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May 28, 2009

Northern Ontario’s First Nation Voice since 1974

Vision for education

Catching dreams with culture

Rick Garrick Wawatay News

The importance of getting an education was stressed by Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose during NAN Education Week. “Education is the key to our success as First Nations people, and educational opportunities are an important investment in the future of our people as we move towards greater self-sufficiency and self-reliance,” said Waboose, who holds the NAN education portfolio. “Our children will never know they can have a better life if they don’t receive a proper education. With proper education and support, First Nations youth can share the optimism of young people across the country that they can grow to become anything they want to be.” Waboose said NAN’s leadership has made a commitment to put education on the agenda; the Second NAN Education Week was celebrated with a variety of events across NAN territory, including a Seven Traditional Teachings writing contest in Wahgoshig First Nation and a Post Secondary Education Roundtable in Thunder Bay, where about 50 leaders and educators from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory met May 14-15 to develop a vision for post-secondary education and human resources in 2020. “The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Education Committee is working hard to raise the profile of education on behalf of NAN First Nations,” Waboose said. “I am proud that NAN First Nations are delivering quality education programs and services despite tremendous barriers and chronic underfunding of First Nation education that continues to make learning a struggle in many of our communities.” Waboose listed a number of concerns NAN has about education during the Roundtable discussions, including rumours about a possible loans-based education program, the current cap on education funding, the current lack of adequate schools in five NAN communities, and a need for better relationships with local school boards. “It (the possible loans-based education program) will be based not on the need, but on the ability to repay,” Waboose said. “How are they going to pay back those loans? A typical university program will cost you about $50,000 to $60,000. That is something we need to take a stand on.” “There are five First Nations in Nishnawbe Aski Nation who do not have a school. They may have a portable or a renovated community centre. see RECOMMENDAIONS page 18

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Elenor Nothing shows off her creation, a dreamcather, among all the arts and crafts supplies students used during during Cultural Week activities in Bearskin Lake. Nothing made the dreamcatcher for her mom Charlene. See pages 7- 8 for more photos and a story.

ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᔑᒥᓴᐁᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑭᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᑭᐸᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᕑᐃᐠ ᑲᕑᐃᐠ ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ

ᐁᑲᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᒥᑲᐊᐧᑌᑕᑯᒋᑌᐠ ᐯᔑᑯᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᓂᔑᐡ ᑌᕑᐃ ᐊᐧᐳᐢ ᑭᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑭᒋᓀᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒋᑲᑫᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᓇᓄᐊᐧᑭᐸᐣ. ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐁᑕ ᑲᑭᐅᒋ ᑲᐡᑭᐦᐁᐃᐧᓯᒥᐣ ᑲᔭᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧᔭᐠ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐱᒧᑐᔭᐠ ᐊᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᑫᑭᐅᒋ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᒥᒪᓂᐠ ᐊᓂᓂᑲᐣ ᐊᐱ ᐊᓂ ᐅᑕᐱᓇᒪᓱᔭᐠ ᑫᔭᓂᔑ ᐱᒧᓂᑎᓱᔭᐠ, ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐧᐳᐢ, ᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᐱᒧᑐᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐱᓂᑲᑌᐠ. ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐧᑲ ᐅᑲᐅᒋ ᓂᓯᑕᐁᐧᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑭᑕᐊᐧᔑᔑᒥᓇᓂᐠ ᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑭᒥᓄᓭᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᐱᒪᑎᓯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐦᐃᑕᐧ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᑯᓭᓂᑭᐸᐣ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓄᐦᐃᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑕᓱᐡᑲᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ, ᐊᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑭᑐᐡᑲᑎᓯᒥᓇᓂᐠ ᑫᑭᔭᓄᒋ ᒋᑭᐡᑲᒪᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑌᑎᐸᐦᐃ ᐱᓂᐡ ᒋᔭᓂ ᑌᐱᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᒥᓴᐁᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᔭᓄᔑᑲᐡᑭᐦᐅᐊᐧᐨ.

ᐊᐧᐳᐢ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᓂᑲᓀᑕᑯᒋᑲᑌ ᐅᒪ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᒥᑕᐡ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐊᔕ ᓂᔕᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒋᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᒥᑲᐊᐧᑌᑕᑯᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑌᐱᐸᐦᐃ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑎᐯᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᐊᔑᐨ ᓂᐦᓴᐧᓱ ᑲᔭᐡ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧ ᑲᑫᐧᐸᑭᓇᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐧᑎ ᐊᐧᑯᔑᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒋᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᓂᔭᓄᒥᑕᓇ ᐅᓂᑲᓂᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐊᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪ ᑌᑎᐸᐦᐃ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᒪᑯᐱᓯᑦ 14 ᓇ 15 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐨ ᐁᑭᔭᓂᒧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑲᐃᔑ ᒥᓴᐁᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑭᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᓂᑭᐸᐣ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᓂ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓱᐡᑲᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐱ 2020 ᐊᓂᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ. ᓇᐱᐨ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑭᐊᐧᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐸᐸᒥᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᒣ ᐊᔭᓂ ᑲᑫᐧᐃᐡᐸᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓄ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐧᐳᐢ. ᐣᑭᒋᓀᑕᐣ ᑕᐡ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐱᒥ ᑲᐡᑭᑕᒪᓱᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᐁᐱᒧᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓄᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐁᔭᓇᑭ ᐱᒥᐊᓂᒥᓭᐦᐃᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐱᐡᑲᑫᒪᑲᑭᐣ

ᒥᓇ ᐁᑲ ᑲᑎᐱᐸᑭᑎᓂᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᔓᓂᔭ ᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑭᔭᐱᐨ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᒥ ᐊᓂᒥᓭᑭᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᐊᐧᐳᐢ ᐅᑭᓂᐱᑌᐃᐧᑕᓇᐣ ᒥᔑᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐁᑲ ᑲᓇᐦᐊᐸᑕᐠ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᐊᐧᐨ, ᐊᔑᐨ ᑲᐃᑭᑐᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᐊᐃᐧᐦᐊᓱ ᔓᓂᔭ ᑫᐃᐡᑯᓄᐊᐧᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ, ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥᓄᑌᓭᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᔓᓂᔭ, ᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᐁᑲ ᑲᒥᓇᐧᔑᑭᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑲ ᑲᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒥᓄᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋ ᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᐊᑎᑲ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐊᐃᐧᐦᐊᓱ ᔓᓂᔭ, ᑲᐃᐧᓂᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᔑᓄᑌᓭᐨ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂ ᑕᐃᔑᑲᓇᐊᐸᐧᒋᑲᑌᓯᐣ, ᐃᒪ ᑕᐃᔑᑲᓇᐊᐸᐧᒋᑲᑌ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᒋᑭᑲᐡᑭᑐᑫᐧᐣ ᒋᑭᑭᐁᐧᑎᐸᐦᐊᐠ ᐅᑕᐃᐧᐦᐊᓱᒥᑯᐃᐧᐣ, ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐧᐳᐢ. ᐊᐣᑎ ᑕᐡ ᑫᑭᐅᒋ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᐸᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐸᐣ. ᐃᒪ ᐱᑯ ᓇᐣᑕ $50,000 ᐊᑯᓇᐠ $60,000 ᑕᓴᐧᐱᐠ ᐃᓇᑭᑌ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐣ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑫᑭᑲᑫᐧ ᑲᓄᑕᒪᑭᐸᐣ. ᓂᔭᓇᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᐅᑎᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᐊᐧᐨ. ᑲᒧᒋᐱᒥᑕᐸᑌᓂᑭᐣ

ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓀᓴᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑐᓇᔓᐁᐧᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐊᐧᐁᐧᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᐁᑕᔑᐃᐡᑯᓄᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓇᑭ ᐊᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᓂ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᑌᐱᓭᐃᐧᓇᑲᐧᓂ ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒋᑭᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᑭᐸᐣ. ᒥᔑᐣ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐱᒧᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᐅᑐᑎᓇᐊᐧᐣ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ. ᐃᓯᓭᐸᐣ ᑕᐡ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᑭ ᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑎᓇᓄᐊᐧᑭᐸᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᒪ ᑲᑭ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑎᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᐊᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᔑᐣ ᑭᐱᔕᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᑐᑲᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᐅᐡᑭᐱᒪᒋᐦᐅᐃᐧᐣ ᕑᐅᓯ ᒪᐢᑭᑐ, ᓂᑲᓂᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐧᓫᐃᐨ ᑊᕑᐁᐣᑕ ᐢᒪᐧᓫ, ᓫᐁᐠᐦᐁᐟ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐣ ᐯᐦᐸᕑᐃ ᓴᐸᐧᕑᐃᐣ, ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐣ ᒉᕑᐃ ᐦᐁᕑᑎᐣ, ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᓭᕑᐊ ᒉᐣᕑᐊᓫ ᒥᓇ ᔓᓂᔭᐃᐧᑭᒪ ᐊᓄᑭᓇᑲᓇᐣ ᑯᕑᐃᐢ ᐦᐃᓫ, ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᐃᐧᐣ (ᐊᐧᐸᓄᐠ) ᐸᕑᐃ ᒥᐠᑲᐧᐠᓫᐃᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᐠ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᐢᑭᑐ ᑲᐅᒋ ᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᐠ, ᒪᑕᐊᐧ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒐᐧᕑᒉᐟ ᐅᓇᐱᑲᐧᐣ, ᐁᐣᐁᐣᐃᓯ ᓫᐃᔪᓇ ᐢᑲᐣᓫᐊᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐃᓇᐱᐣ ᐸᑭᑭᓂᑲᓂᐠ 18


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13 communities team for lands, resources Tyance Fiddler Special to Wawatay News

The 13 First Nations who are signatories to the Treaty 9 Adhesions of 1929-1930 signed an historic agreement in Fort Severn to work together on lands and resource issues on May 14 after three days of intense meetings. “The fact that chief and council members of the 13 First Nations signed a Statement of Commitment to work together on lands and resources issues is a significant step,” said Fort Severn Chief David Matthews. “It means we can work together on common issues and that we have committed to establishing improved lines of communication and a good working relationship.” Included in the agreement are commitments by all parties to develop protocols on resource development, share traditional territories and address overlapping lands issues; and co-operate and co-ordinate with each other to ensure the Crown meets its duty to consult, accommodate and gain First Nation consent. Signatories of this statement include Attawapiskat, Bearskin Lake, Fort Severn, Kasabonika, Kingfisher Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Muskrat Dam, Sachigo Lake, Wapekeka, Weagamow Lake, Webequie, Weenusk, and Wunnumin Lake First Nations. These First Nations are located further north than many other Treaty 9 communities. The goal of the group is to

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Two of the 13 signatories make thair mark on the agreement to work together on lands and resources issues. The signatories of the Treaty 9 Adhesions met in Fort Severn May 12-14. work together on addressing the many land use and resource development issues that are now facing many of these communities. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy attended the meeting and was pleased to stand witness as the various community leaders pledged their commitment to work together. “The chiefs that were here understand the importance of protecting and preserving their rights and what is theirs,” he said. “By working together they will be stronger and in a better position to provide opportunity and hope for the future. Coun. Roy Spence, of Webequie First Nation, spoke of the critical need for a working relationship between all the First Nations. “These are different times,” he said. “We are dealing with

outsiders in our backyard. This will impact us and impact our interests and our livelihood.” Spence also said the meeting was a critical starting point. “It’s very important that we are working on our interests and what we need to put in place,” he said. “It’s important to have the Elder’s knowledge and the teachings on what we need to do with our land. But we have to educate each other as well and realize that we need to continue to work together.” The Treaty Adhesion Group has drafted a work plan. They will provide an interim report on their work plan and agreement at the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Keewaywin Conference in August. Tyance Fiddler attended the Treaty Adhesions meeting in Fort Severn and submitted the news story.

