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September 12, 2013

Vol. 40 No. 36

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Northern Ontario’s First Nation Voice since 1974

Mushkegowuk Council launches inquiry into suicide pandemic Wawatay News Staff

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Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School students Misty Meekis, Mary Ballantyne and Brittany Meekis walked with a large group of students, staff and community leaders during DFC’s annual memorial walk last week in Thunder Bay.

DFC holds annual memorial walk

High school students and staff attend ceremony by the river Rick Garrick

Wawatay News

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler does not want to see any more high school student deaths in Thunder Bay. “That is the last thing I want to do this year is come to a funeral of one of our students,” Fiddler said during the Sept. 5 Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School memorial walk along the McIntyre River to honour six students who died while pursuing their education goals at DFC. “We’ve lost too many. One is too many; seven is way too high.” Kasabonika Lake’s Jethro Anderson, 15, Pikangikum’s Curran Strang, 18, Mishkeegogamang’s Paul Panacheese, 19, Keewaywin’s Robyn Harper, 18, Poplar Hill’s Reggie Bushie, 15, and Keewaywin’s Kyle Morriseau, 17, died while attending DFC. Webequie’s Jordan Wabasse, 15, died while attending the Matawa Learning Centre in Thunder Bay. Students and staff from DFC as well as numerous community leaders threw flowers and tobacco into the McIntyre River to honour the six deceased students during the memorial walk, which began with an assembly at DFC and ended at a railway bridge just west of the May Street bridge. NAN Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic encouraged the students to be careful and to look out for each other while in the city. “It’s an exciting time to be alive, but there are a lot of pitfalls out there,” Kakegamic said. “It’s dangerous out there at times, so behave, look after yourselves, and if anybody is having a problem, don’t leave them behind alone. You look after them; look after

each other and be safe.” Thunder Bay Police Service Deputy Chief Andy Hay said the common denominator for most troubles and tragedies in Thunder Bay is alcohol. “If you find yourself in a situation where your friends or your classmates are intoxicated, they’ve been drinking and they can’t take care of themselves properly, do not leave them alone,” Hay said. “Don’t abandon them; you are your brother’s keeper, you are obviously your sister’s keeper. Call somebody — let the police know, let your counsellors know, let your principal know — but make sure you get a hold of somebody.”

We want to make sure that you are safe whether you are in school, after school, in the evenings or on the weekends. – Alvin Fiddler NAN Deputy Grand Chief

Since the first annual memorial walk was held in 2010, it has proved to be of benefit to some students. “After that first year in 2010, we had a student who came to us at the end of the school year,” said Northern Nishnawbe Education Council executive director Norma Kejick. “One of the things he said to us was, ‘you know, Mrs. Kejick, when you took us to the river at the beginning of the school year, I watched a lot of the staff crying, a lot of tears, a lot of sadness.’ And he said “I used to drink at the river all the time, but after you took us

to the river, I never drank at the river again this past school year.’” Kejick said that student’s experience indicates why NNEC has to continue educating students about the dangers of drinking in the city. “We’ve heard there is a lot of risky behavior out there, there are a lot of dangerous places,” Kejick said. “And there’s a lot of people who prey on young people.” Fiddler remembers “not knowing what to expect” when he first attended high school in Thunder Bay about 30 years ago. “There’s always that apprehension or maybe even a little bit of fear not knowing what’s going to happen,” Fiddler said, noting that Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the City of Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Police Service and others are working together to protect the students. “We want to make sure that you are safe whether you are in school, after school, in the evenings or on the weekends.” Fiddler encouraged the students to not feel afraid. “But you should also look after yourselves — it’s not just NNEC or the high school,” Fiddler said. “You also have a responsibility to be able to look after yourselves. And if you can’t, ask for help.” Fiddler said the inquiry into the deaths of the seven high school students will be held in the new year. “We’re working very closely with the families that have lost their loved ones,” Fiddler said. “We’re planning a meeting with the families here in Thunder Bay in October to begin the preparatory work involved to get everybody (ready for) what is going to happen in the new year.”

After receiving no government support, the Mushkegowuk First Nations in the James Bay region of Ontario will launch a ‘Peoples Inquiry’ to address the suicide crisis troubling their communities. “The suicide pandemic we experienced is like a deadly disease that is so unpredictable, hard to understand, very difficult to cure and definitely has been felt in every home throughout our communities,” said Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Stan Louttit. In a three-year period between 2009 and 2011, Mushkegowuk reported that about 600 youth and other community members experienced suicide ideation and loss of life. “This suicide pandemic devastated our communities and we need to do more research to find the real root causes of this pandemic and we never want our people to go through such a tragedy again,” said Mushkegowuk Council Deputy Grand Chief Leo Friday. The Mushkegowuk First Nations decided at a Summit in 2010 to develop an inquiry into the causes of the crises and how they can be addressed. After spending several years unsuccessfully applying for federal and provincial government support, the Mushkegowuk chiefs decided to proceed on their own. The First Nations have raised $226,000 from their communities and Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit from donations from corporate partners. Although there is a shortfall in the budget of $46,885 the communities are proceeding. Four community members have been selected as commissioners for the inquiry, along with a commission coordinator. The commissioners will hold two sets of hearings in each of the seven member First Nations in Mushkegowuk Council over the coming year. Despite not having all the funding secured, the seriousness and sense of urgency to start the People’s Inquiry prompted the Council of Chiefs to begin by hiring a coordinator and four commissioners. The lead commissioner is Mike Metatawabin from Fort Albany First Nation; Elder commissioner Jackie Fletcher from Missanabie Cree First Nation; youth commissioner - Helen Kataquapit from Attawapiskat First Nation and health & social commissioner Dorinda Vincent from Moose Cree First Nation and Nellie Trapper from Moose Cree First Nation. The public hearings are scheduled to start in Sept. 2013 and to be completed by March 2014.

Premier Wynne visits Fort Severn “I see you as stewards of the land.” Kimberly Stinson with Shirley Miles Special to Wawatay News

Premier Kathleen Wynne became the first premier in recent history to visit Fort Severn, the northern most reserve in Ontario. Premier Wynne, accompanied by Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, David Zimmer, toured the community Sept. 2 and met with Chief Joe Crowe, council and Elders to talk about issues important to the people of Fort Severn. After introductions and listening to Elders speak, the chief, council and visitors sat down with cups of traditional Labrador tea and began to talk. One of the first topics the council raised was about income security program for trappers. Wynne was asked why Ontario does not have an income

security program for trappers like the one in Quebec. There is currently the Canada/Ontario Resource Development Agreement, but funding has been cut in recent years, and this year funding did not cover all of the trappers approved by council, which prevents access to the fur income industry by current trappers and youth. Wynne said she would look into the Quebec model. Council also asked about the chance to be hooked into the hydro grid under development along the Manitoba border, if it is to be extended to southern Ontario. Currently, the community relies on diesel generators for their electricity. Although concern was expressed about potential damage to the environment by this extension through their lands. See PREMIER page 11


