charge to schools and libraries across Canada. It will also be available for sale in bookstores nation-wide. Page 12

ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᒥᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᐊᐦᐃ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᒋᑦ ᑲᐊᐃᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ

ᐯᐢ ᐱᓫᐊᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᔦᒥᐁᐁᐧᑭᐣ ᐅᑭᐊᑯᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᓂᒥᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ

ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ $243,400 ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᑕᒥᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑕᐅᒋᓭᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑐᕑᐃᓫᓫᐃᔭᑦ ᔓᓂᔭᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐸᑯᓭᐣᑕᑯᓯ 24 ᑕᓱᐱᓯᑦ (ᓂᔓᔭᑭ) ᒋᐱᒥᐊᐸᒋᔭᐨ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᒋᑦ ᑲᐊᐃᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑲᐃᐧᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᒋᑦ ᑲᐊᐃᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐊᑎᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒥᒋᑦ ᑲᐊᐃᓇᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᑕᓱ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᓇᐅᑕᐃᐧᐣ 49 ᐁᑕᓯᑭᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑲᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ᙮ ᒥᑕᓱ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑭᔭᐱᐨ ᑕᐅᓂᓂᑲᑌᐊᐧᓄᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᑕᑎᐸᒋᒧᐊᐧᐨ, ᒋᐊᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑲᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᑲᐃᔑᑲᑌᐳᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ, ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᓇᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒥᒋᑦ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᓇᓇᑲ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ᙮

ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑭᔑᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐯᐢ ᐱᓫᐊᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒪᐊᐧᑐᐡᑲᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᓂᒥᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᐁᑭ ᐊᑯᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐡᑭ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧ ᐁᔦᒥᐁᐁᐧᑭᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐸᑲᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᐅᑭᑭᐃᐧᑕᒥᑯᐊᐧᐣ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᑫᓂᐨ᙮ ᔕᐧᐣ ᐊᐟᓫᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐃᐢᑕᐣ ᐯᕑᑎ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑭᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᑫᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᓂᒥᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐡᑲᐧᔭᐨ ᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌ ᐊᐱ ᐅᑕ ᐯᔑᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲ ᓇᓇᑲ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᑐᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ᙮ ᐅᓂᑲᒧᐠ ᔓᔭᐣ ᐦᐊᐸᐧᕑᑲ ᐁᑲᐧ ᔑᐸᐢᑎᐠ ᑭᓂᑲᒥᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐧᐟ ᒉᐣᓄ ᒥᓇ ᕑᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᓇᐢᐟᑭ ᑭᐊᐧᐃᐧᔭᑌᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐯᐢ ᐱᓫᐊᐟ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐁᐢᐠᐁᐱᔪ ᑕᐧᑦᓴᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑭᒋᓀᓂᒪᐨ ᐅᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᒪᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐯᐢ ᐱᓫᐊᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᓂᐨ᙮

NAN receives Trillium grant for food strategy Nishnawbe Aski Nation will be receiving a $243,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to be used over the next 24 months for the NAN Food Strategy. The grant for the NAN Food Strategy will support the development and implementation of community-based food plans in 10 of NAN’s 49 communities. The 10 communities have yet to be identified. One new initiative will allow NAN communities to share stories, best practices, recipes, canning tips and more with each other. Page 3

First Nation Education Institute buys school in Kenora Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) signed over Lakewood School in Kenora to Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) on June 26. Wayne Zimmer, director of apprenticeship programs at SGEI, said they had a celebration that included a traditional ceremony, public speakers, a flag raising and the signing of official documents to commemorate the event. According to a SGEI there will be a major reconstruction plan to convert the school to offices and multi-purpose spaces for leasing to other organizations. Page 14

ᑲᐧᒥᐠ ᒪᓯᓂᐱᐦᐃᑲᓀᓴᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐃᓇᐸᑕᑭᐣ ᑕᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐊᐧᓄᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐊᑕᐊᐧᐱᐢᑲᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ

Pays Plat unfurls new flag during pow wow

On July 27, members of Pays Plat First Nation gathered at their annual powwow for the unveiling of the community’s new flag – with a few special visitors showing up for the reveal. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy were both on hand to celebrate the new flag. The powwow was the conclusion of Traditional Week full of various activities for the community. There were also performances by musicians Shy-Anne Havorka and Shibastik, and comedy by Todd Genno and Ron Kanutski. In a statement Pays Plat Chief Xavier Thompson said that he was extremely proud of the people of Pays Plat. Page 9

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Mushkegowuk launches lawsuit on Treaty promises Ontario Treaty commissioner diary key evidence in supporting Elders’ claims Lenny Carpenter Wawatay News During a conference on Treaty 9 held in Kashechewan First Nation in 1987, respected Elder James Wesley of Attawapiskat recalled words of a man who was present when treaty commissioners met with First Nations in 1905. “Henry Reuben says he was sitting there and saw them writing the important things,” Wesley is quoted as saying at the time. “There was someone there that did the writing. So this is what is lost. Maybe one day it will show up.” Eight years later, the diaries of the three commissioners were discovered and, according to Mushkegowuk Council, verify what Elders have been saying all along: the commissioners made oral promises that are

not reflected in the treaty. The diaries serve as the key piece of evidence in a lawsuit being launched by Mushkegowuk against the Ontario and Canadian government. A statement of claim sent to the Ontario Superior Court on July 4 by Mushkegowuk Council asserts that the governments of Ontario and Canada have “no power or right under Treaty 9 to unilaterally restrict or extinguish” the harvesting rights of the Mushkegowuk people by authorizing resource companies to develop on their traditional territory. The claim states that the “oral assurances of continued and undiminished” trapping, hunting and fish rights made by the treaty commissioners were “critical” to First Nations deciding to agree to sign Treaty 9. The diary of Ontario treaty commissioner Daniel G. Mac-

Martin made several references that oral promises were made in 1905, in which the First Nations who signed “were allowed of as of yore to hunt and fish as they pleased.” According to Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit, this means the First Nations who signed never agreed to “give up the land.” “We’re excited about this,” he said at the James Bay Treaty – Treaty No. 9 Conference in Moose Factory on July 30. “This evidence is coming about, in terms of how the treaty was really presented, and how the treaty was really understood by our forefathers.” When the Dominion of Canada and Ontario began drafting Treaty 9 in 1903, the intent was to secure the “extinguishment of the Indian title of lands” and transfer it to the Crown, said Louttit.