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Pelican Falls First Nations High School celebrated Education Day May 22. All of the students had opportunities to participate in workshops including drumming, fishing and canoe races. Some students also took time to clean up garbage on the highway. Here, Shem Winter prepares to shoot a deer target during archery.

Regional career fair deemed successful Rick Garrick Wawatay News

Thunder Bay’s Regional Career Fair 2009 was “hectic” this year. “There were lots of elementary school students,” said Nancy Bouchard, project officer with Anishinabek Employment and Training Services. “They were just starting to explore their options. I was surprised – a lot of them already know what they want to do.” Bouchard said she had visits from about 60 Aboriginal students from communities such as Constance Lake, Marten Falls, Aroland, Grassy Narrows, Sandy Lake, Fort Hope, Osnaburgh, Moose Factory, Fort William, Gull Bay, Pic River, and Saugeen on the second day of the May 21-22 career fair, which was attended by more than 3,000 students, and about 40 students visited the Anishinabek Employment and Training Services booth on the first day of the career fair. “Once they saw the logo, they were kind of drawn to our table,” Bouchard said. “We just started up a conversation from

there. They would come to the table and say, ‘What do you do?’” Bouchard said she asked the students what they wanted to do in the future and about 50 per cent knew what they wanted to do. “They had a good idea,” Bouchard said. Jeremy Brown from Wapekeka and Emma Quequish from Round Lake visited the Anishinabek Employment and Training Services booth during the Parents Night on the evening of May 21. “I came to get information about career options,” Brown said. “I’m interested in auto mechanics.” Brown has been living in Thunder Bay for the past year, when he attended Confederation College. “Right now I’m looking to get a job,” Brown said. Quequish, who took accounting at Confederation College this past year, said she is looking for information on possible careers. Sgt. Jackie George, community initiatives co-ordinator with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Ser-

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Anishinabek Employment and Training Services’ Nancy Bouchard talks with Wapekeka’s Jeremy Brown and Round Lake’s Emma Quequish during the Regional Career Fair, held May 21-22 in Thunder Bay. vice, said she talked to so many students during the career fair that she lost her voice on the

first day. “We pulled all the police services in here together,” George

said, explaining it all depends on which area the person wants to serve whether they

should talk with either of the police services in attendance: NAPS, Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “We all get along, it’s up to you where you want to serve.” George said a number of students asked her a variety of interesting questions, such as what inspired her to become a police officer and what was her worst experience as a police officer. “We had a lot of students who came in and said they knew somebody who works for NAPS,” George said. “The biggest surprise I had was when a group of students came by and said one of their dads works for NAPS. I asked who, and he said John Domm (Chief of Police John C. Domm).” George said she handed out over 100 pamphlets to the students, and she indicated she is seriously considering attending next year’s Regional Career Fair. Qualifications to work for NAPS include being age 19 or over, a high school diploma, a drivers licence, and being of a good character.

First Nations suspend involvement in health integration agreement Rick Garrick Wawatay News

Kashechewan, Attawapiskat and Fort Albany have suspended direct involvement with the Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement until further notice. “We signed the agreement in Aug. 2007,” said Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Hall. “This is 2009 – nothing is happening.” Hall said considering the delay, she decided to take time to think about the situation and review other models and a possible bilateral agreement with the federal government. She said communities in

Saskatchewan have a bilateral agreement with the federal government, an opportunity her community did not know about, to her knowledge, before signing the Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement. The Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement is an agreement between Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Mocreebec Non-Profit Development Corporation, Weenusk First Nation, The Corporation of the Town of Moosonee, Canada and Ontario which sets out the framework to establish an integrated health care system in the

“The Kashechewan First Nation has a distinct relationship with the crown by virtue of the treaty.” – Jonathan Solomon

Weeneebayko area. The agreement calls for the establishment of the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to plan, manage and deliver health care services with a transition period of up to five years during which Canada will reallocate the federal hospital funding to

certain community-based health programs to Weeneebayko Area Health Authority. The agreement also calls for the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to work with Canada and Ontario to establish an annual consolidated operating budget; work with Ontario and others to improve recognition of its remote, northern location with the hospital funding formula; undertake all necessary activities to integrate the operations of the James Bay General Hospital, the Weeneebayko General Hospital and the federal nursing program; and develop a strategic infrastructure development plan and sub-

mit related funding proposals to the appropriate authority. Hall said the three communities are scheduled to meet May 27 and 28 to review their options. “Right now we are going to carry on the health programs in existence,” Hall said. Moose Cree First Nation is currently engaged in talks with Health Canada regarding a bilateral accord. “The citizens of Moose Cree First Nation are concerned about the downloading of health care to the province,” said Moose Cree Chief Norm Hardisty. “Canada cannot abrogate its treaty relationship with

Moose Cree First Nation.” Kashechewan Chief Jonathan Solomon said more time is required to explore other models of integration and his community is now exploring a bilateral agreement with the federal government. “The Kashechewan First Nation has a distinct relationship with the crown by virtue of the treaty,” Solomon said. “It is my duty to have a discussion with Canada on a nation to nation basis on health.” Fort Albany Chief Andrew Solomon said his community is awaiting legal opinion on the next steps to take regarding the integration agreement.


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Commentary

Wet, wild weekend James Thom TO THE POINT

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or the first time in more than 12 years, I spent the night in a tent. It was the Victoria Day long weekend and my girlfriend and I, along with Eko the barking dog, spent two nights in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. From start to finish, adventures and incidents lurked around every corner. We left on the Friday morning from Thunder Bay. Fifty minutes later, we were at our site. We set up the tent without incident. But, as we started unpacking the rest of the car and put more stuff in the tent, we realized the electric pump for our air mattress was still plugged in to the socket in our house. Realizing it was going to be a painful and possibly wet night on the ground, we spent 15 minutes debating a return trip home to get the pump. Instead, we went visiting our site neighbours. Turned out, the first people we went to see had a car pump they lent us. Problem solved, or so we thought. The frame for the mattress collapsed on us twice, each time a small leak appeared in the mattress. The first time, it was late Friday night and the park warden was gracious enough to pump the mattress for us. But, around the 3 a.m., I awoke to the sound of plastic cracking and I had a sinking feeling, literally. I was falling off the bed. We had about half the air left at that point. By 7 a.m., it was only comfortable to be on the mattress was when we were both on it. If one of us got up to put the dog out (yes, she’s a princess and spent the night in her kennel, in the tent), it felt like the mattress went flat. I learned about physics during the trip. In the morning, as we looked around, realized the people

who lent us the pump left early because of the falling snow, we decided it might be worth heading home to pick up our pump and some warmer clothes. I thought I’d overpacked but instead of shorts, I really needed a winter jacket. So we made the trek home and I grabbed some mittens and a toque too. We got back to the park just after lunch. It was warming up by then and the snow was a distant memory. We went out and enjoyed the nature trails. I’ve never seen so much wildlife in my life. There were deer, rabbits, partridge, ducks, a blue heron, eagles and other species I couldn’t identify. I was glad I also grabbed my camera when we came home. In the early evening that night, the park warden stopped by our site. I was expecting to get complaints about Eko parking at all hours. Turns out, you’re not allowed to burn the fallen wood around your campsite. Again, I learned something during the trip. He was nice enough about it. Saturday night, we got smart and formed a plan for the mattress. We repumped it around 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. and we were comfortable all night. In the morning, we got up around 11 a.m. We started packing up the site when Eko had an accident. We weren’t sure what she’d done but her steel lead looked like it had impaled her across her chest. We had the car packed and were ready to leave, planning on taking her straight to the vet but the car wouldn’t start. We killed the battery listening to music as we packed. We got a boost from a guy across road from our site and set off from Thunder Bay. Just as we were coming out to Highway 17, I freed Eko from her lead. Turns out, she’d wrapped it around herself so tightly she’d knotted it right into her fur. A small, patchy haircut later, she was free and a huge weight was lifted from our shoulders. I wasn’t sure how we’d explain that one to the vet.

James Thom/ Wawatay News

A perfectly camouflaged partridge is spotted by the road.

photo by Lois Mombourquette / Wawatay News archives

A determined woman cuts wood during the Kingfisher Spring Carnival, April 14-17,1982.

It’s all just a bunch of bologna Xavier Kataquapit UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY

I sat down to have breakfast at a highway restaurant stop in northern Ontario with a friend of mine this week. I had fried eggs and bologna. Of course most of us realize what a poor choice this type of meal is on many levels; still it is like a treat to me. When I was a boy back home in Attawapiskat on rare occasions I would be treated to fried eggs and bologna. Eggs and processed meats like sausage, bacon or bologna were available but it was far too expensive for our large family. During our sinful breakfast at the local restaurant we reminisced about our days as bologna eaters. My friend recalled lunches of bologna sandwich with mayo, mustard and lettuce. This sandwich seemed to be a big hit with non Native people when they were young. Bologna was far too precious

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for us to simply cut up and put into sandwiches. I first experienced the popular bologna sandwich when I was attending high school in Timmins and I lived with a non-Native family. My regular bagged lunch for school consisted of a bologna sandwich, an apple and a drink box. Most students took this little lunch for granted but it was a luxury in my mind. I really was amazed at the wealth of a family that could afford to provide such a wonderful lunch for so many in the household. It was not that my family up north was desperately poor or poverty stricken to the point we could not buy bologna. As a matter of fact, mom and dad were very efficient with the way they fed our family. Along with our two parents, there were nine children and a grandparent living in our small five-bedroom home. Mom and dad never bought merely a few items at the grocery store. They ordered in bulk products so that mom could prepare huge platters of spaghetti, lasagna, stews and soups. Every morning, rather than the honoured meal of bacon and eggs or cold cereal with fresh

milk, mom boiled tea and prepared a pot of porridge which we ate with watered down canned milk and sugar. We also supplemented our diet with wild meats like caribou, fish, moose and goose and mom prepared recipes by baking, frying or cooking these traditional foods. It was not easy to feed such a large family and grocery products were always very expensive because of the remote location of Attawapiskat. Groceries came to us by barge, winter road or aircraft. Once in a blue moon a package of bologna made its way to our house. It did not last long as myself and my brothers and sisters would compete for every last tasty morsel. It was confusing for me when I started high school and I was introduced to the nonNative world. My world was turned upside down. Everything was new and it was all I could do to adapt to the speed and competitiveness of my new world. All of a sudden the coveted bologna sandwich became a lunch that I had routinely. After thinking for many years that bologna was a

luxury item here I was downing sandwiches made with this pink packaged meat on a regular basis. It was a real surprise to find out that in the non-Native world bologna was considered a poor man’s lunch. Back home in Attawapiskat we never thought of the origins of bologna. It simply tasted great and was easy to carry and cook. That made it valuable. In Timmins in the high school lunch room cafeteria conversations regularly centred around most of the student’s disgust at continually eating bologna sandwiches. These were the days of food awareness and everybody joked about the mysterious meat syndrome as related to bologna. Bologna was demoted on my list of favourite foods. These days I realize the dangers of eating processed foods and I worry about my people up the James Bay Coast that eat too much prepared meats. They are high in sodium and saturated fats and have a risk of contamination. Still, at times my appetite for this sweet meat gets the best of me. Maybe it is all just a bunch of baloney.

