Treaty 3 Police chiefs resign PAGE 3
Students find a voice in photos PAGE 12
Fun for all at Creefest 2013 PAGE 6/7
Vol. 40 No. 32
9,300 copies distributed $1.50
August 15, 2013 Northern Ontario’s First Nation Voice since 1974
photo by Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
Elders Thelma Bird (L) and Pauline Hunter of Peawunuck First Nation participate in the Iron Cree Competition where they had to pull an all-terrain vehicle during events at the annual Creefest held in Peawunuck last week. For more on the festival see pages 6,7.
ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ $6 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᐅᒥᓇᐣ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᒋ ᒐᐧᕑᒋᔭ ᐁᐧᓫᑭᐣᐢ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ
ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᑫᑲᐟ 6 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᐅᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐅᑕ ᐁᒥᓇᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᓂᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᓇᑲ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᑭᐃᐧᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲᐠ $5.9 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐁᑭᐃᔑᐸᑭᑎᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᓂᐨ᙮ ᓴᑲᓱ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑕᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᒥᓇ ᓂᑯᑕᐧᓱ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑕᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐅᑕ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐅᑕᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐱᒪᐊᒧᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ, 2013 ᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᐃᔑᒪᒋᓭ᙮ ᓇᓇᑲ ᐱᑯ ᑕᐃᔑ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᑎᐟ ᓂᔭᓄ ᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲ ᑕᐱᒥᓭᐃᐧᓄᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᑎᐟ ᓂᔑᑕᓇ ᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲ ᑕᐱᒥᓭᐊᐧᓄᐣ᙮ ᑫᒋᓇᐨ 260 ᒪᒪᐤ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑕᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔭ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐧᐣᐯᑐᕑᐁᔑᐣ ᑲᐧᓫᐊᐨ ᑭᒋ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ
ᑲᐃᔑᑕᑲᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) 196 ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᑲᑭ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐃᐧᓂᐨ ᐅᑲᐊᓄᑭᐦᐊᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐊᓂ ᓂᑲᐣ᙮ ᑭᕑᐁᐠ ᕑᐃᑭᐸᐧᕑᐟ, ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᓇᑲᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᐸᐸᒥᓯᐨ ᐅᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑭᐃᐧᑕᐠ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐧᐣᐯᑐᕑᐁᔑᐣ ᑲᐧᓫᐊᐨ ᑭᒋ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᑲᑭᑕᔑᐃᐧᑕᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐅᑕ ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ (Thunder Bay) ᑲᐃᔑᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐅᐸᐅᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 8 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓯᐨ᙮ “ᐁᑲᐧ ᑭᑐᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᓇᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᐊᔭᑭᐣ ᐅᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᑕᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᔓᓂᔭᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᐊᔭᑭᐣ ᐅᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᑕᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒋᒥᓄᓭᐠ ᑲᑭᓇ ᑫᑯᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ,” ᕑᐃᑭᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᐃᑭᑐ᙮ “ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᑲᐣᓀᑎᔭᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐊᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒋᐅᒋᒥᓄᓴᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᓂᓇᓇᑲᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᒥᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑌᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᓇᑲ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᓴᑦ ᐅᑕ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐊᓂᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ᙮” ᕑᐃᑭᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐠ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑫᑯᓂᓂ ᐅᑲᐅᒋᑭᑫᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᓇᓇᑐᐠ ᒋᐃᓇᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑕᔑᒥᔑᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓄᑭᓇᑲᓇᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᑕᓇᓄᑭᐦᐊᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑕᐅᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᓭ
ᑲᐊᔭᒥᐣᑕᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᕑᓯᐢ ᑲᑫᑲᐳᐣ - ᑭᑫᐣᓄᒪᑫ ᑭᑫᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑭᒋᐦᐊᐃᐧᐡᑲᒪᑫᐨ ᒉᕑᐃ ᒪᕑᑎᐣ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) ᑲᐃᐧᐅᒋᐱᒧᑌᐠ, ᕑᐃᑭᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᐃᑭᑐ᙮ “ᐁᑲᐧ ᓂᐸᑯᓭᐣᑕᒥᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐊᔭᒥᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓂᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᓇᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐅᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᒋ᙮” ᕑᐃᑭᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᐃᑭᑐ᙮ “ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᐁᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᑫᒋᓇᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ
ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐨ᙮” ᕑᐃᑭᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᑭᐊᓂᑭᑐ ᑲᐊᓂᐡᑲᐧᐊᔭᒥᐨ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᒪᐡᑲᐃᐧ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᐠ ᐅᑎᑭᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐱᑯ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐁᐃᐧᐱᒥᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐨ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᐱᒧᒋᑫᔦᐠ᙮ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᓯᓫᐃᔭ ᐃᒐᑦ, ᑭᓄᑲᒥᐣᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ
ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧᐨ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᔑᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑕᐅᒋᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐅᑕ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑫᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ᙮ “ᐃᐃᒪ ᓂᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐅᑕᓄᑭᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᐠ ᐅᒋ,” ᐃᒐᑦ ᐃᑭᑐ᙮ “ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐡᑭ ᒪᒋᑕᐃᐧᐣ, ᒥᔑᓇᐧᔦᐠ ᑕᐃᔑᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᒪᑲᐣ᙮” ᐃᒐᑦ ᒥᓇ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᔭ ᐊᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᐱᑯ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑕᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᑕᐱᐡᑯᐨ ᐱᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᐃᓯᓭᐠ᙮ “ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᔭᑭᓭ,” ᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᒐᑦ᙮ “ᑭᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᒥᓇᓇᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑫᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐊᐦᐃ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᒋᒪᔭᑭᓭᐠ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒋᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ᙮” ᐁᑲᐧ $5.9 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᑲᐸᑭᐸᑎᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐡᑲᐧᐃᐧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) ᐅᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᒋᐅᓀᓯᓂ ᑫᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᐅᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐊᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐁᐦᐃ ᒐᐧᐣ ᐯᕑᐊᐢ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐧᐣᑕᐣᐢ ᕑᐁᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᑭᐅᓇᓯᓇᐦᐊᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) ᐅᒋᓴᑭᓯᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᑭᑫᐣᓄᒪᑲ ᑭᑫᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (KKETS), ᓇᐧᕑᐊᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᐧᐣᐯᑐᕑᐁᔑᐣ ᑲᐧᓫᐊᐨ ᑭᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ᙮