NAN receives healthy provincial grant Georgia Wilkins Wawatay News Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s strategy for improving food initiatives across the region will receive a considerable grant from Ontario’s Trillium Foundation. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will receive a $243,400 grant from the Foundation to be used over the next 24 months to continue expanding the NAN Food Strategy. The grant for the NAN Food Strategy will support the development and implementation of communitybased food plans in 10 of NAN’s 49 communities. The 10 communities have been identified, but will be selected through self-identification and an expression of readiness. Wendy Trylinski, NAN’s public health education manager, is excited about

the recently announced grant and how it will allow NAN communities to feel empowered while further developing food strategies. “We’re glad that Trillium is funding these kinds of initiatives that mobilize communities and allow them to take action,” Trylinski said. One new initiative that will be implemented will allow NAN communities to share stories, best practices, recipes, canning tips and more with one other. “How do we network? How do we connect and share?” said Trylinski. “This grant will allow us to develop the NAN Food Web Portal and a mobile app.” In addition to the online projects, the grant will enhance training opportunities for NAN Food Strategy Advisory Group members who would lead communities in building the capacity to develop local and sustainable food systems.

And while it is written in the Treaty that the First Nations have the “right to pursue their usual vocations of hunting, trapping and fishing throughout the tract (of land) surrendered…” the same clause seems to contradict itself, said Louttit. The clause concludes: “excepting such tracts as may be required or taken up from time to time for settlement, mining, lumbering, trading or other purposes.” From the federal and provincial governments’ point of view, Louttit said, the clause gives them the legal authority to allow resource development on First Nations’ traditional territory. However, Louttit said, the entire Treaty – let alone the clause – was not properly explained to the First Nations when it was signed. The claim cites Section 35

of the Constitution Act (1982), where “oral treaty promises are legally binding terms of the Treaty.” If the court rules in Mushkegowuk’s favour, Grand Chief Stan Louttit said it could not only force the government and resource companies to “consult” with First Nations, but to have their consent. This would allow communities to gain leverage in any negotiations and benefit substantially from any development on their territory. “And not only for Mushkegowuk, but all Treaty 9 communities,” he said. The plaintiff of the lawsuit is Peter Archibald of Taykwa Tagamou First Nation. Two mining companies have staked claims that overlap with Archibald’s traditional trapline, which he inherited from his father. Taykwa Tagamou, formerly known as New Post, signed

Treaty 9 in 1905 and MacMartin’s diary references oral promises made at that time. The two mining companies – Northern Shield Resources, and Lake Shore Gold – are also defendants in the suit. Louttit said Archibald’s example was chosen because it was a “clearcut” example of mining companies infringing on the traditional territory of a Treaty 9 community. Since Mushkegowuk issued the statement of claim on July 4, the government has 60 days to file a statement of defense. From there, Mushkegowuk can file the formal documents to begin the lawsuit. Cory Wanless, an attorney with Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors, said once the process begins, it could take “five years or more” until a verdict is reached.

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Examples of initiatives that may be started include Good Food boxes, a farmer’s market modeled similarly to Fort Albany’s, the creation of charters to ban unhealthy foods and drinks, such as energy drinks, and possibly the start-up of a trade system. “The possibilities are endless when you start connecting people,” Trylinski said explaining that these initiatives could bloom into something much bigger if communities show interest. The use of the funds is going to be decided on by community members. Communities have already defined the six pillars of the NAN Food Strategy; traditional practices, imported foods, local production, nutrition practice, planning, policy and advocacy and research and knowledge transfer.

Education funding gap needs to close declares Grand Council Chief Georgia Wilkins Wawatay News Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that not enough federal funding is being provided for First Nations education. For example, provincial funding allocations from 2010 show that the school in Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishnaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation) received $4781.00 less funding per student than a school of the same size located in the municipality of Upsala that is provincially funded. The schools are located in the same area and had the same amount of students. Anishinabek Nation would like to see the gap in education funding close. However, the gap was not addressed when the federal government recently presented its fiscal funding offer. In a press release from Anishinabek Nation, Madahbee expressed a need for equality

within Canada’s education system. “Canada’s fiscal offer does not address the long standing gap in band operated education funding which currently stands at about $11 million,” Madahbee said. “Our schools are already struggling with the lack of financial resources. We’re looking for comparable funding to the provincial school system. No matter where a school is situated, the school should receive the same education funding.” Madahbee goes on to explain that less funding for First Nations education will create a gap in learning, thus preventing educational advancement. “The gap in education funding will perpetuate the gap in learning,” said Madahbee. “The government’s own statistics consistently show the First Nations students do not advance in school as far as other Canadian children. Lack of funding is a major reason why.” Additional funding is

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee needed to finance the Anishinabek Education System, which is “holistically rooted in community involvement, Anishnaabe identity, and meaningful First Nations curriculum.” Once implemented, the system is said to be able to provide educational success for First Nations children and youth. For the last 18 years, Anishinabek Nation has been negotiating the Anishinabek Education System agreement with Canada.

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Investing in our future Xavier Kataquapit UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY

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f First Nations across this country are going to change for the better, it will be as a result of the efforts of our young people. They will become our leaders, our teachers, our bureaucrats, our medical people and our community builders. The attention, opportunities and education and training that we provide to these young Native people now will pay off for everyone in the future. I have seen the result of taking the time and making the effort to focus on the betterment of First Nation youth. For many years now, I have been attending the Wabun Youth Gathering near Matachewan First Nation at the Ecolodge in Elk Lake, Ontario. I have come to know many of the Wabun young people who have participated in this gathering for seven years now. I have seen so many of them grow by learning skills and tools passed on to them in traditional and cultural based workshops and teachings. I have seen the communities of Wabun Tribal Council, through the directions of the chiefs, provide a camp-like retreat where these First Nation youth have a safe, supportive, caring and positive environment to learn the necessary survival skills they need. Renowned Aboriginal facilitators from all over North America have featured workshops and training sessions to assist young people with critical education and information about issues such as: suicide prevention, alcohol and drug abuse, family and personal violence as well as dealing with bullying. I have experienced first hand the changes that have taken place in many of the young people who have participated in these youth gatherings over the years. When I first met Samuel Kloetstra, of Mattagami First Nation, at an early gathering, I noticed that he was a bright, intelligent and sensitive boy. He was also very shy and introverted. Over the years I have seen him grow to the point where he has become a chaperone for younger people and a role model. In fact, he was invited by the province to sit on the Ontario Minister’s Student Advisory Council. He is finding himself as a strong First Nation man. I know he is thankful for the efforts of the Wabun Chiefs and staff for assisting him with traditional and cultural teachings. I am so happy and proud for him. Jaimee Roy, a First Nation woman from Matachewan First Nation is someone who has graduated from the Wabun Youth Gathering process. When