Wawatay News SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

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WAWATAY NEWS BRIEFS ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᑕᐃᐧᓂᑲᑌ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑕᐣᑕᐯ ᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑫᑌᐤ ᓂᑲᐅᓴᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐃᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐊᑕᑦ ᐱᑎᓫᐊ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑭᒪᒋᐢᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐃᐃᐁᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᐧᑌᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ ᓂᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓯᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓫᐁᐠᐁᐟ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ᙮ ᑲᐱ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔑᐃᐧᔭᐣ ᓂᑭᐅᒋᒪᒥᑎᓀᐣᑕᐣ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐁᐃᐧᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐅᑕ ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐁᐃᐧᐃᔕᔭᐣ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐱᑎᓫᐊ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒪᒪᐤ ᓂᑯᑕᐧᓱᒥᑕᓇ ᑕᓯᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ᙮ “ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᑭᑐᔭᐣ ᑫᓂᐣ ᐁᐃᐧᐅᑕᐱᓇᒪᐣ᙮ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᑲᔭ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᐢᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐁᐃᔑᐃᐧᑕᒪᐊᐧᑲᐧ ᑫᑯᓂᓂ ᑲᐃᔑᐸᑯᓭᓂᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᔭᑦ ᒋᑐᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᐱᓀᑲ ᑕᑭᐅᒋᑕᒪᓯᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓂᓂ᙮” ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᑭᑕᐃᐧᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᓂᒥᑕᓇ ᓂᐃᐧᔕᑊ ᐊᐦᑭ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᐃᐡᑲᐧᔭᐨ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑐᑲᐣ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᑕᐃᐧᓂᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᓯᓂᐸᐣ ᑭᐸᑭᔕᐊᐧᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪ ᑲᐟᓫᐃᐣ ᐃᐧᐣ, ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐃᐡᑕᐣ ᐃᔭᑎ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᐢ ᑲᐧᐃᐢ ᑲᑭᑲᒥᐠ ᑲᐊᔭᒧᐊᐧᐠ᙮ Wawaty News Staff

ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᑕᒥᒪ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᒪᒋᑐᑕᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐅᑕ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐁᑕᓴᑭᐃᐧᓀᐨ ᓂᑕᓂᐢ ᓂᑭᑲᑫᐧᒋᒥᐠ: ᓂᒥᐢᑲᐧᔕᑲᔦ ᐅᓇ? ᐊᑕᐊᐧ ᑭᒋᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐁᐅᒋᐨ ᓇᐯ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᒋᑐᑕᐊᐧᑲᓄᐃᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑕᓂᓴᐣ ᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐁᑕᓴᑭᐃᐧᓀᓂᐨ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐁᑭᓂᒪᑲᓄᐃᐧᓂᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑐᐦᐁᐠ ᒋᑭᒥᐢᑯᒋᓂᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᓴᑦ ᐁᑭᒋᓂᑕᑲᐧᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐅᑐᐦᐁᐠ ᑭᒥᐢᑲᐧᔕᑫ ᐁᔑᓂᑲᐣᑎᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᑕᔑᒣᑕᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᐊᐣ ᑲᑦᐳ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐦᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐅᑕᑕᒥᒪᐃᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᓂᑕᓂᑲᒧ᙮ “ᐊᐣᑕᐢ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐅᒋᒪᔭᑭᓭᓂᐠ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᑕᔑᒣᑕᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑕᔑᐡᑯᓄᐊᐧᐨ? ᐁᑲᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑭᒋᐃᔑᓂᑕᑲᓇᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐃᑭᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᔭᐸᑕᐠ᙮” ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑦᐳ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐣ ᔕᐧᐣ ᐊᑎᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᐃᐧᒋᑲᐸᐃᐧᑕᑯᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐃᑫᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑫᐧᑌ ᑭᒋᒥᐢᑯᑎᓂᑲᑌᓂᑭᐸᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒣᑕᐁᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑲ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᒋᑭᒪᓯᓇᑭᓯᐸᐣ᙮

ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑕᑎᐸᒋᑌᐠ: ᓇᓇᑲ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᐡᑲᐧᔭᐨ ᑲᑭᐊᓂᒧᑕᒪᐸᐣ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑐᑕᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐃᔑᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒪᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐃᔑᐃᐧᒋᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐣ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᓂᐨ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᐱᑯ ᐁᑲ ᐁᐃᐧᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᒋᑲᑌᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐱᓂᑲᓂᐢᑲᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᒪᔑᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᐊᐧᐁᐧᓇᑐᒋᐣ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᒪᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒥᓇ ᓇᓇᑲ ᒪᒋᑕᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓂᒧᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᔕ ᐱᑯ ᑲᔭ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᐊᓂᒧᑕᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᓂᐡᑕᑦ ᐁᐧᐡᑲᐨ ᑲᐅᒋᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᐅᓇᑌᑭᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᐅᒋᔓᓂᔭᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᒪᒋᑕᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐊᔭᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᐅᑕᑭᒧᐊᐧᐠ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐱᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᐅᑌᑫᐡᑭᑫᐨ ᑲᐧᓂᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᑕᐃᔑᓭᓯᓄᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐊᓂ ᓂᑲᐣ᙮

Cat Lake students Isaac Masakeyash, Isaiah Loon, Nicolas Ombash enjoyed the festivities in the gymnasium of the new school, the Lawrence Wesley Education Centre. The day included opening ceremonies for the school, a fesat, guest speakers, a tour of the community and a jigging performance by the Asham Stompers. “I feel like its going to be a good year,” said Loon. See more on Cat Lake on page 7.

ᐅᒪᓯᓇᑌᐱᒋᑫ ᑭᐱᒋᐁᐧᐱᓂᑫᑲᑕᐊᐧᑲᓄᐃᐧ ᐊᐦᐃ ᒋᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᑌᓯᒋᑲᐣ ᒥᐡᔐᓫ ᓫᐊᑎᒣᕑ ᐅᓇᓇᑕᐊᐧᐸᑕᐣ ᑫᐅᒋᐱᑫᐁᐧᐨ᙮ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔭ ᐁᐱᑭᐃᐧᑌᐨ ᐅᐅᐁᐧᑎ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐁᐃᐧᐱᒪᓯᓇᑌᐱᒋᑫᐨ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔭ ᐁᐃᐧᐱᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᑌᐱᒋᑲᓇᐣ ᐁᑭᓇᑯᒋᑲᑌᓂᑭᐣ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ ᑭᒋᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲᐠ᙮ ᓫᐊᑎᒣᕑ ᐅᔕ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐃᐧ ᐃᑫᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑎᒥᐣᐢ, ᐃᐧᑫᐧᑐᐣᐠ, ᑐᕑᐊᐃᑎᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑫᐣᓇᐧᕑᐊ ᑭᐃᔑᑲᐯᔑᐸᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᔭ ᐁᑎᓀᑫ ᑲᑭᐊᓄᑭᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᒪᔭᑦ ᐅᐦᒋ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒪᒪᑕᐃᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᐃᓇᐱᔭᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᒥᑲᐊᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐦᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᑌᐱᒋᑫ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᑲᔭ ᐁᐱᑎᐁᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᑌᓯᒋᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᔭ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐊᐧᐸᒪ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᓯᐱᓯ ᒪᓯᓇᑌᓯᒋᑲᓂᐠ ᐃᔑᓇᑯᓯ ᐃᒪᓯᓇᑌᓭᐨ᙮ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐊᐊᐧᔑᔑᐃᐧᐨ ᑭᓂᑕᓂᒥ ᒥᓇ ᒥᐡᑕᐦᐃ ᐅᑭᓇᓇᑕᐃᐧᑭᑫᐣᑕᐣ ᒋᓂᑕᓂᒥᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒪᐧᐣᑐᕑᐃᔭᐧ ᑭᒋᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑭᐃᔑᒪᒐᐸᐣ ᓂᓴᐧᓱᔕᑊ ᑲᑕᓴᐧᑭᐃᐧᓀᐨ᙮ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᔑᑐᐨ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑭᐱᔕ ᐁᑭᐱᐊᓄᑭᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐁᑭ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᔓᓂᔭᐁᐧᐨ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐅᑕ ᑭᒋᐊᑲᒪᑭᐠ ᐁᑭᐃᔑᒪᒐᐨ ᓂᑯᑕᐧᓱᐱᓯᑦ ᐃᓂᑯᐠ᙮ ᓂᑕᐸᐸᒥᔭ ᐊᐦᐃ ᐅᑕ ᐱᑯ ᐁᓇᓇᑕᐊᐧᒋᒧᓀᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᐁᐃᐧᑎᐸᒋᑕᑭᐣ᙮

ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᔓᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐅᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓂᐱᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᑲᐅᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᓂᐱᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᑲᐅᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᑭᒋᔭᐸᑕᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ.

ᐊᒥᑯᒪᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᓭ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧ ᐊᐧᐁᐧᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐠ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᓂᑲᓂᐢᑲᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᔓᓂᔭᑫᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧ ᒪᒋᑕᐃᐧᓇᐣ᙮

ᓇᓇᑲ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐃᓯᓭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑭᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐊᐧᓄᐣ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲᐠ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᓇᓇᑲ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᑭᓇᑐᐊᐧᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᐦᐊᐣ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓄᐦᐃᐁᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᓂᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᒪ ᑲᑭᐊᔭᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐦᐃᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑭᐅᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᑯᓯᐸᓂᐠ ᑐᑲᐣ ᐊᐧᓴ, ᐯᓫᐃᑲᐣ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑌᓇᐢ ᑲᕑᐊᑦᒥᑎ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᔭ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᑲᑭᐃᔕᐊᐧᐸᐣ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᐊᔭᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑎᐸᒋᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐊᐧᐸᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐱᒥᐃᐡᑯᓄᐊᐧᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑭᐊᔭᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐦᐊᐠ ᐁᐣᐁᐣᐃᓯ ᐊᓄᑭᓇᑲᓇᐠ ᑐᑲᐣ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓄᐦᐃᐁᐧᐠ, ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᑭᒪᐠ, ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᐅᐱᒧᒋᑫᐠ, ᒪᐡᑭᑭᐃᐧᑫᐧᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑭᒋᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐣ ᑲᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒪᐊᐧᐨ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᒋᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᑭᐃᐧᓇᑐᑕᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᓂᑭᐦᐃᑯᒪᐠ ᑲᑕᒋᐸᒋᒧᐊᐧᐨ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐅᑎᓭᒪᑲᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᒋᒥᓇᑲᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐃᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑐᕑᐃᑎ ᑐᕑᐃ ᑲᐃᔑᑲᐯᔑᔭᐠ᙮ ᐊᒥᐁᐧ ᐁᑫᐧᓇᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᐁᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᔕᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑎᐸᒋᒧᑕᐊᐧᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᐣᐁᐣᐃᓯ ᐊᓄᑭᓇᑲᓇᐣ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᓇᓇᑲ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑭᐊᓂᒧᑌᐊᐧᓄᐣ ᑐᑲᐣ ᑲᒪᒐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐠ, ᑕᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑲᑫᐧᑭᔕᐁᐧᓂᒧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ᙮

ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᓂᐱᑲᐠ ᑲᐅᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᑕᐣ ᐊᐦᐃ ᓂᐱᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᑲᐅᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧᑎ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ᙮ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐁᐦᐃ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᒋᑐᐃᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ

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Wawatay News

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

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INSPECTION Inspection of Approved Slash Pile Burning Caribou Forest The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) invites you to inspect the MNR-approved Prescribed Burn plan for slash pile burning that will be carried out by Resolute FP Canada Inc. in the Kiwi and Watin areas of the Caribou Forest (see map). Burning is also planned by MNR in the Hillside area. As part of our ongoing efforts to regenerate and protect Ontario’s forests, some harvested areas have been selected to be burned under the strict guidelines of the MNR Prescribed Burn Planning Manual. The Prescribed Burn will reduce the area covered in woody slash debris while increasing the area available for regeneration and reducing the fire hazard. The burns are scheduled for ignition between October 1, 2013 and December 1, 2013. Information about these Prescribed Burn projects, including specific locations and maps, is available for public viewing at the offices of either MNR or Resolute FP Canada Inc. (location below) during normal business hours. Individuals may view Resolute’s approved plan on the MNR public website at beginning September 11, 2013. The Ontario Government Information Centre in Sioux Lookout (located at 62 Queen Street) provides Internet access. For more information or to discuss the Prescribed Burn projects, please contact:


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Wawatay News SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

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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

Commentary The principles of ‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ Reflections of a northern nurse

photo by Mike Simpson/Wawatay News archives

Plan arrives Ogoki, April 1982.


n my last column I addressed the issue of how the Ontario government, with its legacy and litany of failed relationships with the province’s First Peoples, was a “have not” province. Successive governments in Ontario have not been able to connect the dots and realize that the future of resource development and extractive industries in Ontario must be based not only on sound and constructive consultation policies and practises, but also on a commitment to build capacity within Aboriginal communities and share in the revenues created by these developments. But if past history in Ontario is any indication, the future is not promising. For the past four months, I have been working with some very dedicated professionals who comprise the Land and Resources department of my wife’s community of Pic Mobert First Nation. We have been compiling a cumulative environmental effects assessment for the upcoming federal-provincial hearings respecting the application of mining giant Stillwater Canada to create a series of open pit mines within the traditional territory that Pic Mobert has shared with other Aboriginal communities for hundreds of years. Located within the 1850 Robinson-Superior Treaty area, the reserve lands are located north of Puskaskwa National Park and are adjacent to White Lake Provincial Park. The ancestors of current day community members sustained themselves physically, culturally and spiritually by hunting and harvesting the bounty of the vast lands and waters of their traditional territory with community members travelling far afield in the process. In using Aboriginal traditional knowledge as a primary source of information for the assessment, it very quickly becomes clear that the dominant theme weaving its way throughout the history of Pic Mobert First Nation has been one of the relentless and unceasing dispossession of its traditional lands by external forces. Through the process of “galloping incrementalism” the traditional territory of the Pic Mobert Ojibway has been subjected to every form of incursion from the free grants of generous right-of-ways given to the Canadian Pacific and National railways, the TransCanada highway, all manner of Crown forestry leases and their attendant roads and bush trails, an invasion of speculators and prospectors looking for the next silver lining, and the

crowning triumph – the alienation of Aboriginal traditional lands through the creation of thousands of square kilometres of “protected spaces,” most prominent among them White Lake Provincial and Pukaskwa National Parks. All of this without consultation let alone free and informed consent. Well, no more! The principle of free and informed consent is now championed in an internationally recognized agreement. Now that Canada has finally signed The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the federal government commits itself and Canadian jurisdictions to fulfill the spirit and intent. Never mind that Canada originally embarrassed itself by opposing the Declaration for five years - having joined forces in their opposition to the Declaration with such auspicious human rights champions as the Russian Federation, Colombia and Azerbaijan. Dragged screaming and kicking to the signature table in 2012, Canada finally joins the other 144 countries in the world bound by the tenets of this Declaration. A July 2013 extract from the report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur, James Anaya on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, sums up the responsibility of signatory states quite succinctly: “The Declaration and various other international sources of authority . . . lead to a general rule that extractive activities should not take place within the territories of indigenous peoples without their free, prior and informed consent. Indigenous peoples’ territories include lands that are in some form titled or reserved to them by the State, . . . , or other areas that are of cultural or religious significance to them or in which they traditionally have access to resources that are important to their physical well-being or cultural practices Armed with this new international tool and with a raft of decisions from Canada’s senior law courts, the future of resource extraction in Canada is going to be done in a whole new way and never again 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. He invites comments on his columns at

Cathryn Britton Special to Wawatay News


n preparation to write this article, I spent the summer months reflecting on my current nursing practice in the First Nations in rural northern Ontario. However, sifting through the many transformative experiences that have gratefully come my way in the past year has caused some difficulty in locating the intended focus of my message, mainly because there is simply so much to tell. Nevertheless, upon my most recent departure from Kashechewan First Nation, I had a very enlightening and encouraging conversation with two middle-aged Cree women. In discussing a few of the several health inequities First Nations women routinely face, I was encouraged by one of the women to “Speak up.” And so, it is with her blessing, and with great respect for the Aboriginal peoples whom I serve as a guest in their communities, as well as for their profoundly complex and powerful histories and traditions which I cannot capture, that I share a brief moment in northern nursing. As a preface to what I have chosen to share, I believe it is important to disclose some of the perceived ideas about the

I’m listening to the vibrant so-called northern nurse. I’ve voice of Buffy Saint Marie, learned from a few of my colwhile I wait for my plane to leagues that there exists five leave. I’m one of two passengers main reasons why nurses take here so far, with the other yet to their practice to the north. arrive. It’s me and the airport They are the five M’s: misattendant. sionary, mercenary, men/ As I sit and reflect on the past marital problems, mad, and few weeks, I’m overwhelmed misfit. As a newcomer, I was by a sense of purpose and mostly ignorant to the five M’s. reward that I’ve never quite As a nurse acutely aware of the experienced to this degree in political nature of our profesmy young career. I feel grateful sion, I was motivated to go to and honoured, to have come the north by a sincere interest here again, and to feel a sense in working with vulnerable of community. populations and a growing conIt has taken some time to get cern for my fellow Canadians, here. who are, as Rudyard Griffiths Each trip to the north seems poignantly remarks, “strangers to have a theme in their own or focus for me, lands… an each incredibly administrative challenging in challenge as Canadian society its own right. opposed to a and the nursing My last contract dynamic force community are was filled with in the unfoldyoung mothers ing of the coun- ignorant to our the many try’s identity… national responsibility and socioeconomic, a historical to respond cultural, and anachronism health issues in the eyes of appropriately... attached to the dominant the priceless culture”. occupation. This time, I took I was also inspired to make a care of several patients with professional change after nurssevere mental health illness, ing in the south for a number of two of whom had attempted to reasons. end their lives. Young motherFinally, and most influenhood and mental health are key tial, I was encouraged to join examples of areas of health care the ranks of northern nurses in the north that experience after having had a pivotal extreme lack. conversation with a nurse pracBut for whatever reason, I titioner friend and colleague. I seem to see more of one parexpressed my interest to pursue ticular health issue each trip. global health nursing opportuThat is not to say my colleagues nities in the developing world, aren’t seeing the others, that’s with prospective plans to travel for certain. To be clear, there to East Africa with Medicins is never a shortage of patients Sans Frontiers. Her apt reply resonated deeply with me: “You whose various health needs present deep and complex don’t have to go to Africa. Just struggle; it is not as though one go up north.” So, with that, I of my visits illustrates the ebb did. and flow of the health injustices And now, a year since that here. The tide is high. life-changing conversation, I I am filled with a bevy of am brought back to a beautiful emotion: reverence, hope, spring day in Attawapiskat First respect, and sadness – for all Nation.

that is and came before me in this place. For the indelible mark of colonialism on our Canadian identity and its painful ugliness. For the cultural richness and resilience of the First Nations despite it all. For the tremendous weight of memory and history and stories untold. Too-ki-ni-skoo, which is to say medicinewoman, nurse. The terms ‘Aboriginal’ and ‘First Nations’ have become ubiquitous in recent decades. However, I would argue that non-Aboriginal Canadians generally do not have an accurate idea of what they really mean. Furthermore, there is little understanding of and concern for the insidious consequences of colonialism, which extend to present day government policies and procedures that are “based on a philosophy of displacement and assimilation.” While there is limited meaningful discussion of our Canadian counterparts in nursing school, and we occasionally hear about ongoing social and political crises in the First Nations on the news, the realities and histories of indigenous Canadians are largely unknown. As such, much of Canadian society and the nursing community are ignorant to our national responsibility to respond appropriately to what it has in fact created - a dispossessed north. I would urge our community, which is filled with bright, caring, intelligent nurses, to think more critically and empathetically about our northern communities, as well as demand more from nursing institutions and the national sociopolitical consciousness at large. Pick up a relevant book, attend a talk, visit a friendship centre, enter a constructive dialogue, actively listen, and, should the opportunity present itself and the cause compel you, speak up and head north.

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Wawatay News

SEPTEMBER 12, 2013


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How do you feel about going back to school?

Aliyah Capay (left),9, and Lilly Kejick, 8 Lac Seul First Nation Grade 4 at Kejick Bay School

“Ya, because of the iPads, free time, gym and hiking.”

Nelson Kakegamic Slate Falls

Clyde Moonias Neskantaga

Reilly Thivierge Lac Seul First Nation

“It’s good to see all my buddies again and to be in school.”

“It’s my first year at DFC and I’m super excited. I’m planning on taking culinary after I finish my Grade 12.”

“Sort of. It’s fun at school. “It’s awesome.” I like the schoolwork and gym – hockey, exercising, basketball, warming up.”