MEDIA DIRECTOR Brent Wesley brentw@wawatay.on.ca

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Javier Espinoza javiere@wawatay.on.ca

CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Mark Kakekagumick markk@wawatay.on.ca

EDITOR James Thom jamest@wawatay.on.ca

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Pierre Parsons pierrep@wawatay.on.ca

TRANSLATOR Vicky Angees vickya@wawatay.on.ca

REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHERS Rick Garrick rickg@wawatay.on.ca Steve Feeney stevef@wawatay.on.ca ART DIRECTOR Roxann Shapwaykeesic roxys@wawatay.on.ca

SALES CO-ORDINATOR Meghan Kendall meghank@wawatay.on.ca BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Brent Waboose brentnw@wawatay.on.ca

CONTRIBUTORS Joe Beardy Tyance Fiddler Adrienne Fox-Keesic Xavier Kataquapit Guest editorials, columnists and letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect the views of Wawatay News.


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LETTERS Action needed on 520 missing, murdered Aboriginal women Open letter to: The Honourable Robert Douglas Nicholson Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 284 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8 Dear Minister Nicholson, We are writing in our capacities as Parliamentary Critics for Aboriginal Affairs and Status of Women for the Official Opposition to urge you to take immediate action with respect to the estimated 520 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

We are calling on you to initiate a government-funded, public investigation into how and why the number of missing and murdered women and girls from the Aboriginal community is so unacceptably high. We leave it to you to determine, in consultation with those directly impacted and Aboriginal leadership, the precise model that is most appropriate for such an investigation. As you know, the Sisters in Spirit Initiative of the Native Women’s Association of Canada has identified 520 instances of missing and murdered Aboriginal females in Canada that have occurred since 1970.

Forty-three percent of these cases have occurred just since the year 2000. Unfortunately, this is a trend that appears to be rising. The latest report of Sisters in Spirit had a number of specific recommendations that should be seriously considered concurrently with the public investigation that we have called for. This situation requires federal government leadership. We hope that you will agree that while the Sisters in Spirit report is crucial in publicizing the magnitude of this issue, we must now move beyond taking stock of the problem and start looking for answers. Aboriginal

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women deserve no less attention and protection from our justice system than all other women in Canada, and that is why we are demanding immediate government action. We appreciate your swift reply and attention to this matter. Sincerely, Hon. Anita Neville, Official Opposition Critic for the Status of Women Todd Russell, M.P. Official Opposition Critic for Aboriginal Affairs

KI wants to greenlight community greenhouse Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is looking into the possibility of building a greenhouse in the community. “We are looking to see if that is possible,” said Chief Donny Morris, explaining the community is looking at the possibility of using waste heat from a new power-generating plant, set to be built in 2010-2011, to heat the greenhouse. “We’re looking at a one-acre building. In order to proceed, we need to know what can be grown in the winter.”

Morris said the community is looking for additional funding to hire a researcher to look into the project; the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture has already contributed $34,250 towards the project. “This would help alleviate the need for fresh vegetables,” Morris said, noting the community now buys all of their fresh vegetables from outside the community. “When you place an order, it usually takes a few days to get here.”

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SAVEZ-VOUS QUOI FAIRE CONTRE LE VIRUS H1N1?

The H1N1 flu virus (human swine flu) is a respiratory illness that causes symptoms similar to those of the seasonal flu (fever and cough, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, fatigue and lack of appetite).

Le virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) est une maladie respiratoire qui se manifeste par des symptômes semblables à ceux de la grippe saisonnière (fièvre et toux, nez qui coule, maux de gorge, douleurs musculaires, fatigue et manque d’appétit).

All strains of flu can be dangerous; however, good infection prevention measures can help protect you and others if this virus begins to spread rapidly in Canada.

Toutes les souches de la grippe peuvent être dangereuses. Cependant, de bonnes pratiques hygiéniques appliquées quotidiennement vous permettront de vous protéger si le virus se propage rapidement au Canada.

your hands often and thoroughly—for at

Wash least 20 seconds—in warm, soapy water or use hand sanitizer.

Cough and sneeze in your sleeve, not your hand. common surfaces and items clean and

Keep disinfected. home if you’re sick, and call your health care

Stay provider if your symptoms get worse.

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Toussez votre main. et désinfectez les surfaces et les articles que

Nettoyez vous partagez avec d’autres personnes. à la maison si vous êtes malade, et consultez un

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School’s out in Attawapiskat

Participate

Dear National Chief Fontaine:

Information Centre to Review Proposed Operations Cochrane Area Forest 2011-2020 Forest Management Plan We Need Your Input Do you … • Have an interest in natural resource management in the Cochrane Area Forest? • Want to know more about the proposed operations of the Cochrane Area Forest? • Want to take an active role in the planning process and development of the Cochrane Area Forest Management Plan (FMP)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Tembec, AbitibiBowater and the Local Citizens Committee (LCC) invite you to attend a public open house to help us to develop the 2011-2020 FMP for the Cochrane Area Forest. You will have the opportunity to review and comment on: • • • • • •

The proposed areas identified for harvest, renewal and tending operations; The proposed road locations and conditions for the first five-year term; The preferred areas of operations for the second five-year terms; The proposed corridors for new primary and branch roads for the ten-year term; The Aboriginal Background Information Report and the community demographic profile; Review and provide comments on the preliminary Report on Protection of Identified Aboriginal Values by August 20, 2009.

How to Get Involved Information Centre(s) will be held at the following locations from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the following days: June 22, Terry’s Restaurant on Hwy. 11 south Cochrane June 23, Royal Canadian Legion in Smooth Rock Falls June 24, Royal Canadian Legion in Iroquois Falls June 25, White Pine Room, at the Ontario Government Complex, South Porcupine Information centres will be held at the following First Nations communities: June 29, Wahgoshig First Nation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. June 29, Matachewan First Nation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A summary of the long-term management direction for the forest and maps showing proposed areas for harvest, renewal and tending operations, as well as road corridors will be available at the Information Centre or upon request. Values maps, with information such as fish and wildlife habitat features (e.g., lake trout lakes, heronries), parks and protected areas, tourism facilities as well as many other features on the Cochrane Area Forest are available on request. Written comments on the proposed operations for the Cochrane Area Forest must be received by Stephen Pearce from the planning team at the Ministry of Natural Resources Cochrane District Office, by August 20, 2009. The plan is being prepared by the following planning team members: Mark Fleming, R.P.F., Plan Author Don Larmer, R.P.F., Tembec Area Forester/Chair Rob MacLeod, R.P.F., AbitibiBowater Area Forester Stephen Pearce, R.P.F., MNR Planning Forester, Project Manager Nancy Daigle, R.P.F., AbitibiBowater Forestry Superintendent Mick Gauthier, MNR, Biologist Bill Vanschip, R.P.F, Kirkland Lake MNR Area Forester Mike Clarke, R.P.F., Norbord Industries Inc. Sylvain Levesque, R.P.F., Grant Forest Products Nikki Wood, R.P.F., MNR Planning Forester Sue Perras, Cochrane LCC Tom Monahan, Kirkland Lake LCC Allan Skidmore, Independent Operator Kees Stryland, Timmins LCC George Sackaney, Wahgoshig First Nation Rodney Wincikaby, Matachewan First Nation Gloria McKenzie, Beaver House Aboriginal Community Jordon Maurer, Beaver House Aboriginal Community James Naveau, Mattagami First Nation The planning team members, the Ministry of Natural Reources District Manager and the LCC are available during the planning process to meet and discuss your interests and concerns. A formal issue resolution process, as described in the Forest Management Planning Manual (2004), is available on written request. A summary of all comments collected throughout the planning process will be made available for public review during the planning process and for the duration of the approved nine-year plan.

As you may be aware, our community has recently undergone a series of events that has left great emotional impacts upon the members of our community. Ours is a community now in crisis, a community that was once self-reliant and proud of its achievements is in need of assistance. Now our community is suffering from the effects of a potentially contaminated water source, sub-standard water quality, as well the suffering from the effects of transfer of a contaminated federally run school lands to First Nation jurisdiction. If you were to go by media reports, as well as pronouncements from the Ontario and Canadian governments, our First Nation, has been blessed with the benefits of having, as Premier Dalton McGuinty proudly states, Ontario’s first diamond mine and displays the exploits of our land in Queen’s Park. Yet despite having this symbol of economic strength in our traditional territory, we seem to be the victim of “reverse prosperity” namely one that is centered on the belief that as you live in close proximity to a symbol of wealth, then you by association must be well off. Sadly this is not the case. Like many other First Nations, we suffer from the indifference of our provincial and federal leaders when it comes to areas such as housing, basic potable water supply, land base and education anomalies. Since 2000, our community has been forced to deliver a school program in a temporary facility comprised of ten different buildings. This measure was needed in order to safely house the children in a facility that was free from the effects of a diesel spill which had occurred at the then INAC-managed school facility in 1976. At the time, there was a cursory cleanup of removing the top several inches of soil, while neglecting the tremendous volume of diesel fuel that remained unattended to for so many years. As a result of the complaints, from parents and teachers, our First Nation has declared a state of emergency on March 23, 2009, and there has been no school since. While the structures themselves pose some issues, the main problem has been the difficulty in providing an

Still Can’t Make It? In addition to this invitation to participate, there are two other formal opportunities for you to be involved, tentatively scheduled as follows: The draft FMP is tentatively scheduled to be submitted on: Information Centre: Review of the Draft Forest Management Plan: Inspection of the MNR Approved Forest Management Plan:

September 2009 October 2009 February 2010

If you would like to be added to a mailing list to receive notification of public consultation opportunities, please contact Stephen Pearce at 705-272-7196. The general planning information and maps described in this notice will also be available for review and comment after the information centre(s), for a 60-day period, which ends August 20, 2009, at the AbitibiBowater or Tembec offices and at the Ministry of Natural Resources office during normal office hours. As well, an appointment with the ministry’s Cochrane District Manager or with a planning team member during non-business hours may be made by calling 705-272-7196. For further information, please contact: Stephen Pearce, R.P.F. 2-4 Hwy. 11 South, Box 730 Cochrane District, ON P0L 1C0 Tel.: 705-272-7196 E-mail: stephen.pearce@ontario.ca

Don Larmer, R.P.F. Tembec P.O. Box 1100 Timmins, ON P4N 7H9 Tel.: 705-360-1207 E-mail: Don.larmer@tembec.com

Rob MacLeod, R.P.F. 1 Park St. Iroquois Falls, ON P0K 1E0 Tel.: 705-258-3931, ext. 4448 E-mail: Rob.MacLeod@abitibibowater.com

Cochrane Local Citizens Committee 2-4 Hwy. 11 South, Box 730 Cochrane District, ON P0L 1C0 Tel.: 705-272-7196

The Ministry of Natural Resources is collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, however, your comments will become part of the public consultation process and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to send you further information related to this forest management planning exercise. If you have questions about use of your personal information, please contact Denis Clement at 705-272-7122. Renseignements en français : Denis Clement, au (705) 272-7122.