I first met her, she was extremely shy but today she is a strong, confident and capable person. She has graduated with a college degree in the social sciences and will be taking a university program this year. Jaimee, Samuel and all of the other fine Wabun Youth who have attended these gatherings will tell you that they are thankful to some key people for the opportunities they received. People like Jean Lemieux, Wabun’s Health Director, who responded to the wishes of the late Elder Thomas Saunders to provide a gathering where First Nation youth could receive traditional and cultural teachings. She kept her promise to Elder Saunders, of Brunswick House First Nation, to do her best to produce the means and venue where Wabun Youth could receive the skills and tools they need to survive. She did this in part by turning to Mike Archer, Crisis Coordinator for Wabun Health Services, with a request that he would create and manage an annual Wabun Youth Gathering. Archer, a burly man with an enormous heart, has managed to gain the trust of Wabun First Nation youth over the years and he has produced one of the country’s foremost Aboriginal teaching and healing gatherings. Archer has succeeded in bringing together some of the best Aboriginal minds from across North America to work with First Nation youth on critical and important issues. He has created an environment where the facilitators work with chaperones from the First Nations, chiefs and Elders to create a safe and supportive climate for young people to speak out and to learn. I have had lots of bad experiences in terms of dealing with tragedies in our First Nations. I have lost family members and friends to alcohol, drugs, violence and suicide. For a long time, I felt that nothing was being done or could be done to help our young people. Life for First Nations and in particular in remote First Nations is very difficult and seemingly hopeless. My experience with the Wabun Youth Gathering has given me a new hope for the future. It also has made me realize that nothing will change for the better unless people step up to dedicate themselves to producing mechanisms that will help our young people. The Wabun Youth Gathering is a template that I would like to see picked up by tribal councils and First Nation organizations right across Canada. I just wish we had more people like Jean Lemieux and Mike Archer to dedicate their time, energy and skills to our most precious resource - our First Nation youth. We need to move on and out of the hurt, dysfunction and negativity our youth are living with. We need to give our youth the skills and knowledge to survive in a difficult and rapidly changing world.

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Ontario: The ‘have not’ province Peter Andre Globensky GUEST COLUMNIST

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here is considerable evidence to indicate that the reckless and hell-bent-for-leather policy of developing the Alberta tar sands at all costs has been, in fact, quite costly. Not only to First Nations communities in northern Alberta who live “downstream” from the goo and the guck and the ravaged natural environment, but to the economy of the country – particularly to the economy of Ontario. The rise in the value of the Canadian petro-dollar, fuelled by escalating oil prices, has made Canadian exports much more expensive for foreign buyers to purchase. The result: a too-rapid decline in Ontario’s manufacturing sector and an attendant decrease in commercial and industrial taxes have helped reduce Ontario to a “have not” province. It is now a recipient of transfer payments from the federal government when once it was a contributor of those payments to other provinces. At one time not so long ago, Ontario had a well-earned reputation for

in treaty negotiations and dispute resolution and an authority on the growing and hard-won legal clout of First Nations in the resource sector perhaps said it best in his 2011 book Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources: “It is abundantly clear that Ontario has paid a very high price for its mishandling of its most important relationship. . . . Native anger. . . is regularly stoked by the systematic political and bureaucratic incompetence that pervades Queen’s Park. Native anger continues to be the defining feature of the crown / native relationship. Until. . . this is rectified, Ontario will remain in the grip of its self-made and self-sustained time warp”. The coming and going of a half dozen plus Ministers of Aboriginal Affairs in the Ontario government speaks volumes! Before that volume gets any louder, Ontario would be well advised to focus far greater attention and resources on righting this relationship. Can it afford not to?

playing a leadership role in the Canadian federation – being the mediator between the federal government and the other provinces who always seemed to have squabbling with each other and the feds as a favoured pastime. However, no longer can it claim that high ground. What is even more disturbing, however, is how far Ontario has fallen behind other, more progressive Canadian jurisdictions in recognizing the need for and actively promoting a constructive dialogue around resource development and revenue sharing with First Nation communities. In that way as well, Ontario has become a “have not” province. Successive governments in Ontario simply “have not” got it. They have not been able to connect the dots to realize that the future of resource development in this province must be based not only on sound and constructive consultation policies and practises, but also on a commitment to share in the revenues that those developments will create. We strive to teach our children that our actions have consequences; that we can always learn from our mistakes. Ontario has done neither when it comes to recognizing constitutionally protected Aboriginal rights and

title and sharing in resource development and revenues. At best, Ontario seems to but muddle through these challenges lurching blindly from chaos to crisis, from boil to boil on the body politic and lancing them afterwards with very messy results. Starting decades ago when it sat idly by and watched Dryden Pulp and Paper despoil the English and Wabigoon River systems and destroy the sustenance and livelihood sources of many in White Dog and Grassy Narrows First Nations, to the latest start again/stop again efforts around the Ring of Fire, the list of failed opportunities is both lengthy and distressing. What has Ontario learned from the death of Dudley George and the damning conclusions of the Ipperwash inquiry; the diddling over the Haldimand Tract, the bungling in the Caledonia stand-off around the Douglas Creek Estates development; the terribly ill-advised judicial decision to jail outright the leadership of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug; the Grassy Narrows blockade, the heavy-handed approach to the development and promulgation of the Far North Act? The litany of failure and ineptitude is a long and sorrowful one. Bill Gallagher, a lawyer with expertise

Peter Globensky is a former senior policy advisor on Aboriginal Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister and recently retired as CEO of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment.

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Going provincial another way of feds passing responsibility Re: Treaty #3 Police closure not decided (Wawatay News July 11)

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Mishkeegogamang prayer walkers honour Slate Falls victims Dropped off Erika Loon this morning at 2km off Vermillion River Road to join the walkers. Let us pray for their safety and health as all are so determined despite having the elements, bugs, sore feet, blisters. Pray for good weather. The two Elders Temuis Nate and Jimmy Bottle are supporting these young walkers with their presence. This walk is for healing of the mind, body and soul. The creator will guide them and they will come back as better people. I

am sure a vision will come to them or a sign. Wolves were heard last night which is a good sign that they are being protected. Instead of Dances with Wolves they are Walking with Wolves. Although I was there brief ly, I felt so inspired and so proud of all of them. I know this walk with change them, make them stronger and more positive. Submitted by Barbara Carpenter on August 2

Great to hear the youth are taking the lead on this, kudos to you Vincent! Sorry for your loss. submitted online by Cst. Glenn Smith This is amazing. im so proud of my family. Bruce Kwandibens is my cousin, Ronald Roundhead is my uncle and Vincent is my other cousin too. good job guys. much love and respect. submitted online Way to go Vincent. I am so proud of you bro. See you when you get back. Much love and

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respect . submitted online by Mish_ bandmember Amazing! Prayers to all the families that lost their loved ones and to the walkers who are honouring them! submitted online by Joanne Connor These youth are blazing a trail of healing and wellness for their friends, families and communities! Love ya cuz proud of you and my bro bruce much love and respect. submitted online by Marlene Peace to all of you walkers... take care and god bless you all! submitted online