Father files human rights complaint against football club Wawatay News Staff “My five-year-old daughter asked me: Am I a redskin?” An Ottawa man has filed a discrimination complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on behalf of his fiveyear-old daughter in an effort to get the Nepean Redskins Football Club to change its racially offensive name. “The players call each other ‘redskins’ on the field,” said Ian Campeau, an Ojibway father, musician and DJ. “How are they going to differentiate the playing field from the school yard? What’s going to stop them from calling my daughter a redskin in the school yard? That’s as offensive as using the n-word.” Mr. Campeau’s Human Rights submission has won the support of Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, and the Native Women’s Association of Canada. He is asking the Human Rights Tribunal to

order the National Capital Amateur Football Association, which fields teams at various age levels using the Redskins name, to change the name and logo, which includes a cartoon depiction of a Native man.

“ What’s going to stop them from calling my daughter a redskin in the school yard?” - Ian Campeau

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo said: “I support this action because the term ‘redskins’ is offensive and hurtful and completely inappropriate. First Nations are too often exposed to racism and discrimination and I do not want to see any young Indigenous child hurt because their peers use this term in the mistaken belief that

it is acceptable. This complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal speaks to the broader need for greater public awareness, education and understanding about First Nations people and our shared history and priorities. Our preference always is to work together to reach respectful outcomes and it is unfortunate that this step must be taken as a last resort. It is time to banish the term ‘redskins.’” Mr. Campeau is being supported in his submission by Barbara McIsaac and Qajaq Robinson of the national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) on a pro bono basis. The filing also asks the Tribunal to direct the Human Rights Commission to draft a policy on the use of indigenous identities and imagery in sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, the governing body for college sports in the United States, banned the use of Native names and symbols nearly 10 years ago, except where a

Native Nation has consented. The Seminole Nation, in the southeastern U.S., has allowed Florida State University to call its sports teams the Seminoles. Mr. Campeau does not seek financial damages. He has proposed a five-year period to phase in a new name and logo. He has also offered to work with the Football Club on possible solutions, or to work with the Club and a mediator to settle the dispute, but the Club has not responded. “I’ve offered to volunteer DJ and to help raise funds to offset costs, as have other artists and musicians, as the uniforms have to be replaced every year or two anyway,” he said. “I’ve proposed many different options to change this offensive, hurtful and non-inclusive situation. It’s marginalizing, dehumanizing and racial profiling. If my daughter wanted to play football, or even watch it, she wouldn’t feel welcome.”


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Lenny’s Legacy Re: Lenny’s Goodbye (Wawatay News August 29) Thank you for your writing which was always insightful and informative. You are a storyteller, no matter what you may protest, and I look forward to reading, hearing and seeing more of your stories. via online “It is very humbling to realize that these people – complete strangers mostly – are entrusting me with details about themselves, their feelings and experiences. I try not to take it for granted and do the story right. I hold those words in my heart as I write up the story, and keep the readers in mind.” Well said Brotha, good luck at the Ceeeeebs.... Danny Kresnyak

“Serious silly” ideas from the north With respect! Kwe, Boozhoo, Aanii, Aniish Na. Allow me to be serious-silly for a moment! While watching APTN’s series “SAMAQAN.” The segment featured how the lack of water infrastructure in some of the communities has had many negative impacts and continues to aggravate many problems, not the least of which is health. One of the men interviewed referred to his having to use a “slop-pot” for the family toilet, or as we called it back in the day in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, the “Honey Pot!” Breaking Wind, A New Moo’vment, might have us sending to Ottawa small plastic pails, empty and sterile of course, like many government promises, except for a roll or two of our favourite wipe or maybe it could be a cartoon series: Breaking Wind, Voices From the Wooden Terlet! Shaemus Skye


Wawatay News SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

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First law school in northern Ontario opens Former Sandy Lake chief accepted into inaugural class Rick Garrick Wawatay News

Former Sandy Lake chief Adam Fiddler took another step towards his childhood dream of being a lawyer on Sept. 4 as a member of the inaugural class at Lakehead University’s new Faculty of Law. “It’s a dream that I’ve had since a child — I’ve always wanted to go to law school,” said Fiddler, one of 60 students in the first cohort. “When the law school was announced, that’s when I said ‘hey, it’s time to follow my dreams.’ That’s one of the messages I’ve always given to young people, follow your dreams, and it’s never too late.” The first new law school to open its doors in Ontario in 44 years, Lakehead’s Faculty of Law celebrated with a ribbon cutting and speeches from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic and other dignitaries. “Having a law school that will prepare generations of lawyers who will understand Aboriginal issues and the needs of the north is critical to the health of the province,” Wynne said. “You will have the opportunity to specialize in areas that matter most to your home communities, and that is extremely significant.” Wynne said the new law faculty’s students will study Aboriginal law, learn how to practice law in smaller communities and gain a detailed understanding of natural resource management, particularly in the fields of mining and forestry. “Generations of lawyers, starting with this class, will have a deep understanding of the legal issues confronting the north,” Wynne said. Located in the former Port Arthur Collegiate Institute building in Thunder Bay, the new law school was developed with a focus on northern issues,

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Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulated former Sandy Lake chief Adam Fiddler during the Sept. 4 inaugural class celebration at Lakehead University’s new Faculty of Law. including Aboriginal, natural resource and small or single-practitioner law and access to justice in northern and rural communities. Ontario provided $1.5 million for capital improvements to the historic building. “I am particularly pleased that the school has committed to addressing Aboriginal issues in all of its subjects — this is important not only for First Nations students, but Canadian students as well,” Beardy said, noting that First Nations people lobbied and advocated to have the law school established in Thunder Bay. “I think the leadership needs to continue to be vocal to make sure that our challenges are being addressed. We need to understand why our (First Nations people) are overrepresented (in Ontario’s jails). What is wrong? We need to make sure that is being looked at so that long-term solutions can be developed to address

that.” Kakegamic said the location of the new law school will encourage more Aboriginal people to study law. “It is exciting times right now,” Kakegamic said. “The (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) has proven that if we have a medical school in our vicinity, more people will go because a lot of them are just a plane distance away. I think this law school will prove the same thing — we’re going to train a lot of Aboriginal people to go into the legal profession where they can be a part of the solution and help with some of the legal challenges that we have in our territory. This is a very historical day.” Kakegamic said the first Aboriginal law students will serve as role models for coming generations. “They will play a vital role in encouraging students to go for their dreams,” Kakegamic said. “If they can do

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it, other First Nations can do it also.” Fiddler first began talking about going to law school at the age of eight, but he wasn’t the first in his family to go to law school — his younger sister Tyance has already graduated from law school at the University of Ottawa. “My younger sister didn’t talk about it, she went ahead and did it and she beat me to it, so I’ve got a few years to catch up,” Fiddler said. “It’s a real honour to be here, but we all realize that the real work starts now. It’s going to be challenging, it will be difficult, it will require hard work and commitment and I’m just hopeful that I can succeed.” Fiddler’s father Ennis was proud to see his son in the inaugural class. “More and more, we’re seeing a lot of our own people entering the professional fields in different areas,” Ennis said. “And it’s very good to see that. I encourage other Native students to think about going into fields of profession like this.” Marten Fall’s Evelyn Baxter took up the law school challenge in the late 1980s and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in 1991. “I’m actually the very first person from Nishnawbe Aski Nation to be called to the bar, back in 1993,” Baxter said. “I’ve had a very interesting and rewarding career. Currently I am an adjudicator with the Indian residential schools process and I hear all the Indian residential school stories across the country.” Recent law graduate Derek Fox plans to help mentor some of the Aboriginal students in the new law school. “I understand the difficulties of first-year law,” said Fox, who recently finished his articling year at Cheadles in Thunder Bay after graduated from law school at the University of Manitoba in 2012. “It’s a lot of work because you don’t know what you are doing and you don’t know how to write a law school exam.”