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COMMUNITY Hands-on teaching from Elders

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LEFT: Joseph Chapman, Eli MacKay and Lawernce Beardy take suckers from net that was set by the students the day before during a week of cultural activities in Bearskin Lake.

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RIGHT: Becky Fox holds the muskrat trap she set in seconds, while Ricky Fox and Peter Fox try hard to set theirs.

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ay 11 was a warm sunny day here in Bearskin Lake, a beautiful beginning for the Michikan Lake School’s annual cultural days. The event is a weeklong cultural experience for the students who participate in various categories pertaining to their heritage. On the first day the elderly ladies of this community put up a large tepee outside of the school where they would spend the rest of the week cooking and training students how to prepare traditional foods over an open fire inside the tepee. Traditional foods consisted of moose meat, fish, goose, ducks and beaver which were donated by local people from the spring hunt that was still taking place while the cultural days were happening. Resource people from the community who are experienced in hunting, trapping and survival in remote settings took students out on various outings and trained them to hunt for partridges, set nets for fish and trap for beaver and muskrats. Training was not limited to outdoor activities; the school also brought in local people who are professional bead workers, moccasin makers, craft builders and language professionals that told stories and legends about their culture. Trainers also taught children the traditional methods of using materials from the natural elements to cook and preserve foods. Birch bark baskets were the highlight of the crafts division and each student got to take their finished products home to show their parents. “In the old days our Elders relied a lot on the elements and one of the main trees that they used were birch bark trees,” Jepita Mosquito (one of the Elders overseeing the event) tells me. “The wood is strong and when it’s soaked in hot water it becomes flexible so it can be bent and shaped, then it is dried over an open fire to maintain that form. It was mainly used for snowshoes that men wore to hunt and get about in the deep snows they had back then. “The bark was used for plates, baskets to hold food and hold items for long trips because you can make lids for them. The inner bark is also used for medicine when someone encounters an accident resulting in deep cuts they will wrap the orange coloured inner part over the wound to stop the bleeding and also to prevent infection and also when boiled you can drink it as a cold remedy,” he said as he tapped a birch bark log sitting by the fire place.

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‘Puckered-up’ fish gross out Bearskin Lake students from previous page I was also called upon to help in some of the training. I took a total of 10 students out on two separate days to set nets and check them. After two days of hauling boat loads of suckers it was enough for me. The students seemed to enjoy being out on the river but when it came to taking fish out of nets that was another story. “It’s slimy” one yelled. “It’s puckering up its lips and looking at me” another called out. “Do I have to stick my finger in its gills to hold it?” another

would ask, “Because that will really gross me out,” was another’s comment. Kids, I love them. It got me thinking of my first days learning from my dad out on the trap line and fish camps. But I knew then I had to do these things because this is how we provided for ourselves, food wise and financially. The next few days I was put in charge of training the kids in muskrat trapping. “What’s a muskrat look like?” was the first question a young girl asked me. “Will the trap take off all my fingers?” another

asks. “If I get lost in the bush can a muskrat eat me?” was another’s question. Did I mention I love kids? I had selected an area close to the community along the main road to do my muskrat trap training because I had pulled out some traps there a few days before. When we arrived the muskeg area was completely flooded over and we couldn’t walk through the portage area to get to the small creek. I ended up teaching the five students and two teachers how to open their traps in order for them to be active, along the

road, under heavy rain. They all had come prepared in their winter jackets, gloves and rain gear along with knee high rubber boats. I came with boots, a fall jacket and my jeans. The lessons I taught them was quickly picked up by each student. The training also included a small lesson in what to look for when looking for muskrats, their habitat and the foods they eat. Wednesday and Thursday was a write off for our outdoor activities because of the rain and snow storms that swept through our area.

The main tepee had also lost its structure during the night because of high winds. The elderly ladies were forced to finish their cooking in the local gym. The school showed their gratitude on Friday with a feast for the whole community. The walls were covered with crafts that the students had finished during the weeklong event. Sitting at the table waiting for the word to line up for the food, I witnessed each student approach the display area with their parents to show off their creations. It was worth the wait watching the satisfaction on the

faces of these students and the parents alike as they examined each craft on display. Cultural day always brings me home because it is the one time when Elders, local people and children can work together to learn from one another. The main event for Bearskin Lake’s Cultural days will also be held on the May 29 weekend. The event brings together the whole community at the old community site across the lake from the main community. People who have left the community make this weekend their “coming home” time.

Eabametoong youth told to follow their dreams during career fair at John C. Yesno Education Centre John C. Yesno Education Centre in Eabametoong First Nation held a career fair titled Follow Your Dreams May 8. Many local organizations helped students to envision the different professions available to them in the future. Thankyou to the following organizations who donated their time and effort for our students: Radio and Entertainment represented by Harry Papah, Nishnawbe Aski Police Services represented by Alex Missewase and Kenneth Neshinapaise, Health and Social Services represented by Virgina O’Keese, Lakeview Confectionary represented by Michael Slipperjack, E.F.N. Water and Sanitation Department represented by Simon Moonias and Ricky Ostamus, Community Health represented by Bill Shawinimash, Nursing Station represented by Margaret Lenny and Selena Dockery, Healthy Babies and Children represented by Flora Waswa, Hilary George and Brenda Kees-

kitay, Early Childhood Development represented by Robina Baxter and Lily Slipperjack. One out of town guest who was briefly able to attend and bring 200 pounds of fruit for the students was Peter Moses from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Most of our out of town guests were unable to attend due to the weather. However, a big thank-you to the following guests who were prepared to help students plan for the future: Sgt. Jackie George from Nishnawbe Aski Police, Gerry Martin from Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Capt. Lewis Yesno from Air Canada, lawyer Andrew Desmoulin, Sue Taylor for Job Connect/Confederation College and Judy Flett from the Education department of Lakehead University. Our special guests: Cree rap artists, War Party and Rex Smallboy (three time Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winning hip-hop producer)

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Robina Baxter, of the Healthy Babies program, was one of many professionals to take part in the career fair in Eabametoong. performed a fantastic concert at 2:30 pm for the students and the community. Rex Smallboy is a Native rap artist from Canada. He dreamed of becoming a rap star as a teenager and then made music history leading “War Party” to be the first Native Rap group

to have a video air nationally on Much Music. Earlier in the day, Rex Smallboy completed a workshop for the Grade 7 and 8 and high school students that encouraged youth to dream as positive motivation for setting and achieving their goals in life. He told the students to have

faith in themselves and empowered them to have a positive and successful attitude. Students were provided with passports and they came prepared to asked a variety of questions to our guests for the day. The goal of helping students see the exciting and varied world

of professions that await them beyond school was achieved during this exciting and informative day. The grand door prize – NEX Suspend 2.6 Mountain Bike was won by Conrad Shawinimash. Thank-you to the Northern Store in Nakina for the discount on the cost of the bike. The karaoke machine, donated from Lakeview Confectionary was won by Joseph Waboose. A thank-you to the nurses station for an assortment of other prizes. Thank-you to the career fair organizers, Andrew Yesno and Karishma Rego, for organizing a great career fair. Thank-you to the many volunteers who helped make this a wonderful day for the students, Anika Agowissa, Aaron Guthrie, Nathan Moore, Sara Pozzebon, Lucy Wong, Doreen Okeese, and Tracy Atlookan. Lynda Brown principal

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Your Spirit is Your Voice – A new radio program about escaping the past and embracing the future through story-telling. The program is aimed at helping residential school survivors and their children on their road to healing. Your Spirit is Your Voice is the concept of veteran broadcaster Jerry Sawanas. The idea came to him at a ceremony marking the June 11, 2008 apology from the federal government to residential school survivors. Sawanas saw only a handful of people there clapping, receiving and accepting the apology. Meanwhile, he says, he saw others who appeared to remain stuck in the hurts and pain of the past. That’s when Sawanas says he started to wonder what made the difference for those people who felt they were ready to accept the apology and move on. And he began his quest to showcase the stories of people who are taking positive steps on the path to wellness. Each program will feature conversations with people who have found a way to overcome their residential school experiences and share the things they’ve learned on their journey. As well, each week Sawanas will crack open the Survivor’s Toolkit and reveal another simple tool --based on the wisdom of the Elders and experts in the field -- to help tune up your life. You’ll also have a chance to add your voice to the program. We’ll be sharing your letters, emails and submissions to the show. Share you personal story of how you changed your life for the better, by contacting Jerry at Wawatay: (807) 737 2951 or jerrys@wawatay.on.ca. Your spirit is Your Voice is especially interested in hearing from Aboriginal musicians. The program is seeking submissions of songs written to support residential school survivors in their quest for healing and honouring their continuing struggle for life. Martin Tuesday is a musician based in Sioux Lookout who is working on a song for the show. Tuesday says music helped him get through the difficult times when he was at residential school. He says he hopes to create a song that will “raise the wellbeing” of people who hear it. “Every song has a positive message,” Tuesday says. “I never heard a negative song. Even country love songs can make you feel good because you can relate (to the heartache).” Tuesday says writing a song for Your Spirit is Your Voice represents a “healthy risk” for him. “It’ll be a real challenge and I accept that challenge and really appreciate that Jerry is doing something that will help people.” If you’d like to submit a song to the show, call Jerry at Wawatay: (807) 737-2951 or send him an email: jerrys@wawatay.on.ca. Listen to Your Spirit is Your Voice Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. (CT) on WRN 89.9 Sioux Lookout, 106.7 Timmins, Bell ExpressVu channel 962 and live at www.wawataynews.ca

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Journey to becoming a shaker Adrienne Fox-Keesic BOOK REVIEW

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alk into any bookstore and you’ll be sure to find massive collections of self-help books. In essence, a plethora of manuals that tell you how food affects your mood and brain patterns to new age gurus who want you to meditate to find peace in your life. We all want to be better somehow, whether it’s a desire to be physically strong and healthy or to find that elusive ‘inner peace.’ So if you’re drawn to reading Voices of the Tent because it promises to ‘awaken’ your potential, you may be disappointed if you’re a self-help junkie. Personally I’m relieved David Gehue avoids that altruistic approach so many authors choose to traverse. Instead, Gehue offers a very human narrative of his journey to becoming a ‘shaker.’ He also makes it clear his decision to share knowledge, as a practitioner of the shake tent ceremony is by no means a “how-to book.” The foreword to Voices of the