I wish to correct one statement in your article The officer’s union was certified under federal law the Canada Labour Code and it was the employer who launched the challenge with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. All three police services the PSAC represents have done the same thing. Our First Nations members felt strongly that they should maintain the federal relationship and so the Union is defending that position. Our First Nations members see going provincial would be another way for the federal government to relinquish its responsibility and accountability to First Nations. We see this as a tactic that is used in many areas when First Nations people want to stand up for their rights they have to first spend resources and energy on what jurisdiction to fight for them in. Submitted online

No racism in Moosonee police assault Re: Videos of Moosonee police assault causes outrage (Wawatay News July 26) I am no stranger to racism from the police being a First Nation man myself. We will soon lose our police service in our area and will return to having the OPP in charge of policing our reserves. (Treaty Three!) It has caused me no small amount of worry due to recent events in Canada. What is happening here in this video does not scream racism in any way. Two men were fighting outside the Northern store. The police were called and at some point decided to arrest one of the men. The old woman believed he was being too rough and reached out to the man, she then received a kick to the arm from the police officer arresting the man. There are some holes in the story but here’s the deal: The police officer was fully engaged in arresting a man who was violent only a short time before. Both of his arms were in use and this woman reached out to ‘comfort’ the man. What she was really doing is physically interfering and perhaps obstructing the police in arresting this man. He reacted and physically put distance between himself and her. Why? Because the situation was dangerous. What if she was passing the man a weapon? Or, less likely, he was passing something to her? It doesn’t matter that she was old, or a woman. She involved herself physically in a violent altercation between the police and a citizen. His reaction was not appropriate for sure, but I don’t see racism here. Everyone in the country is to be treated equal under the law. I won’t applaud his actions, but that woman made a terrible decision and it’s tragic. Submitted online

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During the Mushkegowuk Treaty Conference community members performed a reenactment of the events that transpired over 100 years ago at the signing of Treaty 9.

First Nations Chiefs at the conference called it a historical and emotional day because both the original Treaty and the diaries of the treaty commissioners were present for all to see.

Treaty 9 returns to Moose Factory; originally signed 108 years ago Lenny Carpenter Wawatay News

Nearly 108 years after the day the Treaty 9 Treaty was in Moose Factory, the historical parchment returned to the territory of the Mushkegowuk of the James Bay coast. It would also be the first time since that era that the diary of Ontario treaty commissioner Daniel G. MacMartin and the treaty would be under the same roof. Both the treaty and the

diary were in Moose Factory on July 31 and Aug. 1 during the James Bay Treaty – Treaty No. 9 Conference hosted by Mushkegowuk Tribal Council. Moose Cree Chief Norman Hardisty Jr. said it was something to see the treaty and diary back on their traditional territory. “I was a little emotional to see the diaries,� he said. “Certainly there’s a message in there that we agreed to work together, to share our lands and resources, to be able to

able to deal with health issues, housing, shelter and so forth.� Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit said history was being made when the treaty and diary arrived at the conference. And it had a special meaning for both the leaders and treaty members. “Even though we talk about the treaty and we see it on paper and talk about in our meetings, but to see the actual document that my grandfather and other leaders of that era signed during that time, I think

that was very enlightening and emotional,� he said. Louttit said it was emotional as he looked through pages and found the name of his grandfather, Andrew Wesley, who signed in Fort Albany in 1905. “I just couldn’t wait to get to that page where my grandfather put his mark – even though I’ve seen it in copies,� he said. “I looked at his mark, and I could just feel what he must’ve went though and what he thought back in 1905.�

Others were moved to tears as they found their ancestors’ signature. Louttit said they received full cooperation from the Ontario archives and Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs when they proposed bringing the treaty to the conference. “When we initially contacted them, it wasn’t about, ‘no we can’t do it,’ it was about ‘how can we do it,’� Louttit said. Hardisty said to see the treaty was important for the youth. “There was a lot of young

people coming not only into politics but being leaders in other fields,� he said. “They have a lot to learn. Even as leaders today, we have a lot to learn.� Hardisty said to learn the meaning of the treaty as learned from the Elders is important. “I believe it is time that all the parties to the treaty (Ontario and Canada) step up and ensure that what was in the treaty is agreed upon and we move forward,� he said.

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Grand Chief presents historical overview on the ‘real meaning’ behind the promises made in Treaty 9 Lenny Carpenter Wawatay News Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit poses a question about the government’s intent of Treaty 9 to those gathered at the James Bay Treaty – Treaty No. 9 Conference in Moose Factory on July 30. “Was it a trick – or a treaty?” Louttit said. “In my opinion, it was a trick.” Because, he said, the treaty commissioners that travelled to the northern Ontario communities in 1905 “didn’t do things right.” “They didn’t translate it, they didn’t stay for a long time (to discuss the treaty), they didn’t read it word-for-word, they didn’t bring a lawyer for us to understand this legalistic document.” Instead, Louttit said, “They said words that were very good to us, and that at the end of the day we accepted because of those words.” Louttit was giving a presentation on the making of Treaty 9 (also known as the James Bay Treaty), which he titled “The Real Agreement as Orally Agreed to.” The presentation is based on oral history, extensive research by himself and Nipissing University professor John Long (who wrote the book, Treaty No. 9), and consultations. A treaty, Louttt said, is a “formal agreement between two or more nations.” C o r p o r a t i o n s , municipalities, or organizations cannot enter into a treaty, Louttit said. “So that says a lot about our nationhood.” At the beginning of the 20th century, government leaders and officials looked to the untapped resources of northern Ontario. “They wanted our land because they saw things happening in the future,” Louttit said. “They could see ‘Rings of Fire’, they could see ‘Debeers’ – they could see all these things happening a hundred years from now back in 1905.” Since First Nations people occupied the land and thus had title, the purpose of the treaty was “securing an extinguishment of the Indian title to lands.” Louttit said Treaty 9 was pre-written before the treaty commissioners ventured north to obtain signatures. “It took about three or four years, before 1905, before they actually came up to see us…writing out the treaty… making sure the words are to their liking,” he said. By signing the treaty, First Nations would “cede” title of the land. In return, they would be granted reserves, the size of which was based on the formula of one square mile per family of five. Each First Nation member would also receive an annual payment: $8 for the first year, and $4 in perpetuity. “Four dollars was a lot of money back then, I gotta say. You could buy enough supplies for the winter.” One key point in the treaty is what Louttit calls the “taken up” clause. The clause says First Nations have the right to “pursue their usual vocations of hunting, trapping and fishing throughout the tract (of land) surrendered…” However, “excepting such tracts as may be required