Dudley George died for our rights, says Madahbee Wawatay News Staff As Anishinabek Nation communities observe the shooting death 18 years ago Sept. 6 of unarmed protestor Dudley George at the former Ipperwash Provincial Park, Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee said First Nations can never forget the sacrifices that have been made in the defence of treaty and inherent rights. “The clear message of the Ipperwash Inquiry Report recommendations was that all Ontarians need to have a better understanding of and respect for the treaty relationship,” he said. “We want the George family at Kettle and Stony Point to know that our thoughts are with them on this day, and that our resolve remains strong despite government trying to legislate away our nationhood.” “We would have expected that the deaths of First Nations citizens would make Canada and Ontario understand that the old colonial approaches simply will not work. But they are still plowing ahead, greedily raping our lands of natural resources and chopping the budgets of First Nations organizations for speaking out about the injustices.” Madahbee said the Harper government is causing irreparable damage to Canada’s relationship with First Nations and to its international reputation, since its current legislative agenda ignores its constitutional obligations and its commitments as a signatory to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.



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SEPTEMBER 12, 2013


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Cat Lake opens new school

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13 years after original school destroyed, community celebrates new school

Thursday September 26, 2013 at 7:30 Location: 313 Sanders Road West, Sioux Lookout, ON

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NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno, principal Ruby Keesickquayash, MP Greg Rickford, Terry Waboose, Chief Russell Wesley, Windigo Chair Frank Mckay, Windigo Program Director Mary-Ann Ketchmonia, Education Director Marie Stewart and students of the new Lawrence Wesley Education Centre celebrate the opening of the school.

Wawatay News Staff It has taken over 13 years but Cat Lake First Nation finally has a new school. The Lawrence Wesley Education Centre opened during ceremonies last week, which included guest speakers, a feast, a tour of the community and a rousing performance by Winnipeg square dancers. “This a dream realized,” said Cat Lake Chief Russell Wesley. “This is an investment in the future and it has been 13 years in the making so I am very happy how things turned out.”

The new kindergarten to Grade 8 facility will accommodate approximately 176 students and is 2,249 square metres in size. The autumn colours in the interior inspire the school colours and the exterior blue colours are taken form the official colours used by the community. Not only is there the school but also a hockey rink, baseball field and kindergarten play area in front of the school for easy community access. The previous school burned down over 13 years ago leaving the students in an older makeshift building with five cramped

classrooms and portables. “There is a need for more schools, better schools in our communities,” said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno said during opening remarks. “Education is a priority and one of the tools in the ladder to success. This school will be the key to the prosperity of this community,” he said. Chief Wesley agreed. “This new school will improve the educational outcomes of our community’s students and represents hope for our young people, who will one day be our leaders,” he said.

Wawatay’s Mining Quarterly

Onotassiniik is now accepting Advertising submissions for the Winter 2013 edition. The next issue will be available on November 7 and the deadline to submit advertising is September 27 Planned features: Powering mining development in northern Ontario & opportunities for remote First Nations to replace diesel generators Detour Gold recently started production at its open-pit gold mine north of Cochrane, Ontario. Roughly 25 per cent of its workforce is from regional First Nation communities. NAN Grand Chief meets with foreign consulates re: resource development / Matawa meets with foreign delegations

For advertising inquiries contact Tom Scura: Phone: 1-807-344-3022 • Fax: 1-807-344-3182 1-888-575-2349 •


Wawatay News SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

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Sioux Mountain School Pow Wow

Finance & Human Resources Manager

Summary The Finance & HR Manager reports to the CEO and is responsible for preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls, and human resources administration, purchasing, maintaining accounts payable, accounts receivable and assist in managing office operations. The Finance Manager must work within Wawatay Native Communications Society Finance policies and procedures. Responsibilities: Financial Management • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO and department managers; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep management team abreast of the organization’s financial status. • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting. • Assist the CEO and department managers by reviewing proposals to ensure soundness, with particular emphasis on the review of budgets and cash flow forecasts. • Preparation and presentation of all financial reports, notes, recommendations and resolutions required by the CEO Human Resources • Further develop Wawatay’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting. • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined. • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures. General • Supervise staff in the finance and IT departments. • Establish and oversee the maintenance of a financial and human resource filing system for the organization. Qualifications • Designation or diploma in an accounting, business administration and/or human resources field. • Minimum of three years experience in a financial management, and/or human resource management position. • Knowledge and experience of for-profit and not-for-profit business practices. • Knowledge and experience with a computerized and networked accounting system.

• Complete all reconciliations and general journal entries required in the preparation of an accurate set of monthly financial statements • Distribute monthly financial statements including receivables, payables and cheque listing to the CEO and department managers. • Prepare and ensure all reports and remittances for HST, payroll remittances, WSIB, HRDC hiring reports and other reports that may be required are submitted on time. • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary. • Evaluate and approve or reject credit applications for in-house credit accounts

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Six-year-old Tia Chum from Mishkeegogamang with her great-great-great grandmother Clara Ashmugkesish. Family members place Clara’s age at 113.

• Assist in human resource planning with department managers and the CEO. • Ensure that all employee evaluations are completed within the proper time frames. • Assist department managers and CEO in securing training grants and internships. • Oversee the preparation of the bi-weekly payroll in order to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner

Attawapiskat Pow Wow

• Ensure the safe keeping of all financial, legal, insurance and maintenance contracts and documents. • Establish and maintain the organization’s financial and personnel policies. • Perform other related duties as required by the CEO. • Must have a high degree of initiative, motivation and the ability to observe strict confidentiality is essential, and must be willing to work overtime when required. • Must provide current criminal reference check. • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. The ability to communicate in Cree, Ojibway or Oji-Cree is an asset.

Location: Sioux Lookout, Ontario Apply by: September 13, 2013 @ 4:00 CST Please send resume to:

James Brohm, Acting CEO Wawatay Native Communications Society Box 1130, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B7 Fax: (807) 737-3224 Email:

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WNCS thanks those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Attawapiskat pow wow took place last week. Drum groups taking part included Old Man Bear from Webequie, Niguskwan Cree and Chikiney Creek Singers from Attawapiskat and Ghost Creek from Kashechewan. (For more photos see the Pow Wow gallery at wawatay online.)

Wagamese shortlisted for award

Chief Administrative Officer

Nurse Practitioner (Clinic)

Permanent, Full-Time - Location: Sioux Lookout, ON Deadline: September 17, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

Permanent, Full Time - Location: Sioux Lookout, ON Deadline: September 26, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

Late applicants will not be given consideration

Late applicants will not be given consideration

Full job details are available on our website: under Careers.

Full job details are available on our website: under Careers.