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Wawatay News AUGUST 15, 2013
ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ $6 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ
ᑕᑲᐧ ᑕᑲᒪᐤ ᐅᐃᐧᒪᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᓯᐱᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᒋᐅᒋᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓂᐤ ᐳᐢᐟ ᑫᕑᐃᐠ
ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ $6 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐁᐃᐧᒥᓇᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᓂᐨ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᐃᐧᑕᐣ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲᓂᐠ $5.6 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐁᐃᐧᐸᑭᑎᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) ᑲᐊᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐱᒧᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐅᑕ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᓂᐨ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑫᒋᓇᐨ 260 ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑕᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔭ ᑲᐧᐣᐯᕑᑐᐁᔑᐣ ᑲᐧᓫᐊᐨ ᑭᒋ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ (Thunder Bay) ᑲᐃᔑᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᑕᑕᔑ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ (RoFATA) ᑫᒋᓇᐨ 196 ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐣ ᐅᑲᐊᓄᑭᐦᐊᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐊᓂ ᓂᑲᐣ᙮
ᑕᑲᐧ ᑕᑲᒪᐤ ᐅᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᐦᐃᐣ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᔓᓂᔭᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒪᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᐅᒋᓭᒪᑲᓂᓂᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᐧᒪᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᓯᐱᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᒋᐅᒋᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᓀᑫ ᓂᐤ ᐳᐢᐟ ᑫᕑᐃᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᓂᐤ ᐳᐢᐟ ᑫᕑᐃᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᕑᐃᐣᑕ ᒍᑊ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᐅᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᑲᔭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧᔭᑊ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒪᐱᑫᒧᐠ᙮ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᔓᓂᔭᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᓇᓇᑲ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐅᑲᐅᒋᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᐁᑕ ᓂᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᒪᐠ ᑲᐃᓇᑲᐧ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐅᔕ ᑲᔭ ᑕᐃᐧᓀᓴᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᑌᑎᐸᓯᑭᐣ᙮ ᒍᑊ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᒪᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ 2007 ᑲᑭᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᑯᐸᓀᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐅᑕ ᑲᐧᕑᐅᓫ ᕑᐊᐱᐟᐢ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᑲᐧ ᑕᑲᒪᐤ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᓂᐨ ᑭᔭᑦ ᐱᑯ ᒋᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐅᐁᐧᓂ᙮ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᐠ ᑐᕑᐃᑎ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐳᓇᓄᑭ
ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐧᐣᕑᐊᐟ ᑎᕑᐊᕑᐅᐧᐣᐟ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᒋᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᐨ ᑲᐡᑲᑎᓄᐃᐧᐱᓯᒧᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᐊᓂ ᐊᓂᑫᐡᑲᑯᐨ ᓫᐊᕑᐃ ᐁᐣᑎᔭᐣ ᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᐊᓄᑭ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᐊᑭᓯᓂᐨ ᐅᐸᐅᐃᐧᐱᓯᒧᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑯᑕᐠ ᑲᐊᓂᑯᐡᑲᐠ ᐁᐦᐊ ᑌᕑᐃ ᐊᕑᒥᐡᑐᕑᐊᐣᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᔑᐊᑕᓄᑭ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑐᕑᐃᑎ ᑐᕑᐃ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐣ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᓇᔾ ᒪᐣᑕᒥᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ, ᓂᐦᓯᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐳᓇᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᓂᑕᓄᑲᑕᒥᓇᐣ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᐃᐧᓂᑯ ᑫᑯᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑭᒋᐃᓯᓭᐠ᙮ ᒪᐣᑕᒥᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᒋᐊᓄᑲᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐳᓇᓄᑭᐊᓂᐨ ᐅᒋ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑕᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐸᐅᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 14 ᐃᓇᑭᓯᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐸᐧᕑᐟ ᐱᕑᐊᐣᓯᐣ ᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮
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ᒐᑲᑌᓯᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓱᓂᐊᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐊᐧᓄᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓱᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᑭᐊᓂᒧᑌ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᓇᓇᑲ ᒐᑲᑌᓯᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᑭᐊᐸᑕᓄᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐊᔭᒥᐦᐃᑎᓇᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒐᑲᑌᓯᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐊᐧᐸᑕᐦᐃᐊᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓂᐦᓴᐧᔦᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᐃᔑᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑲᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᓂᐱᐠ᙮ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᑲᔭ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᔪᓂᔭᐣ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑭᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᑲᑭᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᐢ ᑲᑭᐱᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᑕᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓱᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᒥᐅᒪ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᑎᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧᐨ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑲᔭ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒋᒪᐡᑭᑭᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᑲᕑᓫᐃ ᐳᔐᐣ-ᐊᐯᓫᐊ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐯᐢ ᐱᓫᐊᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᐨ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑭᒥᓀᐧᐣᑕᐠ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᓂᑭᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐸᑯᓭᓂᒧᐨ ᑭᔭᐱᐨ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᐡᑯᐨ ᒋᐅᒋᑭᑫᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑫᓂᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᑲᑲᑫᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᓇᒥᓂᐨ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓱᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ᙮ ᐳᔐᐣ-ᐊᐯᓫᐊ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐁᐊᐧᐸᒪᐨ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐣ ᐁᑲᑫᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᓇᒥᓂᐨ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓱᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᒉᐣᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᔑᓭᐠ᙮ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔭ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑕᑲᐧᐨ ᐅᐃᐧᒍᐡᑲᑎᓯᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᐊᔭᒥᐦᐊᐊᐧᐣ, ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᑕᑲᐨ ᑲᑭᒋᐦᐊᐁᐧᐣᑕᑯᓯᓂᐨ ᐅᓴᑦ ᐅᑕ ᐱᑯ ᓂᑲᑭᒋᐃᓂᑯᒥᐣ ᐁᐃᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ᙮ ᑯᒋᒋᐣᐠ ᐅᑭᑐᒋᑫ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᒪᐊᐧᑐᐡᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ
ᐁᑲᐧ ᑯᒋᒋᐣᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᕑᑎᐣ ᐯᕑᐃᐤ ᓄᑭᒥᑫ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑭᑕᔑᑭᒋᒋᑫ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐸᐢᑫᕑᐢ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᒪᐊᐧᑐᑭᒋᒋᑲᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ ᑭᒋᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐯᕑᐃᐤ ᓇᓇᑲ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑭᑭᒋᒋᑫ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᐦᐃᐣ ᑲᔭ ᑲᑭᐃᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧᐨ ᓂᑲᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᒣᑕᐁᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑭᒋᒋᑲᑕᓇᐣ᙮ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐯᕑᐃᐤ ᐅᒥᓀᐧᐣᑕᐣ ᐁᑭᒋᒋᑫᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᑲᒪᒪᑲᐱᑫᓯᓂᐨ ᑭᒋᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᐅᑕᐸᒋᔭᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ᙮ ᐯᕑᐃᐤ ᐃᑭᑐ ᑲᐃᐡᑲᐧᑭᒋᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᐅᓂᑲᒧᐠ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᓀᐃᐧᐨ ᐁᐃᔑᒪᒐᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑭᒋᐅᓂᑲᒧᐣ ᕑᐊᐁᐧᑕ ᓫᐃᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᓯᐨ ᒋᐅᒋᑐᑕᒥᓂᐨ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑲᔭ ᐁᑭᐃᓯᓭᓂᐠ ᐊᒋᓇᐃᐧᐡ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᒪᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᑭᑐ ᓇᐣᑕ 15 ᑕᓴᐧ ᐁᐊᒋᓭᐠ ᐅᑭᐅᒋᐊᔭᒥᐦᐊᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐅᓂᑲᒧᐃᐧ ᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᓴᑲᑭᓂᑲᑌᓂᑭᐣ᙮ ᐯᕑᐃᐤ ᐃᑭᑐ ᑫᑲᐟ ᔕᐱᑯ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑫᐧ ᑲᐧᐃᑕᐱᒪᐠ ᓂᑭᓀᐣᑕᐣ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᑐᐠ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑫᐧ ᐅᓂᑲᒧᑫᐧ ᐃᓇᑭᓱᑐᐠ᙮
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Top cops resign from Treaty Three Police Rick Garrick Wawatay News
The unveiling of RoFATA Logo was done by Don Bernosky, Vice President, Regional Workforce Development, Confederation College; Leanne Hall, Vice President Human Resources at Noront Resources Ltd., and Morris Wapoose, Program Administrator/Coordinator, Kikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services.
Feds to provide Matawa with over $6 million Georgia Wilkins Wawatay News
The federal government will provide almost $6 million to the people Matawa First Nations to prepare them for jobs in the Ring of Fire. The Government of Canada’s Skills and Partnership Fund announced last week that they will contribute over $5.9 million to the Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA) to provide training for employment in the mining sector for the people of Matawa First Nations. Nine specialized training and six pre-trade courses will be made available to Matawa First Nations members as soon as October 2013. Length of training will vary from five to 20 weeks. About 260 members will be trained either in their First Nation communities or at the Confederation College campus in Thunder Bay. RoFATA will later employee 196 newly trained individuals. Greg Rickford, minister of State and minister responsible for the Ring of Fire, made his first announcement in his newly appointed position at a press conference at Confederation College in Thunder Bay on August 8. “Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and longterm prosperity across the
country, and right here in northern Ontario,” Rickford said. “It’s important that all Canadians have the necessary skills and training they need to succeed. We are ensuring that the members of our local Aboriginal communities can take full advantage of the opportunities being generated by the rapidly growing mining industry the Ring of Fire has to offer.” Rickford said that with training, workers in the region will gain practical, transferable skills which will increase the number of Matawa First Nations members who are employable in the mining sector. Building strong relationships with communities will also be key to the RoFATA initiative, Rickford said. “We want this to be done in full co-operation and communication with our own communities and leaders,” Rickford said. “It must, and it will, include First Nations people and communities.” Rickford ended by adding that with the newly announced funding, the federal government is sending “a strong message that we’ll be there to support you.” Chief Celia Echum, Ginoogaming First Nation, added that the funding would create many opportunities for Matawa communities. “In my community there are many people without jobs or training to get jobs,” Echum
New college partnership will offer mining program Georgia Wilkins Wawatay News
A new partnership between Confederation College and Northern College will allow students studying at Confederation College in Thunder Bay to extend their education in mining. The agreement between the two colleges allows Confederation College to deliver the esteemed Northern College Haileybury School of Mines (HSM) programming at its Thunder Bay campus. Graduates of Confederation’s Mining Techniques certificate program will now be able to directly enter the HSM Mining Engineering Technician diploma program at Confederation College. Fred Gibbons, president of Northern College, believes that the training will help to drive the economy. “As exploration activities surge in northwestern Ontario, mining is quickly becoming a dominant economic driver,” said Gibbons. “In order to meet the future
workforce requirements of the rapidly growing mining sector, Northern and Confederation explored the possibility of making the HSM Mining Engineering Technician diploma program available in the region.” The newly created partnership will meet the needs of students and the community by offering local access to mining education, Gibbons said. “The idea has become a reality and because of this partnership, we are able to offer local access to mining education at the Ontario College Engineering Technician level,” said Gibbons. “By providing advanced, accessible and flexible learning options, both colleges are better able to meet the needs of our students, local employers and the communities we serve.” Mining Industry Human Resources Council reports indicate that over the next 10 years, the mining industry in northwestern Ontario will need over 6,700 workers.