or taken up from time to time for settlement, mining, lumbering, trading or other purposes.” Interpreting from the government perspective, Louttit said: “You (First Nations) could use those lands, but if we ever want to do things like Ring of Fire or Debeers or all those kinds of things, we could do it.” In 1905, three commissioners – two from Canada, one from Ontario – ventured out to the north with the James Bay Treaty. They were under “strict orders” not to change any wording of the document. That year, they had treaty signings in Osnaburgh, Fort Hope, Marten Falls, Fort Albany, Moose Factory and New Post. When the commissioners met with First Nations, it was often with a small group of representatives instead of the whole community. The treaty was not translated word for word or fully explained. There was no copy of the treaty left for them to examine. And the commissioners usually only stayed for a day, leaving little time for the First Nations to discuss and fully learn the terms of the treaty. “(The commissioners) just said certain things because they wanted our agreement, so they can go back with that mark,” Louttit said. A small Dominion police force escorted the commissioners, and although it is not documented, Louttit speculated on the impact of their presence. “The commissioners are sitting down talking to the people and the police are standing there behind them – kind of an intimidating presence, don’t you think?” In 1906, treaty commissioners obtained more signatures in Abitibi, Matachewan, Mattagami, Flying Post, New Brunswick House, Long Lake, Missanabie Cree and Chapleau Cree. In 1929 and 1930, adhesions were made in Big Trout Lake, Windigo River, Fort Severn and Winisk. From the First Nations’ perspective, Louttit said, the treaty was a sharing agreement between two nations. The people were poor at the time, and the First Nations agreed to happiness and prosperity when they marked their ‘x’ on the document. “Only one side has lived up to the agreement,” Louttit said, referring to First Nations. “The other side (the government) has yet to do its part.” Many leaders at each signing site had questioned the commissioners on their lands and hunting rights. According to the Elders, Louttit said, the commissioners eased their concerns by stating they could hunt all they want. The treaty commissioners kept diaries during their 1905 trip. Since 1968, the diaries were stored in the Queen’s University archives. Although researchers had accessed the diaries throughout the years, their significance was not discovered until 2010. Louttit called this “the turning point.” In the diary of Ontario commissioner Daniel G. MacMartin, he described in

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The treaty commissioners kept diaries during their 1905 treaty trip which have been archived but it wasn’t until 2010 that their historical and legal significance were recognized by researchers and First Nation leaders. more detail than his federal “concurred in all that had against the federal and provincial government. The counterparts the discussions been said…” To Louttit, this verifies oral claim cites Section 35 of the of the treaty. For each of the six signings promises were made to the Constitution Act (1982), in 1905, he referenced oral First Nations people that are where “oral treaty promises are legally binding terms of promises made to the First not written in the treaty. “Our Elders all along, all the treaty.” Nations that they “could hunt Louttit’s presentation wherever they pleased” and along, have been saying, we never gave up our land,” he included a prophetic quote “hunt and fish as of old.” about the diaries from James He also described how said. “How true they are.” The diaries are the basis (Jeemis) Wesley, a respected the signatories agreed to the terms “as stated” or of a new lawsuit being filed Mushkegowuk Elder, who

was speaking at a treaty conference in 1987. Wesley had spoken to Henry Reuben, who was present at the discussions with the treaty commissioners in 1905. “He was sitting there and saw them writing the important things,” Wesley was quoted as saying. “There was someone there that did the writing. So this is what is lost.” Wesley said it says in the Bible that, “the things that were told darkness will be also told in light…it will be told yet one day.” As Louttit read the quote, he slammed his hand on a table. “That day is here now!” he said. “That day is here because look at this – here are the diaries.” Louttit said he is excited about the diaries and the upcoming lawsuit. “It confirms what our Elders and people have said all along – that we never gave up the land and that’s so true,” he said. “And I’m empowered by that.”

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Anishinabek Nation recognizes CBC reporter for excellence in telling First Nations stories Jody Porter says she is ‘absolutely overwhelmed’ by Debwewin Citation Stephanie Wesley Wawatay News

On August 21, Jody Porter, a CBC journalist in Thunder Bay, will be awarded the Debwewin Citation for excellence in reporting on First Nations issues. Anishinabek News editor and director of communications Maurice Switzer will present Porter with the award at the Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity’s annual Evening of Excellence Awards in Sudbury. In a press release issued by the Union of Ontario Indians, Switzer explained “Debwewin means ‘truth’ in our language.� “These awards celebrate First Nation and other storytellers and journalists in our territory who do outstanding jobs of telling our stories – something mainstream media have not historically done very well,� Switzer said. Porter said that she is “absolutely overwhelmed� about winning the award. She will be the ninth person to receive the citation. “When Maurice Switzer called me to tell me they were going to give me the award this year, I cried,� she said. “It’s such an honour, it is such validation for the stories that I do because they are not always easy stories.�

Porter’s career in journalism started when she was 19-yearsold, at a newspaper in the Northwest Territories. Although there were many First Nations, MĂŠtis, and Inuit people in the area, Porter said that because she came from the south she didn’t really have the background to be a good journalist dealing with their issues. After working in various places across Canada, Porter landed a job at Wawatay News in Sioux Lookout in 1998. “The beautiful thing about working at Wawatay was that people would come into my office and explain to me what things mean, and why things were the way they were, and the First Nations perspective on things,â€? she reflected. Porter said that during her time at Wawatay, her understanding of First Nations people and issues caught up with her journalistic skills. Porter recalled that she wanted to make a difference when she first decided to become a journalist. She is still drawn to stories that she feels may make a difference. “If just one person understands what it’s like to live in KI, or what it’s like to be a mom whose kids have been taken away, or if one other person understands what it’s like to not able to see a doctor

Porter looks forward to receiving her award. It is an award that two of her journalistic heroes, Peter Edwards and Laura Robinson, have won before.

“I don’t think I can say enough what a big deal this is to me, it’s so huge.� -Jody Porter

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Journalist Jody Porter started her career in journalism when she was 19-years-old and said this award is one of her greatest accomplishments. when you need to see a doctor, I think it might matter,� Porter said. As to why she feels it is important to continue reporting stories on First Nations issues, Porter fought back emotions to explain her reasons. “We live in a city, and this is going to be a specific to

Thunder Bay answer, where students coming out to school here from the north have died and we don’t know the answers as to why that’s happening,� Porter said. She explained that informing the people who live in the city on how they can be a part in preventing the deaths from happening is why it is

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important to keep telling the stories. “If the reasons for it happening are the same, if you make the call to the government and they say it’s a provincial responsibility, and the province says it’s a federal responsibility and you heard it a thousand times before, it may feel like it is the same story you have heard again and again but for that one person it’s happening to, it’s not the same, and for that one person who reads the story or hears it and finally gets it, and they realize ‘that’s so unjust!’ that is why you keep doing it,� she said.