For more information, contact our Human Resources department Tel: (807) 737-1802 or 1-800-842-0681 Email: Fax (807) 737-1076

For more information, contact our Human Resources department Tel: (807) 737-1802 or 1-800-842-0681 Email: Fax (807) 737-1076

Mental Health Counsellor (East Area)

Mental Health Counsellor (West Area)

Intake Support Worker

Full Time Term Position-Six (6) Months - Location: Sioux Lookout, ON Deadline: September 26, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

Full Time Term Position-Six (6) Months - Location: Sioux Lookout, ON Deadline: September 26, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

Permanent, Full Time - Location: Sioux Lookout, ON Deadline: September 26, 2013 @ 4:30 p.m.

Late applicants will not be given consideration

Late applicants will not be given consideration

Late applicants will not be given consideration

Full job details are available on our website: under Careers.

Full job details are available on our website: under Careers.

Full job details are available on our website: under Careers.

For more information, contact our Human Resources department Tel: (807) 737-1802 or 1-800-842-0681 Email: Fax (807) 737-1076

For more information, contact our Human Resources department Tel: (807) 737-1802 or 1-800-842-0681 Email: Fax (807) 737-1076

For more information, contact our Human Resources department Tel: (807) 737-1802 or 1-800-842-0681 Email: Fax (807) 737-1076

Wawatay News Staff Richard Wagamese is a finalist for the inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for his novel Indian Horse. The Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature aims to provide engaging and culturallyrelevant books for young people across Canada by recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Metis and Inuit authors. Indian Horse tells the moving story of Saul Indian Horse, an Ojibway man who embarks on a marvelous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when

he’s sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Richard Wagamese is an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario. He is the author of many awardwinning books and was the 2012 recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media & Communications and most recently, the 2013 recipient of the Canada Council Molson Prize in the Arts. Indian Horse was selected for CBC’s Canada Reads program in 2013 and won the First Nation Communities Read award for 2013-14. Wagamese lives in Kamloops, BC.

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Weeneebayko Area Health Authority Cancer Care Project Wachay, WAHA and the Colon Cancer Check program are looking to increase the number of men and women who are being screened for colorectal cancer in Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Peawanuck. If you are aged 50 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 74 and have never been screened or it has been more than two years since your last one, please see your doctor or nurse to get your FOBT kit. All men and women who participate from the communities mentioned will receive a $25 Northern Gift Card (while quantities last) and a chance to win monthly prizes. Check your behind and remind your loved ones to! Sure it takes a little courage to scoop your poop on a stick but cancer is scarier. For more information, please visit www.weeneebaykohealth. ca and click on the Cancer Care Project page. You can also visit us on Facebook on our Weeneebayko Cancer Project page. Weeneebayko Area Health Authority Cancer Care Project Wachay, WAHA and the Ontario Breast Screening Program are looking to increase the number of women from Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Peawanuck to get screened for breast cancer. If you are a woman aged 50 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 74 and have never been screened or it has been more than two years since your last one, please see your doctor or nurse to arrange for a mammogram. Please, help us to put the squeeze on breast cancer. For more information, please visit and click on the Cancer Care Project page. You can also visit us on Facebook on our Weeneebayko Cancer Project page. Meegwetch

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Wawatay News Staff Nibinimik resident Ila Amik biked from Pickle Lake to Thunder Bay last week to raise funds and awareness of the Nibinimik First Nation 9/11 Memorial. She left Pickle Lake on Aug. 30 and arrived in Thunder Bay Sept. 4 raising almost $4,000 over her 540 km ride which the community matched bringing the total to approxiamtely $8,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am one of the family mem-

bers that lost a loved one that perished in the plane crash Sept. 11, 2003 in Summer Beaver,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of us have been affected by this tragic incident that happened a decade ago. This is our way of healing when we come together. I believe that healing is part of our journey in life.â&#x20AC;? All proceeds go towards 9/11 Memorial Gathering. To make donations please contact: Richard Roundhead 807 5932131 or Mary Ash 807 593-2131

Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier says the province will let businesses make decisions on where to locate smelters and processing plants, while the Ring of Fire will bring jobs to the region on its own. Kathleen Wynne made the comments Sept. 3 after a mining analystâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suggestion the government should do more to make mining attractive. Wynne said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no point in rushing agreements among government, First Nations, and mining companies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a political message thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out there from the opposition parties that says â&#x20AC;Ś we should move faster on the Ring of Fire â&#x20AC;Ś and we just have to sweep all of the barriers out of the way,â&#x20AC;? Wynne said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s code for not paying attention to environmental protections, and not making sure that our relationships with First Nations are in place.â&#x20AC;? Wynne added that Bob Rae and Frank Iaccobucci are working very closely with First Nations communities, and are making progress.

Premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sudbury visit disappoints critics Nickel Belt New Democrat MPP France Gelinas would have liked to have heard more policy and less politeness from Premier Kathleen Wynne when she visited Sudbury this week. Sudbury Progressive Conservative candidate Paula Peroni wanted to hear that Wynneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liberal government has put someone


from government in charge of the Ring of Fire development to move it forward. Neither woman got her wish. Gelinas tagged along on a tour Wynne took Thursday afternoon of Crossworks Manufacturing in downtown Sudbury, a plant where 10 percent of De Beer Victor Diamond Mine gems are cut and polished.

Interest in global mine rescue event expands The interest from around the world in the sixth International Mine Rescue Body (IMRB) conference being hosted in Ontario this Fall continues to expand. Registration for the event has now surpassed 200 delegates from 22 different nations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both numbers are higher than originally anticipated. The symposium portion of the event will be held in Niagara Falls from Oct. 5 to 10 and the field trip component will be held in Sudbury from Oct. 10 to 13. The IMRB conference is being hosted by the Canadian Association of Chief Inspectors of Mines, Canadian mine rescue organizations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the Canadian mining industry in general. Several Ontario Mining Association members are participating in and supporting the conference and field trip. General topics to be discussed in Niagara Falls include emergency preparedness and response planning, crisis management, effective mine rescue training, emerging rescue technologies and mine rescue research. Also up for discussion is the case for developing an international mine rescue code of practice to set minimum standards

and facilitate assistance between and among countries in the case of emergencies.

Chippewas battle over open pit mine While laughing children bob in kayaks along the sandy shores of Lake Superior, their somber parents hunch over picnic tables talking about their wild rice, their water, their fish and their way of life. Members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians worry about what is to become of their lake, a life source for their people. Gov. Scott Walker, his fellow Republicans and the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s onetime enemies, labor unions, are championing a $1.5 billion open pit mine planned for the Bad River watershed, six miles from the reservation in the pristine Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin. On Aug. 30, six Chippewa tribes of Lake Superior sent President Obama a letter requesting the Department of the Interior prepare litigation to protect the wetlands, fisheries, waters and wildlife from mining. The mining area is honeycombed with 70 miles of rivers and streams that flow north into Lake Superior, which the tribes say would be threatened. This March, Walker signed a bill streamlining the approval process and easing environmental regulations for the proposed open pit iron ore mine, in which wide swaths of earth are removed to extract minerals. The issue playing out in Wisconsin is being repeated elsewhere.