said. “With this new training initiative, we have opportunity.” Echum noted that education would allow First Nations people to be more involved in the mining projects than in the past. “This time, it will be different,” said Echum. “This time, our people will be part of the development. This time, it will be different because we will be trained.” Following the announcement of $5.9 million in funding, RoFATA revealed a new logo designed by John Ferris of Constance Lake First Nation which will represent the alliance. RoFATA is an alliance between Matawa First Nations, Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS), Noront Ressources Ltd. and Confederation College.
The top three Treaty Three Police chiefs have resigned. Chief of Police Conrad DeLaronde’s resignation is effective this coming November, Deputy Chief of Police Larry Indian’s resignation is effective at the end of August and Deputy Chief of Police Terry Armstrong has accepted a position with Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS). “Armstrong went to NAN; he’s the police chief there now,” said Treaty Three Police Service Board Chairman Eli Mandamin. “We’re dealing with about three signatures, but there’s no crisis, there’s no urgency.” Mandamin was appointed as board chairman along with new board executive members during the Treaty Three Police annual general meeting on July 23. Mandamin said the board is “working hands-on” with the resignations, noting a board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Fort Frances. “As chiefs, we don’t belong on these corporate boards but we’ve been asked to step up to clean things up and sort things out so we can turn it over to the band members once we’ve finished sorting things out,” Mandamin said. “We’re working in sectors and doing due diligence and we’ll sit down with the chief of police when it is time to deal with his resignation. He might even extend it beyond three months, just to
work with us. Everything is still quite open.” Mandamin said the three resignations are likely due to upcoming deadlines for their pension plans. “They won’t be eligible as of
Chief of Police Conrad DeLaronde
Deputy Chief of Police Larry Indian September 1,” Mandamin said. “You have to bail out by the end of August to be eligible. So there’s different dynamics going on — it’s not just because people are frustrated or upset.” Mandamin said the board’s recent meeting with representatives of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, which rep-
resents Treaty Three Police officers, went well. “Our priority as a board is communications, and that is what we are doing — opening up communications with all the sectors in the police service,” Mandamin said. Although concerns were raised about the future of the Treaty Three Police after some officers were laid off, the Treaty Three Police Service board executive announced in early July that it does not intend to close down the police service. “It is not nor ever will be the desire of the board of directors, executive or our memberrepresentative communities to close our police service,” the board executive said in a press release. Meanwhile, Alberta Regional Chief Cameron Alexis said First Nation police services are in a state of crisis because they have not received a substantial increase in funding levels since 2007. “The federal government’s commitment to maintain the previous funding levels for the next five years is a positive step but it does not address the chronic underfunding of these essential services for First Nation communities,” Alexis said. “Despite limited resources, our police services continue to provide their communities with above average results. Ongoing limitations on adequate funding will compromise the level of service provided in the future.”
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From the Wawatay archives 16-5th Avenue North P.O. Box 1180 Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B7 Serving the First Nations in Northern Ontario since 1974. Wawatay News is a politically independent weekly newspaper published by Wawatay Native Communications Society.
ᓂᐢᑕᑦ ᑲᑭᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᐠ 1974 ᐁᐅᒋᐊᓄᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑭᐧᐁᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑕᐃᑦᔑᑫᐧᐃᓇᐣ. ᑕᓱᓂᔓᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲ ᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌ ᐧᐊᐧᐊᑌ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐧᐃ ᐊᒋᒧᐧᐃᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐧᐃᐣ ᐅᓇᔓᐧᐁᐧᐃ ᑲᓇᐧᐊᐸᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᒋᐃᔑ ᐸᐸᒥᓯᒪᑲᐠ ᐧᐊᐧᐊᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐧᐃᓂᑫᐧᐃᓇᐣ. ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER James Brohm
At my age I am comfortably brown Richard Wagamese ONE NATIVE LIFE
’m brown. It’s the second or third thing I notice about myself every morning. The others are that I’m alive and that I have things to get done by the end of the day. Depending on the state of my bladder, the second thing is sometimes shuffled. In any case, by the time I make it to the bathroom and walk by the mirror, the fact that I am brown works its way into my consciousness. Brown. Rich, deep and luxurious. A brown man engaged with the process of living one more time. I like that. At fifty-six I’ve grown comfortable in my own skin. It’s taken some work but I am definitely at ease being who I am. I thought about this as I lazed on the deck letting the blazing sun fall all over me. I wasn’t tanning. When you’re brown a tan is something that’s just redundant. I was simply laying there letting the feeling of rest wash over me. My skin was hot to the touch. I loved the feeling. Skin is the largest organ in our bodies. Most of us never think of it that way. To us, our skin is the thing we work hard at darkening in the summer, soften with moisturizers in the winter and take care to cover with adequate layers when the cold descends. It’s the thing we wash with the most discipline and it’s also the thing we recognize when we touch each other. Strangely, it’s also the first thing we recognize when we see each other. I know there are a lot of people around who say, “I never notice the colour of his skin.” But the fact that they even have to make that statement is proof that they do. People of colour understand perfectly the notion that all of us enter a room skin first. We can’t help it. It is our most obvious attribute. When I think of skin I think of chasing flyballs on a baseball diamond. I think of how wonderful the sun felt on my arms and face – the skin of them. I think of how alive I felt, and how even in my fifties the sun on my skin energizes me. I think of the elastic feel of it when I was younger and how elegant the lines and wrinkles make me look nowadays. I think of love when I think about skin. I think about late
nights and rolling over and feeling the warm skin of my wife’s body against me in our bed. I think how grateful I am. I think how nothing else in the world measures up to that feeling. I think about the way I want to remember that connection – skin first, all of me wrapped around her. I think about how her skin leaves a lingering presence on my own. Skin, I suppose, has a memory. I think about Elders when I think about skin. I think about the wonderful roadmap of experience and story and teaching that resides in each wrinkle and line on their faces. I think about things like pride and spirituality and cultural strength. I think about their wisdom. I think about the tremendous resource that they are, the free and open university of their experience with a tuition based on the cost of a question.