Tent sets the tone for Gehue’s first book. He’s starkly honest and direct. Traits that suit his role as a shake tent man. My knowledge of this ancient practice is limited but my grandfather made it clear this ceremony was akin to getting the final word on matters that troubled our lives. Gehue calls it the “Indian High Court.” From the outset, the 52year-old Mi’kmaq from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia throws the door wide open on his life. Bearing all, Gehue first recounts in page-turning detail how he went blind at 17. “It happened while my brother and I were wrestlin’ on a bed. We both fell off. He meant to kick me in the chest with the back of his heel and got my left eye. My head hit the floor so hard that I suffered retinal detachment in both eyes. … “In an instant I was on top of my brother chokin’ the life out of him, screamin’, ‘I can’t see! I can’t see!’ “It took both my parents and my eight sisters to take me off him. As I sat on the bed with my head down, I think in tears of shock, my father asked of me, ‘Are you sure you can’t see?’ ” Gehue spent the next six weeks lying perfectly still on a hospital bed. The unrelenting darkness of having two weighted bandages covering both eyes left nothing

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for Gehue to do but think. At this point, most readers could easily assume the usual – a harrowing event equals enlightenment. Instead Gehue reveals his rage and murderous thoughts. “Sometimes what is hard to bear because of the stages of healing is the anger, rage and constant thought of murder. I planned to kill my brother … “It took a long time, it felt almost like eternity to work through the rage, to dismiss the act of murder.” Despite the rawness of his account and the squirming feelings of discomfort you may feel as a reader, there’s also an underlying sense of relief. Gehue immediately stomps on our tendency to idealize those who choose to answer the call of spiritual and emotional growth. Rather he offers up a blunt and often humour-filled chronicle of his journey to becoming a shake tent conduit. And nothing in the book illustrates Gehue’s approach better then when he realized his children couldn’t afford to buy some candy. “Even when you follow traditional ways you never forget all of your human emotions. I remember when my children were very young we were extremely poor. One mornin’ my wife was lookin’ around, diggin’ around in the cushions

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regretted his angry plea and ‘waited for lightnin’ to come up through his a-- and burn him up.’ But as he was packing up his pipe a knock at the door heralded the return of his wife and two daughters. He opened the door to find two happy little girls “with candy stickin’ out of their mouths.” His wife Melissa told him she found a $500 cheque in the mail. Gehue said he learned a valuable lesson that day. “… When you get your heart and soul into what you want, they will provide for you. You don’t have to live in poverty; you can live comfortably, just be responsible with whatever they give you.” He doesn’t recommend his approach though. Despite what many people may see as a sometimes-controversial approach to matters of spiritual importance, Gehue tempers himself through family bonds. Above all else, Gehue loves his family. “I find and I’m only speakin’ for me, the family is most important in meetin’ my needs,” he explains. “Don’t let yourself do without a healthy meal of love. Keep your appetite of love strong and healthy.” His 35-chapter account is an inspiring reminder that we’re flawed but intrinsically beauti-

ful. So if we seek to better who we are, of course it’s not going to be easy. But facing ourselves is part of our journey. He calls it “the lonely road. “Ultimately you must walk the road of Native spirituality alone, it is your path. Your major company will be the history of your life processes. You will learn some of the basic laws, respect for thyself, honesty, carin’ and sharin’ … “As you make these positive changes you open the doors of probability, so many of you won’t be able to count them all. The harder you work at it, the more you honour the spirits who help you on your way and they honour you.” Woven throughout his narrative, Gehue also inflects straight-from-the-hip spiritual teachings, surprising beliefs and glimpses of what happens inside a shaking tent ceremony. Voices of the Tent was written by David Gehue with the assistance of Joyce Atcheson – a former Wawatay News reporter and Cree Métis who resides in Great Village, Nova Scotia. Gehue is married with three daughters and has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the U.S. as both a therapist and Shake Tent conductor. Excerpts from the book are available online at www.voicesofthetent.com

NAN concerned about T-Bay student racism A “racially-motivated” conflict involving students in Thunder Bay has Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose concerned. Thunder Bay Police continue to investigate an incident which has reportedly led to student suspensions. According to police, a pre-arranged fight involving four youth – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – served as a catalyst for “racially inappropriate Internet postings” on a social-networking site, said Thunder Bay Police Service executive officer Chris Adams. About a dozen other youth may have been involved in the original fight, according to police. Waboose is concerned at the

growing prevalence of racism in Thunder Bay. “There is a disturbing trend of racism becoming more prevalent in educational institutions, local businesses and on the streets of this community,” Waboose said. “We hope to help diffuse this systemic racism by engaging with the Thunder Bay community in a positive, proactive manner that is both appropriate and culturally sensitive.” Waboose said now is the time to mend fences. “The Thunder Bay community has a growing First Nations population and it is time that we come together to address issues of racism, but we can’t do that if people insist on labeling people as ‘Aboriginal’ or ‘non-Aboriginal,’” Waboose said. –JT


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND HEARING HYDRO ONE NETWORKS INC. APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO CONSTRUCT LOWER MATTAGAMI TRANSMISSION REINFORCEMENT PROJECT Hydro One Networks Inc. (the “Applicant” or “Hydro One”) has Àled an application with the Ontario Energy Board, (the “Board”) dated April 8, 2009 under section 92 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c.15, Schedule B. The Applicant has applied for an order of the Board granting leave to construct transmission facilities for the Lower Mattagami Transmission Reinforcement Project. The work involves modifying the support towers and adding a second 230 kilovolt (“kV”) three phase transmission circuit to the existing 4.56 kilometer section of line H22D from Harmon Junction to the Kipling Generating Station.

EB-2009-0078

Need More Information? Further information on how to participate may be obtained by visiting the Board’s website at www.oeb.gov.on.ca or by calling our Consumer Relations Centre at 1877- 632-2727.

A map showing the location of the proposed facilities is included in this Notice. The Applicant submits that the proposed facilities are needed to provide adequate transmission capacity and to meet reliability standards and guidelines for the electrical supply to Lower Mattagami region. The Applicant also advises that the land rights required to accommodate the proposed transmission facilities have already been largely acquired in connection with the existing transmission line facilities. While no additional permanent land rights are expected to be required temporary access rights may still need to be acquired. The estimated total cost of the proposed facilities is approximately $4.3 million and the scheduled in-service date is June 2013. The Board has assigned File No. EB-2009-0078 to this application. How to see the Applicant’s Pre-Àled Evidence Copies of the application and the pre-Àled evidence in support of the application will be available for public inspection at the Board’s ofÀces and at the Applicant’s head ofÀce (see addresses below). How to Participate You may participate in this proceeding in one of three ways: 1.Send a Letter with your Comments to the Board Your letter with comments will be provided to the Board members deciding the application and will be part of the public record for the application. If you wish to make an oral presentation to the Board, your letter should include this request. Your letter must be received by the Board no later than 30 days from the publication or service date of this notice. The Board accepts letters of comment by either post or e-mail at the addresses below. 2.Become an Observer Observers do not actively participate in the proceeding but monitor the progress of the proceeding by receiving documents issued by the Board. You may request observer status in order to receive documents issued by the Board in this proceeding. If you become an observer, you need to contact the applicant and others in order to receive documents that they Àle in this proceeding and they may charge you for this. Most documents Àled in this application will also be available on the Board’s website. Your request for observer status must be made in writing and be received by the Board no later than 10 days from the publication or service date of this notice. The Board accepts observer request letters by either post or e-mail at the addresses below; however, two paper copies are also required. You must also provide a copy of your letter to the Applicant. 3.Become an Intervenor You may ask to become an intervenor if you wish to actively participate in the proceeding. Intervenors are eligible to receive evidence and other material submitted by participants in the hearing. Likewise, intervenors will be expected to send copies of any material they Àle to all parties to the hearing. Your request for intervenor status must be made by letter of intervention and be received by the Board no later than 10 days from the publication or service date of this notice. Your letter of intervention must include a description of how you are, or may be, affected by the outcome of this proceeding; and if you represent a group, a description of the group and its membership. The Board may order costs in this proceeding. You must indicate in your letter of intervention whether you expect to seek costs from the applicant and the grounds for your eligibility for costs. You must provide a copy of your letter of intervention to the Applicant. The Board may choose to proceed with this application by way of written or oral hearing.

IMPORTANT IF YOU DO NOT REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE, THE BOARD MAY PROCEED IN YOUR ABSENCE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY FURTHER NOTICE OF THESE PROCEEDINGS. ADDRESSES (for viewing of the Applicant’s submission) Ontario Energy Board P.O. Box 2319, 27th Floor 2300 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4 Attn: Ms. Kirsten Walli Board Secretary Tel: 1-888-632-6273 (Toll free) Fax: 416-440-7656 E-mail: boardsec@oeb.gov.on.ca

How to Contact Us In responding to this Notice, please include Board Àle number EB-2009-0078 in the subject line of your e-mail or at the top of your letter. It is also important that you provide your name, postal address and telephone number and, if available, an e-mail address and fax number. All communications should be directed to the attention of the Board Secretary at the address below, and be received no later than 4:45 p.m. on the required date.

Tel: 416-345-6482 Fax: 416-345-5866 E-mail: regulatory@hydroone.com Hydro One Networks Inc. 15th Floor, North Tower 483 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5 Attn: Mr. Michael Engelberg Assistant General Counsel

The Board will hold a written hearing unless a party satisÀes the Board that there is good reason for holding an oral hearing. Your letter of intervention should indicate your preference for a written or oral hearing, and the reason for that preference. If you already have a user ID, please submit your intervention request through the Board’s web portal at www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca. Additionally, two paper copies are required. If you do not have a user ID, please visit the Board’s website under e-Filing and Àll out a user ID password request. For instructions on how to submit and naming conventions please refer to the RESS Document Guidelines found at www.oeb.gov.on.ca, e-Filing Services. The Board also accepts interventions by email, at the address below, and again, two additional paper copies are required. Those who do not have internet access are required to submit their intervention request on a CD or diskette in PDF format, along with two paper copies.