“To think I am in their company is huge,� she said. Porter explained that when Switzer told her that it was the late Joyce Atcheson, a friend of Porter’s, who started the ball rolling for her to win the award, it had a “real poignant element to it.� “Joyce was always so good to send an email to say ‘that was a really good story’ or ‘I liked the way you did that.’ You know, the kind of support you need to know you are on the right path,� she said. Porter said that the Debwewin award is a kind of example of Anishinabek Nation doing the same thing. “I think that’s really the way to promote change, to support the things you like and you want to see.� “I don’t think I can say enough what a big deal this is to me, it’s so huge,� Porter said of the Debwewin Citation. “The other thing is that it’s an honour. It’s humbling and it’s a reminder that I have to keep trying as hard.�

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Special guests take part as Pays Plat unfurls new flag Stephanie Wesley Wawatay News

On July 27, members of Pays Plat First Nation gathered at the annual powwow for the unveiling of the community’s new flag – with a few special visitors showing up for the reveal. Assembly of First Nation (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo and Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy were both on hand to celebrate the new flag. The powwow was the conclusion of Traditional Week full of various activities for the community. There were also performances by musicians Shy-Anne Havorka and Shibastik, and comedy by Todd Genno and Ron Kanutski. In a statement, Pays Plat Chief Xavier Thompson said that he was extremely proud of the people of Pays Plat. “I had a dream of a fantastic journey for this year. It started with a dream for a new flag to revive the unity of Pays Plat and to revive the pride for what we have here in our little community,� Thompson said. A contest was open to members of the community to design a new flag, and invitations were sent out to surrounding First Nations communities inviting them to support the new flag by displaying their own flags. Thompson explained that an invitation was also sent to Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn Atleo. While Thompson was at the AFN’s annual general meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, he said it “seemed like all the reps would not make it.� “It seemed bleak,� Thompson said. He decided to make arrangements for each representative to at least send their respective flag to the powwow and hope for the best. “Then the best happened!� Thompson said. “It started

with Regional Chief Stan Beardy showing up.� Northern Superior Chiefs Grand Chief Peter Collins, Mike Eshquega of the Union of Ontario Indians, Gull Bay Chief Wilfred King, Michipicoten Chief Joe Buckell, Rocky Bay Chief Velda Lesparance, and The Ojibways of Pic River Chief Roy Michano also attended to show support for the unveiling of the new flag. Ian Achneepineskum won the flag design contest. “Right after we put up the flags, Shawn Atleo rode in on his motorcycle,� Achneepineskum said. Thompson had a few interactions with Atleo before the powwow. “The very first time I met Shawn Atleo was at the Noongom Powwow in Ottawa around five years ago,� he said. Thompson explained that Atleo also showed up to that powwow on his motorcycle. “I did not let him know I was a Chief, but I did chat with him for a little while. Every time that I met with him after that I always reminded him of our first meeting.� “(Atleo) said that he rarely has a chance to ride his bike, and that when he does ride he runs into me!� Thompson said. Atleo honoured the community by singing a song of his people on the Little Fire Drum. “Pride and honour is what I felt for my community when I saw Regional Chief Stan Beardy and National Chief Shawn Atleo standing in front of the Pays Plat powwow arbor,� said Jacquie Goodchild, a member of Pays Plat. Goodchild is a jingle dress dancer and was participating in the powwow festivities when the Chiefs showed up. “We, at Pays Plat First Nations, diligently try to preserve our culture and language for the future generations,� Goodchild said. “It was such a heartfelt honour to have all those chiefs attend

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and support our community powwow. Miigwech. Miigwech. Miigwech.� “Even considering the setbacks that occurred during the Traditional Week, all the events were successful,� Thompson said. “It was nice seeing everyone with a smile on his or her face. I am proud of all the people who did what they did to make this a successful event.� “I will remember this week for the rest of my life,� Thompson said.

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National Chief Shawn Atleo, left, Pays Plat Chief Xavier Thompson, Pic River’s Eugene Nabigon and Regional Chief Stan Beardy celebrated Pays Plat’s new flag on July 27 during the Robinson Superior community’s annual powwow.

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Surviving the Sixties Scoop Beaverhouse Chief recounts challenges of adapting to original home Lenny Carpenter Wawatay News

As a young child, Marcia Brown Martell was taken from her home in Beaverhouse First Nation, located near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, to be adopted by a non-Native family in southern Ontario. Knowing her heritage, Brown Martell said it was a struggle to be raised by and live among non-Native people, especially when she moved with her foster mother to Texas. “Terribly lonely,” she said about her feelings during those years. “To myself, I was isolated. There weren’t any of my people with me and what I learned about my culture I learned from books.” A week before she was to be taken away, a young lady visited Brown Martell and had her repeat a line over and over. “I must’ve said it well over 100 times a day for a week,” Brown Martell said. “She said, ‘Say this, say this, say it again and again.’” The line that continues to stay with her is: “My name is Sally Susan Mathias and I’m from Kirkland Lake, Ontario. I’m from Beaverhouse.” Sally Susan Mathias, as Brown Martell later learned, is her birth name given to her by her original family. And the young lady who taught her the line is her biological sister, Nancy. After living in Texas for years, Brown Martell’s foster mother took her to the Houston International Airport about a month before her 18th birthday. “I didn’t know why I was there,” Brown Martell recalls. “While I was standing around waiting, I was handed a ticket.

‘Your biological sister Nancy is going to see you in North Bay,’ they said.” Brown Martell did not even know where North Bay was and had not seen her sister for more than 10 years. Brown Martell figured she could find her sister by looking for another “Native lady.” “To my surprise, there were many other Native people there,” Brown Martell said. “I was baffled, let’s say. It was a surprise to see other First Nations people around.” After the crowd dissipated, Brown Martell was approached by her sister, who recognized her physical features as being from the Mathias family. “She looked at me,” Brown Martell said. “She said, ‘I’m Nancy. Are you…’ – I don’t recall if she called me Sally or Marcia.” Brown Martell was brought back to Beaverhouse, where she found it difficult to re-adapt to her home community. “It was quite the struggle to bond with people who you never grew up with,” she said. “For years, I just sat back and I listened. I watched what other people did and listened to how they spoke. I had conversations and things, but I didn’t engage with people in depth for years.” At first, Brown Martel found it strange how people talked to her. She later learned the family was told by officials that Brown Martell was mentally handicapped. “They looked at me and talked to me as though I had limited speaking ability, limited understanding,” she said. “That in itself was a challenge to adapt to, let alone to adapt to a First Nations community.” Another challenge was learn-

ing her first language. Brown Martel said even today she does not speak it with the fluency she would have had she not been adopted. “I never had the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with my grandparents or my parents,” she said, adding that only her father could speak English fairly well. “ And it was my grandmother and mother who had their first language. And I had not been able to and have not been able to (speak to them).” Years later, Brown Martel was learning about the residential school legacy through a local Aboriginal family agency. It was then she first heard of the term, ‘Sixties Scoop.’ “And I said, I think I’m a part of that,” she said. “And I had to deal with that emotionally first and seek out other people about what happened to me.” Brown Martel then asked whether anybody had done anything about it. The answer was no, so she looked for an acknowledgement and compensation from the government over the Sixties Scoop. “If it was wrong to me, it must’ve been wrong to the other thousands of people,” she said. A class action suit was launched in 2008, and Brown Martel was listed as one of the two plaintiffs. The suit was certified as a class action suit but this was overturned by another judge in 2010. Another class suit was relaunched and certified last month. Brown Martel said an Ontario Superior judge would speak on the suit while the Crown will have the opportunity to appeal the certification of the suit.

photo courtesy of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Chief Marcia Brown of Beaverhouse First Nation says her class action suit against the Attorney General of Canada will give the government an opportunity to deal with this First Nations issue in an honourable way. “We’ll see how that comes about,” Brown Martel said. “It would also give them (the Canadian government) an opportunity to deal with First Nations in an honourable way instead of the appeal process.” Brown Martel said she hopes more survivors of the Sixties Scoop will step up and become claimants to the class action suit. But she recognizes it will be hard for some.