“I think about what Creator gave us with that first instinct. Our primal instinct is to reach out, to belong, to be accepted, to be where love exists.” I think about babies when I think about skin. I think about the smell of them, all soapy and clean and how warmth has a smell too when you concentrate. I think about innocence and immense possibility. When you hold a baby close to you, that’s the promise its skin holds. They bless you when you feel their skin. They are the closest beings to Creator and they give you that proximity when you hold them. I think about touching when I think about skin. I think about the fact that our first physical act when we’re born is reaching out – the desire to touch someone. I think how powerful that is. I think about what Creator gave us with that first instinct. Our primal instinct is to reach out, to belong, to be accepted, to be where love exists. So I think about unity when I think about skin. I think how important it is that we all share that first deliberate act of reaching out. We reach out in innocence, without fear or judgement, to touch another because it’s our strongest desire. How great it would be if we could remember that everyday.
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The Boreal Forest: A journey through natural gas Andy Fyon ONTARIO BENEATH OUR FEET
he southern part of the Boreal forest is full of rings. No, not fairy rings or golden rings, nor Lord of the Rings… the southern part of the Boreal forest is full of natural gas rings. These rings are called forest rings. The forest rings are lightcoloured circular features that range up to 1.6 kilometres in diameter. The rings are visible on air photographs, satellite images, and from aircrafts. At the edge of the forest ring, where tree growth is stunted and poorly forested, there is a topographic depression that is filled with peat. There are also gases, such as hydrogen sulfide and methane (e.g., natural gas), in the sands and gravel left behind by glaciers.
The gases are released into the groundwater and the air above the land. The boreal forest is, to put it in human terms, “passing gas” — natural gas. In Ontario, there is a link between the geology of the land and the forest rings. You will find an abundant amount of rings in areas where the soil beneath the forest is made of clay. The clay marks the bottom of an ancient ocean that once covered the land when the last of the glaciers melted about 10,000 years ago. There are complex explanations to account for the formation of the forest rings. Stewart Hamilton of the Ontario Geological Survey is recognized because of his work on this topic. The rings tell a story about the earth and the way the rocks, soils, groundwater, minerals, and bacteria (e.g., tiny bugs) come together to create the natural gas that affects life forms in, and on, the soil. Once created in the earth, the natural gas moves
up through the soils left by glaciers into the groundwater and leaks into the atmosphere. There are no drills required. The gas passes quietly into the air. Forest rings are certainly interesting from a geological perspective, but you may wonder what their importance is to life and humans. Natural gas is necessary for the formation of forest rings and also helps determine the types of vegetation that grow in and around it. Little research has been done on the subject. However some believe that forest rings may be a source of natural gas that will help remote communities move away from using diesel to generate electricity. There are many forest rings in the southern region of the Far North, but does this mean there is a lot of natural gas? There is definitely natural gas passing into the air, but it is hard to determine exactly how much. Could this be a
local source of energy for communities? How would we capture it? Again, more research would need to be undertaken before these answers can be determined. However, it does present an interesting option for alternative fuel sources. A rough calculation based on data from one ring indicates that over the past eight years, enough natural gas has been produced to sustain the electricity needs of one house for about six months. This may not sound like a lot, but there are thousands of forest rings in the southern part of the Boreal forest. Although many questions remain unanswered, this is certainly an interesting geological process and is something to think about the next time you go for a walk through the southern Boreal forest. Understanding the “Ontario beneath our feet” is fundamental to Ontario’s economy and quality of life.
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As I leave Wawatay to start law school at Lakehead University this September, I want to say Chi Miigwetch to everyone who has made the past two years so special for me here at Wawatay. To all the communities that welcomed me when I visited, and shared your thoughts and stories in person and on the phone – thank you. You have made my time at Wawatay memorable. To all my colleagues at Wawatay – all of you have taught me much over the years, and for that I am grateful. Many of you have become close friends, and I’m hopeful that those friendships will continue throughout our lives. I wish you all the best as you continue working to make Wawatay the best it can be. And to everyone who contributed to the newspaper or magazines throughout my time here, and everyone who called or wrote with comments and criticisms, thank you for helping us do our best to create interesting, informative and creative publications. I have learned a lot about the people and communities of northern Ontario during my time at Wawatay. The experience has been challenging and rewarding. Throughout it all, it was the everyday interactions with all kinds of people that made my time here truly enjoyable. Wawatay also helped to steer me towards my next career path as a lawyer. Working as a reporter in northern Ontario has shown me just how pressing the challenges are. And getting to know individuals from many different communities and ways of life in the north has shown me how much hope, talent and possibility exists here. I believe there is a great future for the people of NAN, Treaty #3 and Anishinabek Nation. And I hope that I can do my own small part in making that future come true. I look forward to working with all of you in the future. lawn bowling or bocce. Our arenas do not offer regular and frequent free skate times. Curling has been cancelled in some places. Most of these are low maintenance, low cost activities that promote recreation and socializing. Our band and regional tribal councils are charged with the responsibility of offering recreation, social and health programs that meet the needs of the community. As individuals, we are responsible for our own health and well-being and that of our children. We are the role models which our children follow, and if we show harmful eating habits and low activity levels,
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Creefest gets back to its northern roots Lenny Carpenter Wawatay News
Since 2003, Creefest has grown each year from its inaugural event in Moose Factory. The annual cultural festival organized by the Muskegowuk Tribal Council has always featured a variety of activities and entertainment hosted by each of the seven Muskegowuk communities in northeastern Ontario. This one was no different, except this year it got back to its roots. All photos by Lenny Carpenter/Wawatay News
RIGHT: Steve “Snoopy” Pepin gives it his all in pulling a truck during an Iron Cree competition on Aug. 3. FAR RIGHT: Elders take a break from cooking traditional food to laugh as they watch a game of square dance musical chairs, where participants had to find a partner when the music stopped. BOTTOM RIGHT: Lawrence Martin, Victor Weapenicappo and Vern Cheechoo were one of the three musical groups that supplied music throughout this year’s Creefest. The Swamp Rockers of Timmins and the Flintstones of Peawanuck also entertained the crowd. LEFT: Ron Cheena of Moose Factory often accompanied the fiddlers on bass throughout the four-day event. RIGHT: In a reversal of roles, it is the young father that carries a baby in a tikinagan on the Creefest grounds.