Hydro One Networks Inc. 8th Floor, South Tower 483 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5 Attn: Ms. Anne-Marie Reilly Regulatory Coordinator Regulatory Research and Administration

Tel: 416-345-6305 Fax: 416-345-6972 E-mail: mengelberg@hydroone.com DATED at Toronto May 8, 2009 ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD Original signed by Kirsten Walli Board Secretary


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Commission de l’energie de l’Ontario

ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᐁᐧᐃᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔦ ᒋᑕᔑᓐᑌᒃ ᐊᔾᑦᕋ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓐ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᐅᒋ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᓇᓂᐧᐊᓐ ᑲᑭᐅᓇᐸᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᒪᑕᑲᒥᒃ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓂᔭᑉ ᑲᐱᒪᐱᑫᒧᑭᓐ ᐁᐧᐃ ᐧᐊᐧᐁᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᔾᑦᕋ ᐧᐊᓐ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓐ (ᐊᔾᑦᕋ ᐧᐊᓐ) ᑭᐃᔑ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᓇᓂᐧᐊᓐ ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓐ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ (ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ) ᒣᐧᑲ ᐊᐱ ᓂᑭᑭᓯᔅ 8, 2009 ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᐸᑕᒃ ᐸᑫᐱᐃᑲᓐ 78 ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐃᓇᑯᓂᑲᑌᒃ, ᑲᑭᐅᔑᓯᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ 1998 ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᐱᐃᑲᓐ 15 (ᐅᔑᓯᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ B). ᐧᐊᐊ ᑲᑭᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᒡ ᐅᑲᐧᑫᒋᒪᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᓂᒡ ᒋᑭᑕᐧᐃᔥᑲᒪᐧᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᒡ ᐁᐧᐃ ᐧᐊᐧᐁᔑᑐᒡ ᒪᑕᑲᒥᒃ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓂᔭᑉ ᑲᐃᓇᐱᑫᒧᑭᓐ. ᐅᑲᐧᐊᐧᐁᔑᑐᓇᓐ ᒥᑎᑯᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᑕᓇᓐᑭ ᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌ ᓂᔑᓐ ᒋᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐ 230 ᑭᓗᐳᓪᑦ (“kV”) ᓂᐧᓴᔦᒃ ᐃᔑᐱᒥᐊᓄᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓐ ᒣᐧᑲ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᒥᐊᓄᑭᒪᑲᒃ 4.56 ᑎᐸᐊᑲᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᓯᓇᐧᑲᒃ ᑎᐸᐊᑲᓐ ᐱᒪᐱᑫᑯᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ H22D ᐧᐁᑎ ᐃᔑ ᐊᕐᒥᓐ ᐱᓂᔥ ᐧᐁᑎ ᑭᑉᓕᓐᒃ ᐱᒥᐱᑌᒋᑫᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᒃ. ᐊᑭᐧᐃ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓐ ᑭᑕᐧᑫᑭᓂᑲᑌ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓂᑲᒥᑯᓐ ᑫᐧᐊᐧᐁᒋᔑᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑲᑭᐧᐃᓐᑌᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐧᐃᓐᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒃ ᐅᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃᓐ ᐅᑭᐧᐃᓐᑕᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᓇᓄᑲᑕᒃ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑎᓄᐧᐃ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓐ ᒋᑌᐱᓭᒃ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓐ ᑲᐱᒥᐊᐸᑕᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᒋᑎᐸᐸᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᒥᓂᑯᒃ ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐱᒥᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᑭᑭᓄᔥᑭᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᐅᑎᓂᑫᑕᒪᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓐ ᐧᐁᑎ ᒪᑕᑲᒥᒃ. ᐁᑯ ᑕᔥ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐊᐊ ᑲᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᒡ ᑭᐃᔑᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫ ᐊᑭᐧᐃ ᒥᓂᑯᓯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐊᔭᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᒋᑕᐧᐃᔥᑲᒪᑫᒪᑲᑭᓐ ᒋᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᓐ ᐊᔕ ᑭᐃᑭᑐᓇᓂᐧᐊᓐ ᐱᓴᓐ ᐃᑯ ᒋᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐱᒪᐱᑲᒧᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐧᐊᓯᑲᓂᔭᐱᓐ. ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᑕᔥ ᒋᑕᓀᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᓐ ᐊᑭᐧᐃ ᒥᓂᑯᓯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᓂᑲᓐ ᒋᓇᑐᑕᒪᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᑕᓇᓄᑭᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᔕᑯᒡ ᓇᑭᑲ ᒋᐱᓐᑎᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᑎᐯᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐ ᐊᑭᓐ ᒪᑭᔕ ᑕᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᓇᓂᐧᐊᐞ ᑕᐧᐃᔥᑲᒪᑯᐧᐃᓐ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ. ᑭᐃᓀᓐᒋᑲᑌ ᑲᐧᐃᐊᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᒋᐃᔑᐸᓇᒋᒋᑫᒪᑲᒃ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓭᓯᒃ $4.3 ᒥᓕᔭᓐ ᑕᐧᓴᐱᒃ ᐁᑯ ᑕᔥ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᔕ ᒋᑭᔕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᓴᑭᐸᑲᐧᐃᑭᓯᔅ 2013 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓄᐧᐊᒃ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᐃᑕᔥ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᐁᐃᓇᑭᑕᓱᓀᔭᓂᒃ EB-2009-0078. ᑫᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᒋᑲᑌᓂᒃ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᒡ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᓇᑐᑕᒪᑫᒡ ᑭᐧᑲᔭᓐᒋᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᐊᔕ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᑕᐧᑲᔭᓐᑕᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᒋᐱᐧᐊᐸᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᐧᐁᓀᓂᒃ ᐃᑯ ᒋᐃᔑᓇᓇᑐᔥᑲᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᒡ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᒃ (ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᐊᓐᑎ ᑫᐃᔑᓇᓇᑐᔥᒪᑲᓐ). ᑫᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑭᑕᑭᑕᐧᑭ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᐃᑐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐯᔑᐧᑲᔦᒃ ᐃᐃᒪ ᓂᐧᓴᔦᒃ ᐃᓇᑫ: 1. ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐃᒃ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᐃᓀᑕᒪᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᑲᐃᓀᑕᒪᓐ ᑲᑭᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᑕᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ, ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᑕᐃᓇᐸᑕᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᒋᑲᓇᐧᐁᑕᐧᑲᒃ ᑲᐱᓇᐧᑫᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓂ. ᐊᔕ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᒋᐧᐸ ᓂᓱᒥᑕᓇᑭᔑᑲ ᑲᔥᐳᓭᒃ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᐅᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᐱᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑫᒪ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᒪᒋᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ. 2. ᐧᐃᐱᒥ ᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐊᐸᒋᑫᔭᓐ ᒥᑕᔥ ᐁᑐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒻ ᑲᐱᒥ ᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐊᐸᒋᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᒣᐧᒣᒡ ᑕᐧᑭᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᑫᑯᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᒪᓄᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᔕᑯᒡ ᐃᑕᔥ ᐅᑐᒋ ᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐊᐸᑕᓇᐧᐊ ᐁᔑᐱᒪᓄᑭᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᐧᐁᑎ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐸᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐧᐃᓇᓐ. ᑭᑕᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌ ᒋᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᑯᔭᓐ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐊᐸᒋᑫᔭᓐ, ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᓂᒥᑯ ᒋᑲᓄᓇᒡ ᑲᑭᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᒡ ᑲᔦ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᒃ ᒋᒥᓂᐧᑲ ᑲᑎᐸᑐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐊᐱ ᐊᓂ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᔦ ᑫᒋᓐ ᑲᑎᐸᐃᑫᐃᑯᒃ. ᑫᑲ ᐱᑯ ᑲᑭᓇ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐅᑕᔭᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᐧᐊᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᔭᓐ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᑕᐧᐊᐸᒋᑫᔭᓐ, ᐅᔑᑐᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐊᔕ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒡ ᒋᐧᐸ ᒥᑕᓱᑭᔑᑲ ᑲᔥᐳᓭᒃ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᐅᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᓇᐧᐊ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᐱᑌᑭᓐ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑫᒪ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᒪᒋᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ, ᔕᑯᒡ ᑲᔦ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ. ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌ ᑲᔦ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐊᒡ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐧᐊᐧᐁ ᑲᑭᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᒡ. 3. ᑫᑭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐱᑕᐧᑭᓐ ᐱᓴᓐ ᐃᑯ ᑭᑕᐱᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌ ᑫᑭᓐ ᒋᐱᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᑕᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐊᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᒥᑭᑲᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᓐ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᐱᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃ ᓇᑭᔥᑲᑎᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᑯᓯᐧᐊᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐱᑕᐧᑭᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑲᑭᓇ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔕᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃ ᓇᑭᔥᑲᑎᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᑲᑭᐅᔑᑐᔭᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᒃ ᒋᐧᐸ ᒥᑕᓱᑭᔑᑲ ᑲᔥᐳᓭᒃ ᐊᐱ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ. ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᒋᐸᔭᑌ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᔑᔥᑲᑯᔭᓐ ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᑫᑐᑕᑯᐧᐊᓀᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᒪᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ, ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᐁᐅᒋ ᑲᑲᓄᑕᒪᐧᐊᐧᑕ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᒃ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ, ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᔑᐸᐸᒥᓯᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓐᑎ ᐁᔑ ᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐᓱᐧᐊᒡ. ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᒪᑭᔕ ᑕᐃᑭᑐᐧᐊᒃ ᐧᐃᓂᑯ ᐧᐊᐊ ᒋᑎᐸᐊᒃ ᐅᐧᐁᓂ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᒡ. ᐁᑯ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂᒃ ᐁᐊᑕᐧᐁᓂᒪᒡ ᑲᑲᐧᑫᐧᑌᒡ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑭᒡ ᐧᐃᓐ ᐃᑯ ᒋᑭᑎᐸᐊᑭᐸᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐁᑯᓀᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᐃᓀᓂᒪᒡ ᐧᐃᓐ ᒋᑭᑎᐸᐊᑭᐸᓐ ᐅᐧᐁᓂ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂ. ᑲᔦ ᒋᒥᓇᒡ ᐯᔑᒃ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐧᐊᐧᐁ ᑲᑭᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᒡ. ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᒪᑭᔕ ᑕᑭᐃᓇᑯᓂᑫᐧᐊᒃ ᒋᐃᔑᐅᑕᐱᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫᒋᒥᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑫᒪ ᓇᑭᐡᑲᑎᐧᐃᓂᒃ. ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᓇᐧᐊ ᒋᐅᒋ ᓇᐧᑫᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᑲᐧᑫᒋᒪᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒡ ᐁᑯ ᑕᔥ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐁᑭᔕᑯᓱᒥᐧᑕ ᐁᑕᐧᑲᒃ ᑫᑯᓐ ᐧᐁᑯᓀᓐ ᑫᑭᐅᒋ ᒪᐧᐊᒋᐃᑎᓇᓂᐧᐊᑭᐸᓐ. ᐃᐃᒪ ᑕᔥ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂᒃ ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᐁᔑᐸᑯᓭᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᒋᐱᒧᒋ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᔭᓐ ᑫᒪ ᐁᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐸᒪᐧᑕ, ᑲᔦ ᐧᐁᑯᓀᓐ ᑲᑭᐅᒋ ᐃᔑᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᒪᓐ ᑲᑭᑲᐧᑫᒋᒪᐧᑕ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔭᐧᐊᓀᓐ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᒋᑲᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ, ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᒪᐧᐊᑌᑭᓐ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᐅᐅᒪ www.errr.oeb. gov.on.ca. ᑕᑯ ᑲᔦ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔭᓯᐧᐊᓐ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᒋᑲᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ, ᐃᓇᐱᓐ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᑌᓂᒃ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐃᔑ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᒋᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐊᒪᓐ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᒋᒋᑲᓐ ᒋᐅᓐᑎᓇᒪᓱᔭᓐ. ᑫᑐᑕᒪᓐ ᒋᐅᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐃᐱᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᓐ ᒪᐧᐊᒋᐃᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋᐃᓇᐱᔭᓐ RESS ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓂ ᑭᑭᓄᔥᑭᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ www.oeb.gov.on.ca, ᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᒧᔥᑭᓀᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ. ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᐅᑐᒋ ᐅᑕᐱᓇᓇᐧᐊ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑎᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐃᐧᑕ ᐅᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓂᐧᐊ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑕᔥ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐊᓐ���ᐧᐁᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ. ᑭᓇᐧᐊ ᑲᐊᔭᓯᐧᐊᓐ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᒃ ᐱᓇᐊᓇᓐ ᐱᑌᐧᐁᓯᒋᑲᓇᐱᑯᓯᒃ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ, ᑕᑯ ᑕᔥ ᓂᔑᓐ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓂᐧᐊᑭᓐ ᑲᑭᓇᐱᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ. ᑫᐱᔑ ᓇᓇᑐᔥᑲᐧᐃᔑᔭᒃ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐧᐃᓇᐧᑫᑐᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ, ᑕᑯᐱᐊᓐ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ EB-2009-0078 ᑭᒋᓀᑕᐧᑲᓐ ᑲᔦ ᒋᑕᑯᐱᐊᒪᓐ ᑭᑎᔑᓂᑲᓱᐧᐃᓐ, ᑭ ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᐱᑌᑭᓐ ᑫᒪ ᑲᔦ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐊᔭᐧᐊᓀᓐ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ ᑲᐅᒋᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑯᔭᓐ ᑲᔦ ᐸᒃᔅ ᐊᑭᓐᑕᓱᓐ. ᑲᑭᓇ ᐅᔑᐱᐊᒪᑎᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᐧᐊᔦᒃ ᑲᐸᒥᓇᒃ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ, ᐊᔕ ᑕᔥ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᒋᐧᐸ 4:45 ᑎᐸᐃᑲᓀᔭᒃ ᐅᓇᑯᔑᒃ ᐃᐃᐧᐁ ᐁᑭᔑᑲᒃ ᑲᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᐧᑲᑭᓐ ᒋᐃᔑᐧᐊᐸᓐᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ.