“At times I thought I was alone (but) there are so many others,” she said. “As challenging as these next days, next months are going to be, the care that we need to have for each other and surviving members, this will be a healing journey that can only bring us a greater strength.” Brown Martel said she is still on her healing journey, but she has come a long way. She is in

her third year as chief of Beaverhouse, and served on the council before that. “To become the chief of this First Nation under the circumstances that I was taken from this community – I am blessed,” she said. “It is a remarkable series of events that brought me to this place.”

Bimose Tribal Council working to preserve language Christian Quequish Wawatay News

Starting this month, Bimose Tribal Council will be offering language camps to adults to help preserve the indigenous language. Based in the Kenora region, the camps will consist of hands-on activities conducted

in three-day sessions. Andy Graham, the First Nations student success coordinator at Bimose, said they set up specific activities, and the participating community members get to pick three of those activities from the start of class to the wrap-up in February. A program evaluation is then scheduled for March.

“So we’ll plan an activity around fishing, where the processes will be done with Elders speaking the language,” said Graham. “We’re hoping that by using the language, and doing the activities at the time it also becomes more of a hands-on learning experience.” Bimose Tribal Council made a proposal in November 2012

to start this project through the Heritage Canada Aboriginal Language Initiative. Graham said there are a lot of organizations that apply for the grant, so they are excited they were successful and are eager to begin. “Our communities that are part of the project are also very excited because it’s a great opportunity to really go out on the land and use traditional activities to connect the language and activities together,” said Graham. Kenora MP Greg Rickford said in a press release that

he supports Bimose’ efforts to maintain the Anishinabe language. “Ensuring that Aboriginal languages are seen and heard within communities is central to their preservation and revitalization of their culture,” said Rickford. He said the government is proud to sponsor an initiative that allows community members to gain footing in their own language and heritage. “This investment will allow the Bimose Tribal Council to offer seven nine-day language

immersion camps to a total of 84 adults,” said Rickford. Each camp will be documented for use as language resource material, the press release stated. “First Nations, Inuit, and Métis languages are an integral part of our country’s heritage, and our government recognizes their importance for Aboriginal communities and for all Canadians,” said James Moore, the minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages in a press release.


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Educational comic book project to be released in Attawapiskat Georgia Wilkins Wawatay News

A 200-page comic book called One Tribe Anthology will be launched March 2013 during the opening of a new elementary school in Attawapiskat First Nation. The One Tribe Anthology, an all-ages publication, contains comics from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists. It will be distributed free-ofcharge to schools and libraries across Canada. It will also be available for sale in bookstores nation-wide with all proceeds going to Shannenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream. James Waley, who is coordinating the project, was inspired to create the anthology after attending a benefit to raise funds for Japan tsunami relief in 2011. Several months later, a state of emergency was called at Attawapiskat First Nation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but notice that stuff happening in our own backyard wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting enough attention,â&#x20AC;? Waley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I should try to do something. My background has always been in comics; it seemed natural.â&#x20AC;? To make the project a reality, Waley proceeded to assemble a diverse group of artists who he has encountered and worked with over the last 40 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to see this nice alliance of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal comic creators coming together for a cause,â&#x20AC;? said Waley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so surprised by how much interest there is in comic book making.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this day and age, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot to ask people to come onboard,â&#x20AC;? Waley said, grateful

for the extensive support he has received on the project. The anthology will be divided into three sections, which have yet to officially be named, but will be mainly based on Native stories, but include â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; diverse stories.

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Waleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own comic strip is based on a character called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Northern Lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; who has an enlightening encounter with an Elder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a meeting of minds,â&#x20AC;? Waley shared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a short story of mutual respect.â&#x20AC;? Interestingly, Waley learned after writing the story that Shannen Koostachinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirit name is Woman of the Northern Lights. Prior to her passing, Shannen Koostachin led a youth driven moment, now known as Shannenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream, advocating for equal funding for on-reserve education. On May 30, 2010, Koostachin was tragically killed in a car accident. Koostachinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream of making culturally based education in â&#x20AC;&#x153;safe and comfyâ&#x20AC;? schools available for all First Nations children and youth lives on through the foundation Shannenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 100% convinced that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a great recipient of the funds,â&#x20AC;? said Waley. Chad Solomon, a comic contributor to the anthology, whole-heartedly agreed with

artwork submitted by Steve LeBlanc,

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Waley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the most worthwhile causes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard in a long time,â&#x20AC;? Solomon said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m supporting it.â&#x20AC;? Solomon, an artist from Henvy Inlet First Nation who currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario, is

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a 60-day Indiegogo campaign beginning August 30. Indiegogo is an online international crowd-funding platform used to raise money. To learn more about the project, visit www.onetribeanthology. ca or search for the One Tribe Anthology page on Facebook.

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Kenora school will serve as new regional hub for education Christian Quequish Wawatay News

A First Nations education institute has purchased a school in Kenora to serve as an exciting new hub for education in the region. Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) signed over Lakewood School in Kenora to Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) on June 26. “We signed the transfer agreement, and we just had a ceremony to celebrate,” said Wayne Zimmer, director of apprenticeship programs at SGEI. The event included a traditional ceremony, public speakers, a flag raising and the signing of official documents to

commemorate the event. SGEI bought Lakewood School late last year in December. According to a SGEI press release, a “major reconstruction is planned to convert the school to offices and multi-purpose spaces for leasing to other organizations.” The school itself will serve as a hub for many different postsecondary institutions as well as a place for adults to complete their high school education. “We have Canadore, Cambrian, Sault, Wilfred Laurier, Lakehead, Queen’s; so they’re our education partners in the facility,” said Zimmer. “We have a partnership with KPDSB to deliver adult education throughout the region and Kenora is one of the

locations.” According to SGEI, the institution will occupy 30 percent of the space in Lakewood school. As well, there will be extensive reconstruction on the building to convert rooms into offices and multipurpose spaces for leasing to other organizations. SGEI started 28 years ago as Rainy Lake Ojibway Education Authority, and is governed by 10 First Nations in the Rainy River region. Over the years, this has grown to include offices in Thunder Bay, with campuses in Kenora and Fort Frances. SGEI also serves 14 First Nations with adult education in their own communities, and has over 1,000 students in their adult education program.