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.
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We encourage your participation from the beginning of the public dialogue process. The first Open Houses will be held at the following times and locations: August 27, 2013 2:00-8:00 PM Eabametoong First Nation Community Hall
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Proposals will be accepted until August 30, 2013 for work to be carried out in September and October.
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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from page 6 After the 10th annual Creefest combined with Moose Cree’s Gathering of Our People event for one big festival last year, one might expect the eleventh to be even larger this year in attendance and big name performers. Instead, Creefest scaled down in those areas when it was held from Aug. 1-5 in Peawanuck – a community of about 240 people located near the Hudson Bay coast. But this was not a bad thing, said Creefest coordinator Greg Spence. If anything, it simplified the festival and brought it “back to its roots.” “Creefest has always been about bringing people together like in our traditions,” Spence said. Before communities were settled in the middle of the last century, First Nations families in the James Bay area spent the winter months out on their individual traplines. Once summer came, everyone would emerge and congregate out near the bay to celebrate and reconnect with one another.
Creefest was conceived as a modernized version of that tradition. The festival has grown over the years, and often, notable musicians and acts from other parts of Canada were brought in as entertainment.
“Creefest is above politics... it’s about the people...” – Greg Spence
It got to the point where “everyone thinks Creefest is a music festival,” Spence said. And although the isolation and remoteness of Peawanuck attributed to some of the financial restrictions of bringing in guest performers, it was easy to see how this would only enhance the cultural aspect of the festival, Spence said. Peawanuck hosting Creefest exemplified the unity of the Muskegowuk people, since the community is not represented
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by the Mushkegowuk Council. “Creefest is above politics,” Spence said. “It’s about the people.” And Elders from the community have always been a “huge part” of Creefest every year, Spence said. They were among other Mushkegowuk Elders that wanted to restart the gathering tradition that would form Creefest. “Creefest wouldn’t be here without them,” Spence said. Local community members made it count to host Creefest for the first time. They planned a variety of activities such as square-dancing musical-chairs, women’s goose cutting and men’s fish filleting competitions, plus Iron Cree competitions where men had to pull a truck and women had to pull a Ranger all-terrain vehicle. Each night featured music in the community hall. Fiddlers from Peawanuck, Kashechewan and Moose Factory provided the music for jigging, while the Swamprockers, Lawrence Martin and Vern Cheechoo, and Peawanuck’s own Flinstones
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provided rock and country music. The Kash Dancers, a square dance group composed of 12 Kashechewan residents, put their routine on display every night. And Creefest was not only for Mushkegowuk people. On consecutive days, two different groups of paddlers that hail from various parts of the U.S. arrived in the community
after a month of traveling on the Pipestone and Winisk Rivers, unaware they were entering a community that was hosting a cultural festival. Many tried the traditional foods like caribou and goose. The paddlers were invited to square dance in the evenings. The first group had a dance-off of sorts with the Kash Dancers. The following night, the other
group was asked to find a dance partner in the audience and a friendship square dance was performed. Spence said despite the downscaling of Creefest in terms of size and entertainers, this year’s festival was one of his favourites. “It was truly a bringing together of people and reconnection,” he said.
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Taykwa Tagamou developing new hydro project Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Taykwa Tagamou is looking for employment and economic development opportunities through the development of a run-of-river hydroelectric project on New Post Creek. “It’s a good opportunity for our people to make a difference with the hydro-electric grid,” said Taykwa Tagamou Chief Linda Job. “It’s going to bring a lot of economic and social benefits to the people here, not only our membership but also the surrounding municipalities.” Job said the project initially began in 2007 when Coral Rapids Power, a wholly owned company of the Taykwa Tagamou Nation, and Ontario
Power Generation got the go ahead from the community membership. “This important partnership between Coral Rapids Power and Ontario Power Generation will provide Taykwa Tagamou Nation with a long-term investment opportunity for a sustainable economic base for the community,” Job said. “We look forward to working with the Ministry of Energy and OPG on the New Post Creek Project, which will also provide benefits to the surrounding municipalities with economic development opportunities and creating employment.” Job said community members will be employed with the project, noting some community members are already working at the Lower Matta-
gami hydro project. “Right now some are working on the Lower Mattagami and gaining some skills and experience,” Job said. “Hopefully they will be able to carry those on to this New Post Creek project.” The 25 megawatt generating station is scheduled for construction beginning in 2014 on New Post Creek near its outlet to the Abitibi River. The development is expected to be completed and in service by 2017. “We are one step closer to seeing our partnership create substantial benefits for Taykwa Tagamou Nation’s community and this region, including education and training, jobs, economic investment and an additional 25 MW of clean, renewable hydropower.” Job said,
adding that the project team has been working with local tourist operators to ensure the project does not affect their business. “We’ve been looking at water flows for the past four or five years now and we’re trying to get that information out and consult with those tourist operators, like Howling Wolf Expeditions,” Job said. “They usually go and visit the falls, so we’ve been working with them on how we are going to ensure that it won’t impact their business that much.” Job said the run-of-river hydro-electric project will not affect water flow like a hydro dam does. “Hydroelectric power has long been a central pillar in the government’s renewable
electricity portfolio and will continue to play a crucial role in our energy mix,” said Bob Chiarelli, minister of Energy. “This partnership also offers a
natural transition for the First Nations workforce in the region as they continue to develop expertise in hydro development in the province.”