EB-2009-0078

ᑫᔭᐱ ᓇ ᑭᑕᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑯᔭᓐ. ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᑫᔭᐱ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐁᑕᒪᓐ ᒋᐧᐃᑕᒪᑯᔭᓐ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᒋᑫᔭᐸᓐ ᒋᐱᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᑭᑕᐅᓐᑎᓇᓐ ᒋᐃᓇᐱᔭᓐ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᐊᐸᒋᑐᐧᐊᒡ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᒃ www.oeb.gov.on.ca ᑫᒪ ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐧᐃᐅᒋ ᑲᓄᓇᐧᑕ ᐧᐁᑎ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᓄᑭᐧᐊᒡ 1-877-632-2727.

ᑭᒋᑫᑯᓐ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᐁᑲ ᐱᒋᓂᔕᐊᒪᓐ ᑭᑐᔑᐱᐃᑲᓐ ᐁᐸᑯᓭᑕᒪᐸᓐ ᑫᑭᓐ ᒋᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ, ᒥᐱᑯ ᐱᓴᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᐁᑲ ᐃᒪ ᒋᑭᑕᐧᑭᔭᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᒥᓇᐧᐊ ᑲᐱᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑯᓯᒃ ᐊᓂᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ Ontario Energy Board P.O. Box 2319, 27th Floor 2300 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4 Attn: Ms. Kirsten Walli Board Secretary Tel: 1-888-632-6273 (Toll free) Fax: 416-440-7656 E-mail: boardsec@oeb.gov.on.ca

Hydro One Networks Inc. 8th Floor, South Tower 483 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5 Attn: Ms. Anne-Marie Reilly Regulatory Coordinator Regulatory Research and Administration Tel: 416-345-6482 Fax: 416-345-5866 E-mail: regulatory@hydroone.com Hydro One Networks Inc. 15th Floor, North Tower 483 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5 Attn: Mr. Michael Engelberg Assistant General Counsel Tel: 416-345-6305 Fax: 416-345-6972 E-mail: mengelberg@hydroone.com

ᑐᕋᓐᑐ ᑭᒋᐅᑌᓇᒃ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᒃ ᒪᑯᑭᓯᔅ 8, 2009 ᐅᓐᑌᕆᐅ ᐃᔥᑯᑌᐧᐃᔭᑉ ᑲᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐅᑎᓱᒡ ᑭᕐᔅᑎᓐ ᐧᐊᓕ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᑭᒪᐧᐃᒡ ᐊᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ


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Wawatay News

Ontario Energy Board

MAY 28, 2009

ᐧᐊᐧᐊᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐧᐃᓇᐣ

Commission de l’energie de l’Ontario

ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᐣ ᐁᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᒧᒋᑫᐧᐃᐣ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᐦᐊᔾᐟᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᒋᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᒋᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧᓇᓄᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᐃᐧᔭᓂ ᑲᐧᔭᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒪᑕᑲᒥ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧᔭᑊ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒪᐱᑫᑯᑌᐠ ᒋᐊᐧᐁᐧᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐦᐊᔾᐟᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ (ᐦᐊᔾᐟᕑᐅ ᐊᐧᐣ) ᑭᐃᔑᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᑲᔭᐱᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ (ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ) ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᓂᑭᐱᓯᑦ 8, 2009 ᐅᒪ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᐸᑫᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ 92 ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᑲᔭᐱᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᓇᔓᐊᐧᑌᐠ, 1998, ᑲᑭᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᐣ 1998 ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᑕᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ 15, (ᐅᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ B). ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᐅᑲᑫᐧᒋᒪᐣ ᑲᔭᐱᑕᒪᑫᓂᐨ ᒋᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐨ ᐁᐃᐧ ᐊᐧᐁᐧᔑᑐᐨ ᒪᑕᑲᒥ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧᔭᐱᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐊᐧᐁᐧᔑᒋᑲᑌᐊᐧᐣ ᒥᑎᑯᑲᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑕᓇᑭ ᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌ ᒋᓂᔕᑭᐣ 230 ᑭᓫᐅᐳᓫᐟ (“kV”) ᓂᐦᓴᐧᔦᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒪᓄᑭᒪᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᐃᒪ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑲᐅᒋᐱᒪᓄᑭᒪᑲᐠ 4.56 ᑲᔭᐱᒋᑎᐸᐦᐊᑲᓀᔭᐠ ᐱᒪᐱᑫᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ H22D ᐃᒪ ᐅᒋ ᐦᐊᕑᒥᐣ ᐱᓂᐡ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑭᑊᕑᐃᐣᐠ ᐱᒥᐸᓂᒋᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ. ᑭᐊᔑᑕᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᐣ ᐅᒪ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᐠ ᐊᐣᑎ ᑲᐃᐃᐧᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ. ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᓇᓄᑭᐨ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑐᑲᐣ ᐃᓇᓄᑭᐧᐃᐣ ᒋᐅᒋ ᑌᐱᓭᐠ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒋᑎᐱᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᑲᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐱᒥᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᐸᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐱᒥᐅᑎᓂᑫᑕᒪᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᐁᐧᑎ ᒪᑕᑲᒥᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᑭᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᑌᐸᑫᑕᑯᓯᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᒪᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᒋ ᑕᐃᐧᐡᑲᒪᑫᒪᑲᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᐃᓇᓄᑭᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᔕ ᑭᐸᑭᑕᔓᐊᐧᑌᐊᐧᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐱᒪᐱᑫᑯᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᐃᐧᔭᐱᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑕᓀᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᑌᐸᑫᑕᑯᓯᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐱᓇᒪ ᒋᓇᑐᑕᒪᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᑕᓇᓄᑭᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐊᒋᓇ ᒋᐱᑎᑫᐡᑭᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᐦᑭᐣ ᒪᐡᑯᐨ ᑕᐃᓯᓭ ᒋᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑯᐃᐧᐣ. ᐊᒥ ᑲᐃᓇᑭᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᐃᔑᒣᑎᓂᑫᓭᐠ ᐃᒪ ᓇᐣᑕ $4.3 ᒥᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᑕᓴᐧᐱᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑫᑯᐣ ᒋᑭᔕᓄᑲᑌᐠ ᓴᑭᐸᑲᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 2013 ᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ.