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A traditional song opened the celebrations as the Seven Generations Education Institute takes over the former Lakewood School in Kenora.

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Outland Camps promote education and leadership Georgia Wilkins Wawatay News

A group of 30 First Nations youth from communities across northern Ontario have completed their third week of training at the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYP) summer camp. The camp is jointly run by Confederation College and Outland Camps. The live-in camp, which is six weeks long and held at Firesteel Camp in Upsala, aims to educate youth about forestry and mining and provide them with hands-on experience in the fields. The program aims to prepare attendees for future education and employment. Dave Bradley, head of Outland’s youth development programs, is thoroughly impressed by the cohesion of this year’s group. “This years group represents 18 communities from across northern Ontario,” Bradley said. “They are jelling as a group really well.” The positive dynamic allows for enhanced personal growth and preparation for eventual work and educational environments, Bradley explained. “With the live-in camp environment, we’re able to create structure in the day-today routine,” said Bradley. “It’s

a place for youth to practice being an employee in the camp environment living away from home.” Bradley hopes that the camp will help students grow and continue to lead. “Our whole mission is to help them find inspiration to stick to the educational path,” Bradley said. “We want them to be leaders and have an influence on those around them.” Wendall Fobister, 20, of Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation is planning on “sticking to the educational path” when he enters the Culinary Arts program at Confederation College in the Fall of 2014. Fobister is currently attending his second year at Outland Camps where he originally came for a learning experience, but found more than knowledge. “My first year I came for the knowledge,” Fobister said. “From a young age I was taught that these companies (who we’re learning from/ about) are bad... I was curious because I trap and hunt. My second year, I came back because I fell in love with it.” “What I’m learning,” Fobister continued, “is that these forestry and mining companies are not bad in the way they’re made out to be. What I’m learning is that they do care about us as First Nations.”

photo by Georgia Wilkins/Wawatay News

The First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYP) summer camp participants arrived at Firesteel Camp on July 8th. The group represents 18 communities from across northern Ontario.

First Open House Mishkeegogamang First Nation and Eabametoong First Nation Community Based Land Use Planning Project Invitation to Participate Mishkeegogamang First Nation and Eabametoong First Nation are pleased to invite you to participate in this Community Based Land Use Planning process called Taashikaywin. Our First Nations are working together with the Ministry of Natural Resources to prepare a land use plan that will support a balance among protection, traditional uses and development. As part of Ontarios Far North Land Use Planning Initiative, Mishkeegogamang First Nation and Eabametoong First Nation have a lead role in the planning process. The plan will take into account the objectives for planning set out in the Far North Act, 2010. The people of Mishkeegogamang and Eabametoong recognize the benefits of developing a Community Based Land Use Plan to inform future decision-making in land and resource use. The interests of the communities are rooted in the protection of traditional lands and preserving a longstanding relationship to the land that they have enjoyed over time. The communities would like to address their protection interests along with resource development opportunities through the planning process. The Area of Interest for Planning consists of lands that are an integral part of the cultural, economic and spiritual existence of Mishkeegogamang and Eabametoong. The area of interest for planning, is approximately 2.5 million hectares (Square miles), a portion of the traditional land use area that lies north of the area of the undertaking (AOU), and is bordered primarily by the Albany River on the south and approximately along the height of land of the Attawapiskat watershed on the north. A Terms of Reference has been completed to guide definition of a Planning Area and to direct the preparation of the Taashikaywin Community Based Land Use Plan for that area. The Taashikaywin Planning process is based upon information sharing, open dialogue, cooperation and consensus-building. All interested people and organizations are invited to engage a dialogue and provide input to the plan. The anticipated schedule for Public Consultation is:

During a presentation by Cliffs Natural Resources, Fobister and other students asked intelligent, hardhitting questions to Cliffs representatives about the environmental effects of the Ring of Fire project. Their concern for the land was evident. As a second year participant, Fobister is aware of various forest management techniques used by local forestry companies. Pre-commercial thinning is a favorite for Fobister. “It’s when you leave a certain amount of trees in one spot,” Fobister explained. “You use a brush saw. I’m looking forward to it.” Sarah Becker, 17, of Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek First Nation is also eager to get outside. “I’m most excited about tree planting,” Becker said. “Last year, I out-planted a lot of the guys.” Becker is ready to test the

skills that she has learned during two years at FNNRYEP. “I want to try everything,” Becker shared. “I want to try to put out a big fire in the bush, I want to use my First Aid training to revive someone, I want to go tree planting, I’d like to come back here as a Councilor in Training.” Eventually, Becker would like to work as a social worker for youth. Erik Charlie, 17, of Fort William First Nation has also decided which career he’ll pursue. “I’m going into flight management, hopefully in 2014,” Charlie said. “I don’t think I would’ve known had I not come here. This whole program is about educating ourselves about what we want to do and what these companies do.” Charlie credits the group’s leaders for what’s been a wonderful experience thus far. “Our crew leaders are a big inspiration,” Charlie said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity.”

Back 2 School

1. Invitation to Participate, Viewing the Terms of Reference and Background Information: August 27-29, 2013

Special Advertising Section August 22 Deadline to book your ad is August 15

2. Public Review of Draft Plan: Spring 2014

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Information about the Community Based Land Use Planning process, including the Terms of Reference, can be found on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry at www.ontario.ca/ebr and on the Far North Website at www.ontario.ca/farnorth. The Ministry of Natural Resources is collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Far North Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, however your comments will become part of the record of consultation and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used by the Ministry of Natural Resources to send you further information related to this planning exercise. If you have questions about use of your personal information, please contact Peggy Bluth at 807-854-1344. Additionally, at any time during the planning process, you may address questions or comment to the following individuals: Andy Yesno Land Use Planning Coordinator Eabametoong First Nation (807)242-7221

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WORKING TODAY TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT TOMORROW At Cliffs Natural Resources, environmental stewardship is a core value. Cliffs strives to go beyond compliance at its operating sites through a socially responsible approach to preserving the environment for future generations.

Cliffs has clearly defined environmental goals including: •

Meeting and exceeding environmental regulations

Partnering and communicating with Aboriginal groups, communities and stakeholders

Developing more sustainable products

Managing climate change risks and opportunities

Integrating sustainable land practices

Reducing our overall environmental footprint

Promoting environmental protection in all aspects of our operations is a fundamental part of our business. Cliffs performs assessments of its mining and exploration activities to ensure we enter communities in a responsible manner. As Cliffs looks to develop a Chromite project in Northern Ontario, our work today will help assure we have a healthy environment tomorrow.

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