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Wawatay Native Communications Society is a self-governing, independent community-driven entrepreneurial native organization dedicated to using appropriate technologies to meet the communication needs of people of Aboriginal ancestry in Northern Ontario, wherever they live. In doing so, its founders intended that Wawatay would serve their communities by preserving, maintaining and enhancing indigenous languages and culture. Wawatay Native Communications Society is seeking an energetic, motivated and reliable individual to fill the position of Reporter Photographer. The Reporter/Photographer is supervised by and is directly accountable to the Publisher/Newspaper Editor in Thunder Bay. Responsibilities: The following are some of the key tasks of the Reporter/Photographer. The Publisher/Newspaper Editor will add, remove or change functions to meet the changing needs of Wawatay Native Communications Society media services. • Generate original story ideas and submit a story list to the Newspaper Editor for weekly story meetings. • Write news and feature stories based on information gathered through personal or telephone interviews, meetings and events, and research. • Write news briefs as assigned for Wawatay News and Wawatay News Online.(Stories and briefs should total about 2,500 – 3,000 publishable words for each week period. Approximately half those words should represent stories that require in-depth research and/ or interviews with multiple sources.) • Take photos, select and download them from a Wawatay News digital camera. Tag cutlines for photos at the bottom of related stories as stories are filed with Newspaper Editor. Edit photos using Adobe Photoshop software. • Write stories and take photos for special sections, magazines and projects as assigned. • Proofread copy on production days as assigned. Help with newspaper layout using InDesign and Photoshop, as assigned by newspaper editor. • Meet production deadlines. Some travel and evening and weekend work will be required. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: • Education and experience in print journalism, including education and experience in photography; • Experience writing for publication in newspaper and online; • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; • Excellent time-management skills and ability to work with minimal direct supervision; • Knowledge of Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree culture and communities in the Wawatay service area; • Ability to work in PC and Mac computer environment; knowledge of Microsoft Office, InDesign and Photoshop; • A valid Ontario driver’s license; • The ability to speak and write in Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree is an asset. Apply by: Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 4:30 CST Please send resume to: Adelaide Anderson, A/Finance Manager Wawatay Native Communications Society Box 1180, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B7 Email: email@example.com Fax: (807) 737-3224 Please note: References and samples of writing/photography may be required
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Wawatay News AUGUST 15, 2013
Graduatesâ€™ eyes opened by frontline addictions work Rick Garrick
Seven Reverend Tommy Beardy Memorial Wee Che He Wayo Gamik Family Treatment Centre staff members have earned Chemical Addictions Worker diplomas from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. â€œIt opened my eyes â€” I learned lots regarding addictions and alcohol and drugs,â€? said Muskrat Damâ€™s Joni Beardy during the August 8 graduation ceremony at the Airlane Hotel and Conference Centre in Thunder Bay. â€œIt just made me see, not to judge, so many people that are stuck in their addictions. So Iâ€™m able to understand and see what it does.â€? Beardy, a CHR at the treatment centre, also learned â€œa lot about herselfâ€? during the Chemical Addictions Worker program. â€œGoing through that two-year program, I worked on myself as well,â€? Beardy said. â€œSo it was good. I enjoyed it even though it was a lot of work.â€? Beardy plans to continue on with the third year of the Chemical Addictions Worker program, which is recognized with an advanced diploma. Beardy and the other staff members attended the program during 10 two-week modules over the year between intakes of
clients at the treatment centre. â€œWe finished our second year and it was a lot of work, a lot of time away from people, families,â€? said Kingfisherâ€™s Verna Aganash. â€œEven though it was in the community, at the end of the day you were tired, but overall it was great.â€? A tutor who works with children at the treatment centre, Aganash found the knowledge she gained during the two weeks of classes helped her with the next intake of clients. â€œYou understood more of where they were coming from,â€? Aganash said. Aganash is looking forward to the third year of the program as well as continuing on with further post-secondary studies. â€œI was thinking of taking Child and Youth Worker at Confederation College,â€? Aganash said. The Chemical Addictions Worker program is delivered by a trainer from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in British Columbia. â€œItâ€™s a unique model where the trainer comes from British Columbia into our community and delivers the program at the community level without any of the students travelling out of the community,â€? said Roy Thunder, executive director of the treatment centre. â€œIt really works good and the learning has been
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Couchiching musician has opened for major acts but can’t resist a good busk Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Couchiching’s Arden Bruyere recently brought his street music to the First Annual Valley Fresh Buskers Festival in Thunder Bay. “It’s been awesome, what a great event,” Bruyere said about the July 27-28 festival. “It can only grow, it can only get better. It was just a fledgling idea that blossomed into this and who knows what it can be down the road.” Bruyere played a variety of music on both days of the festival, including songs suggested by people attending the festival. “Basically, what my busking songs have developed from was just growing up playing around camp fires,” Bruyere said. “We’d bring the guitars out wherever we were at and we’d sit around the camp fire and create our songs.” Although Bruyere enjoys busking whenever he can, he usually plays bass for several bands in Thunder Bay. “The biggest highlight in the last five years is I’ve been the on-call opening act for the (Thunder Bay Community) Auditorium,” Bruyere said. “I’ve had the pleasure and honour of opening up for people, wide ranging from Tom Cochrane to Bachman Turner and Loretta Lynn. I even went up and did a solo gig in front of Black Label Society — that was quite the challenge.” Bruyere said while most of the acts usually head out right after their performances, he did meet with Loretta Lynn. “It was just her and I sitting backstage for about 15 minutes chatting while the guys moved the equipment,” Bruyere said. “It was like an audience with the Queen, but she is the queen of country music. That was awesome; so that was one of my coolest moments, sitting and chatting with Loretta.” Bruyere is currently working on starting up a new Anishinabe band, noting they already have an upcoming performance on Aug. 17 at the Wayland in Thunder Bay. “We’re a power trio doing rock from the 70s and 80s,” Bruyere said. Bruyere has also completed a recording with Tracy K, a blues musician from Manitoba, in Memphis, Tenneesee. “We entered the International Blues Challenge here in Thunder Bay and we were the first local winners,” Bruyere said. “So we won a free trip
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Arden Bruyere once opened for the queen of country music Loretta Lynn. down to Memphis to compete in the IBC.” This gave Bruyere and Tracy K an opportunity to record two songs at Sun Studios while in Memphis. “It was fantastic,” Bruyere said about the recording session. “The engineer was awesome. What an experience, recording on the same floor as Elvis did.” Bruyere recalls borrowing his brother’s guitar to take his first music lessons. “I borrowed my brother’s guitar behind his back and went and took lessons off my cousin who lived across the way from me,” Bruyere said. “So I spent my first three or four months playing on a borrowed guitar. In fact, I’m playing on a borrowed guitar right now. “When I got my first guitar it was awesome. It was Christmas, about a year after I started playing, and the first thing I did was take it apart. I wanted to find out how it worked.” But Bruyere’s mother was not so pleased to see the new guitar in pieces. “She said ‘you better know how to put that back together too,’” Bruyere said. “And I’d better see you playing it.” So Bruyere put it back together, painted it and made it his own.