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Filmmaker enjoys the North Oshki signs agreement Local director voted â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Top 10 to watchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Canada

Wawatay News Staff Michelle Latimer looks for any excuse to come home. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a visit to a northern community for film and acting workshops or having her latest film open the Bay Street Film Festival in Thunder Bay last weekend, she enjoys coming home. Latimer is a northern woman who lived in Timmins, Thunder Bay, Dryden and Kenora and worked all points in between. Her northern roots run deep. In fact, her twitter account is #Northerngrrrl. The green-eyed MĂŠtis/Algonquin filmmaker, curator and actor can be seen in APTNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blackstone TV series, various CBC productions and independent films. As a youth she excelled in dance and auditioned to study dance and performing arts in Montreal, leaving home at 17. After graduation she returned north and worked for a pipeline saving enough money to take herself to southeast Asia for six months. She is an adventurer seeking stories to tell. And she found a northern story to tell with her first film Choke.

The critically-acclaimed stop motion animation film was based on Kyle Morrisseau, a 17-yearold former Dennis Franklin Cromarty (DFC) High School student who drowned while attending school in Thunder Bay. She met Kyle, an artist and the grandson of iconic artist Norval Morrissea, while doing research a year before his tragedy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was first drawn to Kyle when I was researching a documentary about First Nations youth who are forced to leave their families and homes in the north in order to attend high school in the city,â&#x20AC;? Latimer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These students end up living in urban centres with families they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. Many experience feelings of extreme isolation and depression.â&#x20AC;? The film went on to premiere at the prestigious 2011 Sundance Film Festival where it received the Special Jury Honorable Mention for Best International Short Film before screening at Cannes, Rotterdam, and Oberhausen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe film can heal. Storytelling for me, more than anything, is about my own expression of empathy for the stories I see,â&#x20AC;? she said. Latimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartfelt philosophy can be seen in her next film, Alias which screened last week at the Bay Street Film Festival in Thunder Bay. The feature documentary follows aspiring rappers trying to escape the gangster life and is an in-depth look into the world of the streets, and the hustle known as the rap-trap. Latimer was awarded this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Playbook â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Top 10 Filmmakers To Watchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at a ceremony during the Toronto International Film Festival ceremony last week. But after the whirlwind of premieres, parties and gala openings, Latimer said the most important part of what she does is telling a story and like any good storyteller she hopes that it connects emotionally with her audience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made Choke in dedication to (Kyle Morrisseauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) life and in tribute to all of the northern students who will leave their homes in search of the opportunities that only education can provide,â&#x20AC;? she said. Latimer said she looks forward to working with more youth and is available for filmmaking, acting and role model workshops. For more information or to contact, please visit

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Oshki-Pimache-O-Win executive director Rosie Mosquito is looking forward to more education successes for Aboriginal students after signing a five-year renewal of Oshkiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partnership agreement with Cambrian College president Peter Lawlor. The two leaders signed the agreement on Sept. 6 at Oshkiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thunder Bay campus to enhance education and training opportunities for Aboriginal people.

Education issues explored through panel Anna Phelan Special to Wawatay News

An education panel in Sioux Lookout last week heard vital dialogue from educators and students from across the north. The student and parent panel consisted of current and former students of the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC) programming such as Wahsa Distance Education Centre, Pelican Falls First Nations High School and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. The panel presenters shared personal first hand reflections on the successes and challenges of obtaining a formal education. The audience comprised of a variety of Northern NNEC educational staff, such as teachers, principals, directors, secretaries, nurses, support staff, and post-secondary counsellors. The objective of the panel was to hear and reflect upon the stories of students and their parents. Through this dialogue, the aim is to make

improvements in the delivery of First Nations education within the territory of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and Treaty Three of NNEC. This is the first occasion where students and parents spoke to NNEC about their education experiences. This panel addressed issues such as transition, student funding, racism and stereotyping, leaving behind home and family, adjusting to urban living, and bullying. They also talked about how commitment, family support, and finding positive activities such as sports and exercise to compliment studies, and having an open mind would make life easier. The former students all agreed that support from the staff was also key to their success. The student and parent testimonials will help shape and guide how NNEC can respond to these concerns through appropriate programming. The anticipated outcome is to move towards education as a tool of empowerment versus as a tool of assimilation.

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Aboriginal liaison focus group to include youth Rick Garrick Wawatay News

Thunder Bay plans to include youth participants in an upcoming focus group session on the renewal of the Aboriginal Liaison Strategy. “We’re looking at two potential dates for our focus group at this time,” said Ann Magiskan, Aboriginal liaison for Thunder Bay. “One of the dates is at the end of September where we’ll have a facilitated day-long session bringing back people who were at the table originally when the first three-year strategic plan was developed. We’ll bring back the same people that were at the table as well as some new people as well as youth, that need to have representation at that table.” Magiskan said if the September date is not suitable for participants, the focus group would be held in early October. People not involved in the focus group can also provide input into the renewal of the Aboriginal Liaison Strategy by contacting the Aboriginal Liaison office at 625-2146. “Their comments can be made to myself or to Joyce Hunter, who is the Aboriginal liaison strategy coordinator,” Magiskan said. “Between the both of us, we will be able to take questions or comments that people want to make.” The Aboriginal Liaison Strategy was implemented in 2010 as a strategic initiative of city council to strengthen relationships between the City of Thunder Bay and the urban Aboriginal people. It is up for

renewal in 2014. “The strategy was developed to work inclusively with urban Aboriginal communities,” Magiskan said. “It was developed to create a climate of mutual understanding as well as better working relationships. It is also a guide to help us identify if there are gaps in services that are provided to the community.”

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Ann Magiskan, Aboriginal liaison for Thunder Bay Magiskan said the Aboriginal Liaison Strategy was also developed to improve the quality of life for all community members as well as to meet their future needs. “Thunder Bay is taking a strategic approach that makes the most of our city’s strengths,” Magiskan said. “Together, our community is working to achieve our top priorities: a stronger and more diversified community, a greener, cleaner community, a higher quality of life for all people in the City of Thunder Bay and also being one of the best-run cities in Canada.”

Wynne promises to advocate from page 1 Wynne assured them that “environmental protection needs to be in place and impact on First Nations worked out at the beginning.” For Councilor Betty Bluecoat the high cost of living was one of the most important issues on the agenda. She presented an example of one case of water costing $79 at the Northern Store, the only store in the community, while fuel costs $1.879 per litre tax-free. Access to the community is only available through flight, ice road or water. The band receives transportation subsidies for the winter road, although it is not enough, according to council. The barge, which arrives once per year carrying supplies and equipment to this isolated community, is not subsidized. This year it will cost $168,800 for the trip from Moosonee to Fort Severn. Questions were also raised about Polar Bear Provincial Park at the table. “It seems to me the most important thing we can do is work together to make sure the land is protected (to help) each other make decisions in the best

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interest of First Nation communities and the land,” said Wynne. The most definite response to a concern came when council asked for help to fund and build a playground for the children of the community. Wynne agreed to help, saying she would like to see community involvement in the design process while Zimmer said he could make that happen. During her tour Wynne walked through the portable classrooms used as a public school for almost a decade. The previous school had to be destroyed because of severe mold contamination. When asked for help to get construction of a new school moving, Wynne told the community that, while this is a federal responsibility, she would advocate on their behalf. “Her visit was too rushed,” said Bluecoat. She would like to see Wynne come again so they can show her more of the community and extend discussions. to include health care and home support programs for the Elders.

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