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Wawatay News AUGUST 15, 2013
Photos and suicide focus of province-wide workshops Rick Garrick Wawatay News
Suicide awareness and the sharing of experiences through photos were the focus at a recent Safetalk and Photovoice training workshop — one of three being held across Ontario this summer. “I really liked that they combined the Safetalk with the Photovoice,” said Karlee Posine-Avila from Pays Plat First Nation during the Aug. 7-8 workshop, which was held last week in Thunder Bay. “I’m really interested in the Safetalk — that’s kind of my interest.”
“The Safetalk gives them the skills to become a suicide alert helper, which basically means they can see signs and symptoms of somebody who might be thinking about committing suicide.” Loretta Sheshequin
Posine-Avila would like to see more people trained in what to do when they see someone in a suicide situation. “There is another program that I am interested in, which is the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), where you are actually trained the next level up on how to help the person a little further along,” Posine-Avila said. “I just see a lot of younger people with problems with suicide, thinking about it, and it’s sad to see a lot of youth think that way. I think with more people knowing how to handle it, they will
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Karlee Posine-Avila, Kaiya Morrisseau-Ferguson, Molly Smith, Hannah Myers and Conrad Baxter enjoyed learning more about Safetalk and Photovoice during the second of three Safetalk and Photovoice training workshops being held across Ontario this summer. The third workshop is scheduled for Aug. 21-22 in London. come together. Youth are more likely to talk to youth, not an adult person they are going to feel judged about.” The workshops were held through the Life Promotion project, a collaboration between Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Union of Ontario Indians and Allied and Iroquois Indians funded by the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy, Health Canada. “The project has three prongs to it,” said Loretta Sheshequin, the life promotion coordinator. “There’s a prong that focuses on community support workers training, youth training and then there’s
a media promotional campaign piece.” Sheshequin said the Safetalk Photovoice workshops are part of the youth training prong. “The Safetalk gives them the skills to become a suicide alert helper, which basically means they can see signs and symptoms of somebody who might be thinking about committing suicide,” Sheshequin said. “And it goes beyond that in giving them the confidence and the ability to say directly, ‘are you thinking about committing suicide.’ And if you are, it also gives them the skills to be able to take that person to another resource person, whether that be a health professional, a com-
munity support like a counsellor, or even an adult that they trust.” Aimed at youth from 16-24 years of age, the workshops feature Safetalk and photography training, peer networking, information about the Life Promotion Project and how to engage peers, an opportunity to voice views and share visions for the future and participate in a public display of photography. The first workshop was held July 9-10 in Sudbury and the third is scheduled for Aug. 21-22 in London. Pays Plat’s Kaiya MorriseauFerguson enjoyed the creative aspect of the workshop. “It’s very creative and it just
gives youth from all walks of life a chance to voice their opinions and show what they have to say through photography,” Morriseau-Ferguson said. “It’s hard to speak when you feel like you are not being heard, so you often don’t speak, but Photovoice just gives you the chance to speak and to show what you’ve been through, your experiences, your stories, your life and to put it out to the world.” Morriseau-Ferguson also appreciated receiving a digital camera for use during the Photovoice portion of the workshop. “It gives us a chance to go around in the area that we
are in Thunder Bay just in this moment and take pictures and capture our timing in a different light,” Morriseau-Ferguson said. “You can just see how everyone sees things through a different lens. You can see what captures someone else’s eye might not capture your eye. It’s interesting to see what people take pictures of and what their story is.” Rainy River First Nation’s Molly Smith and Hannah Myers enjoyed taking a variety of photos around Thunder Bay, including perspective, panorama, black-and-white and geometric photos. “I really enjoyed that, getting our cameras and taking pictures of everything,” Smith said. “I think a good part of (Photovoice) was learning what is behind the picture, why you took it and what point in time that was.” Myers wants to begin taking more pictures back home to get her point across to community members. “I’d probably do something with the youth because our community doesn’t really do anything like that anymore,” Myers said. “I remember back then, we used to do so much stuff when I was a kid and now that I look at it, our community centre is barely ever open.” Smith wants to take pictures of the Rainy River burial mounds and other cultural features. Marten Falls’ Conrad Baxter wants to take the information he learned at the workshop back home and present it to his community. “I’m planning on taking that information and summing it up, make it brief and use it in the community,” Baxter said.
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