EB-2009-0078

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ᑲᔭᐱᑕᒧᐧᐊᐨ ᐅᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᓇᐧᐊ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂ ᐁᓇᑭᑕᓱᓀᔭᓂᐠ EB-2009-0078. ᐊᐣᑎ ᑫᑭᐅᒋ ᐊᐧᐸᒋᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᐅᓇᑐᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᔕ ᑭᑲᐧᔭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐊᐧᐣ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐊᔕ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑕᐊᔭᐊᐧᐣ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐱᑯ ᐊᐁᐧᓀᓇᐠ ᐁᐧᑎ ᒋᐅᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐊᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᐅᑕᓄᑭᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ (ᐃᓇᐱᐣ ᒐᐸᔑᐡ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐁᔑᑕᑲᐧᑭᐣ) ᑫᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᔭᐣ ᑭᑲᑭᑕᑭᐧ ᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑᒋᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᐯᔑᑲᐧᔦᐠ ᐃᒪ ᓂᐦᓴᐧᔦᐠ ᐃᓀᑫ: 1. ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐧᐊᐧᑕ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᓀᑕᒪᐣ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᑲᑭᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᐁᓀᑕᒪᐣ ᑕᐊᐧᐸᑕᐦᐊᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐅᓀᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓂ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑕᐃᓇᐧᑌ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᒋᔑᑲᓇᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᑲᐱᓇᑫᐧᐁᐧᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑲᓂ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᑫᒋᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐧᓇᑭᐡᑲᐊᐧᑕᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ, ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᒋᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂ ᐁᑲ ᒪᔑ ᓂᐦᓱᒥᑕᓇᑭᔑᑲ ᐊᓭᐧᓭᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᑐᑕᐱᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᒐᐸᔑᐡ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ. 2. ᒋᐱᒥ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᔭᐣ ᑲᐱᒥ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐧᓂᐣ ᑫᒋᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒪᓄᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᔕᑯᐨ ᐅᐱᒥ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᔑᐱᒪᓄᑭᓇᓄᐊᐧᓂᐠ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐣ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐸᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ. ᑭᑕᑭᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧ ᒋᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᑯᔭᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᒋᐊᐧᐸᑕᒪᐣ ᑲᑭᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐃᐧᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᔭᐣ, ᑲᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑯᐢ ᒋᑲᓄᓇᐨ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᒋᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐃᐧᑲᐧ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᐱ ᑲᐊᓂ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒪᐡᑯᐨ ᑲᐊᑭᑕᒪᑯᐠ. ᑫᑲᐟ ᑲᑭᓇ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑕᐊᔭᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᒪᒪᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ. ᐃᐁᐧ ᑕᐡ ᑲᐃᐧᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧᔭᐣ ᒋᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᔭᐣ ᒋᐅᔑᑐᔭᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐁᑲ ᒪᔑ ᒥᑕᓱᑭᔑᑲ ᒋᐊᓭᐧᓭᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐅᑲᐅᑕᐱᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐱᒧᑌᑭᐣ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᑲᐅᒋ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑎᓇᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᒐᐸᔑᐡ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ, ᔕᑯᐨ ᓂᔑᐣ ᑲᑭᓇᐸᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ. ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ. 3. ᑫᑭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᐱᔑᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐣ ᑭᔭᑦ ᑭᑕᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧ ᑫᑭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᒋᑭᑕᑭᐧᔭᐣ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ. ᐅᒪ ᑲᐃᐧᑕᑭᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᑕᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᒥᑭᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᐱᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃᐧ ᓇᑭᐡᑲᑐᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᒥᑕᐡ ᐁᔑᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪ ᑲᑕᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᑭᓇ ᑲᐃᐧᐃᔕᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑫᐧᑌᐧᐃᐧ ᓇᑭᐡᑲᑐᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᐃᐁᐧ ᑕᐡ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᐁᑲ ᒪᔑ ᒥᑕᓱᑭᔑᑲ ᒋᐊᓭᐧᓭᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ. ᐃᐁᐧ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᒋᐸᔭᑌ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᐃᑎᔭᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐃᐸᓂᐦᐃᑯᔭᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᐠ, ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐅᒋ ᐊᔭᒥᑕᒪᐊᐧᑕᐧ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ, ᒋᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᔑᐸᐸᒥᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᔑ ᐊᔑᑕᑭᒥᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑕᑭᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᑲᐱᐃᔑ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑎᐸᐦᐃᑫᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐅᒪ ᐃᔑᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐡ ᒋᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᓂᒪᐨ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᑎᐸᐦᐃᑫᐨ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᑫᑯᓀᐣ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐃᓀᑕᒪᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᐃᔑᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᒪᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒋᒥᓇᐨ ᐯᔑᐠ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐊᐧᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐨ. ᑲᔭᐱᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑲᐅᓀᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐱᐃᔑ ᑲᑫᐧᒋᒥᑕᐧ ᒋᒧᒋ ᓇᑫᐧᐱᐦᐊᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑫᒋᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐱᓇᑭᐡᑲᐃᐧᑕᐧ. ᐊᔭᐱᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᑲᔭᐸᒋᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᐅᒋ ᓇᑫᐧᐁᐧᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐱᔑᑲᑫᐧᒋᒥᑕᐧ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑕ ᐁᑭᔕᑯᓱᒥᑕᐧ ᐁᐊᔭᒪᑲᐠ ᑫᑯᐣ ᑫᑭᐅᒋ ᓇᑭᐡᑲᑎᓇᓄᐊᐧᑭᐸᐣ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᐃᒪ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᒋᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᐊᓂᐣ ᐁᔑᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᒋᐱᒧᒋ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᔭᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐁᐃᐧᓇᑭᐡᑲᐊᐧᑕᐧ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑫᑯᓀᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᒋᐃᓀᑕᒪᐣ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᑲᑫᐧᒋᒪᑕᐧ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐊᔭᐊᐧᓀᐣ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᒋᒋᑲᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ, ᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᐣ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᑌᓂᐠ ᑲᒪᒪᐊᐧᑌᑭᐣ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᐅᒪ www.errr.oeb.gov.on.ca. ᐊᔑᐨ ᓂᔑᐣ ᑲᑭᓇᐸᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ. ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐊᔭᔭᐣ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᒋᒋᑲᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ, ᐃᓇᐱᐣ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᑌᓂᐠ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᑕᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐊᐣ ᑭᑭᓇᐊᐧᒋᒋᑲᐣ ᒋᐅᑎᓇᒪᓱᔭᐣ. ᑫᑐᑕᒪᐣ ᒋᐅᒋᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐃᐧᑕᒪᐣ ᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐃᓇᐱᐣ ᐃᒪ RESS ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓂ ᑭᑭᓄᐡᑭᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐅᒪ www. oeb.gov.on.ca, ᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᒧᐡᑭᓀᐱᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ. ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑐᑕᐱᓇᓇᐊᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐠ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑐᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᐅᒋ ᐱᒋᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐅᒪ ᒐᐸᔑᐡ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᓂᔑᐣ ᑲᑭᓇᐸᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑲᐧᓄᐣ. ᑭᓇᐊᐧ ᐁᑲ ᑲᐊᔭᔦᐠ ᒪᒪᑕᐃᐧᐱᐊᐧᐱᐠ ᐃᒪ ᐃᔑᐱᓇᐦᐊᒧᐠ ᐱᑎᑫᐁᐧᓯᒋᑲᓇᐱᑯᓯᐠ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᔑᐨ ᓂᔑᐣ ᑲᐯᐸᓄᐊᐧᑭᐣ ᑲᑭᓇᐸᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ. ᑫᐱᐃᔑᑲᓄᓂᔑᔭᐠ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐧᐃᓇᐧᑫᐧᐁᔑᑐᔭᐣ ᐅᐧᐁ ᐧᐃᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᐣ, ᐊᔑᑕᓯᓇᐦᐊᐣ ᐊᑭᑕᓱᐣ EB-2009-0078 ᑲᑭ ᑭᑭᓇᐧᐊᑕᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᐣ ᑲᐱᐊᓂᒧᑕᒪᑫᔭᐣ ᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᐠ ᑲᐱᐅᒋ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑫᔭᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐃᐡᐱᒥᐠ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑫᐧᐃᓂᐠ. ᑭᒋᓀᑕᐧᑲᐣ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐊᔑᑕᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᐣ ᑭᐧᐃᓱᐧᐃᐣ, ᑭᒪᒋᑭᑐᐧᐃ ᐊᑭᑕᓱᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᐧᐃᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᒋᑕᑯᓭᑭᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐊᔭᔭᐣ ᒪᒪᑕᐧᐃᐱᐧᐊᐱᑯᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑯᔭᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐸᐠᐢ ᐊᑭᑕᓱᐣ. ᑲᑭᓇ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐊᒪᑐᐧᐃᓇᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐧᐊᐧᐊ ᐧᐊᐧᐁ ᑲᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᐨ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᐅᒪ ᒐᐸᔑᐡ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᑫᐃᔑᓂᔕᐦᐊᒪᐣ, ᐁᐧᑲ ᐊᔕ ᒋᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᐨ ᐁᐧᒪᔦ 4:45 ᐅᓇᑯᔑᐠ ᐃᐧᐁ ᐁᑭᔑᑲᐠ ᑲᓇᑕᐧᐁᑕᐧᑲᑭᐣ ᒋᐃᔑᐅᑎᓯᑯᐧᐊᐨ.

ᑭᒋᓀᑕᑲᐧᐣ ᑭᐡᐱᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒪᐣ ᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᐁᐸᑯᓭᑕᒪᐣ ᒋᑕᐧᑭᔭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑲᐧᐃᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᐠ, ᒥᐱᑯ ᑫᐊᓂᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒧᐧᐊᐨ ᐁᑲ ᐃᒪ ᒋᑭᑕᐧᑭᔭᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᐧᐃᐣ ᐊᐧᐊᔑᒣ ᑲᐱᒥᐧᐃᑕᒪᑯᐠ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑭᓇᓄᐧᐊᐠ. ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑫ���ᔑᓂᔕᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ Ontario Energy Board P.O. Box 2319, 27th Floor 2300 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4 Attn: Ms. Kirsten Walli Board Secretary Tel: 1-888-632-6273 (Toll free) Fax: 416-440-7656 E-mail: boardsec@oeb.gov.on.ca

Hydro One Networks Inc. 8th Floor, South Tower 483 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5 Attn: Ms. Anne-Marie Reilly Regulatory Coordinator Regulatory Research and Administration Tel: 416-345-6482 Fax: 416-345-5866 E-mail: regulatory@hydroone.com Hydro One Networks Inc. 15th Floor, North Tower 483 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5G 2P5 Attn: Mr. Michael Engelberg Assistant General Counsel Tel: 416-345-6305 Fax: 416-345-6972 E-mail: mengelberg@hydroone.com

ᑐᕑᐊᐣᑐ ᑭᒋᐅᑌᓇᐠ ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᐠ ᒪᑯᐱᓯᑦ 8, 2009 ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐊᓂᒥᑭ ᐃᐡᑯᑌ ᑲᔭᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᐨ ᑲᑭᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐨ ᑭᕑᐢᑎᐣ ᐧᐊᓫᐃ ᑲᐃᔑᔭᐱᑕᒪᑫᐧᐊᐨ ᐅᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑫᔑᐡ


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Stroller aerobic program now running Rick Garrick Wawatay News

A stroller-aerobic program is being offered by Ka:nen - Our Children, Our Future in many communities across northern Ontario. “The goal is to get people out walking and doing more physical activities with their children,” said Marilyn Junnila, regional manager of the Ka: nen - Our Children, Our Future Thunder Bay office. “If we encourage children now, they keep doing that as they grow up.”

Ka:nen - Our Children, Our Future’s stroller-aerobic program is currently being offered in many communities across northern Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Timmins, Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances, Wabigoon, Geraldton, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Mattawa and Parry Sound. “It also provides the families with physical activity so they become more healthier themselves,” Junnila said, noting the program also provides nutritional snacks, such as fruit, to the families, some of whom may have low incomes. “We

AFN announces Day of Reconciliation June 11 National Chief Phil Fontaine is reminding the federal government that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s apology called for a new standard of behaviour toward Aboriginal people. “Last year, the Prime Minister made a moving and heartfelt apology to residential school survivors on behalf of all Canadians,” Fontaine said. “Now is the time to move forward on the next step in our journey, and that is to enter a new era of reconciliation in Canada. We believe Canadians care, and that they believe in fairness and justice. This is an opportunity to renew relations between First Nations and non-Aboriginal communities. Reconciliation belongs to all of us.” Fontaine is encouraging communities across the country – First Nations, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – in every reserve, town and city to participate in a June 11 National

Day of Reconciliation, to send a strong message to the government about reconciliation. “June 11 will now be a day to put meaningful action to the many fine words that have been given to us by way of apologies from the residential school era,” Fontaine said. “We once again offer our hand to work in partnership with the governments, the Churches, and the people of Canada, to make this land a better place for First Nation people, and all Canadians.” The National Day of Reconciliation event in Ottawa will begin with a sunrise ceremony at 5:30 a.m. on Victoria Island, where members of the public are welcome to participate or observe. At noon, First Nations leaders will meet with church leaders and politicians for a symbolic handshake on the Portage Bridge, followed by a march of unity to Parliament Hill. –RG

provide them with nutritional snacks they may not otherwise be able to buy.” Ka:nen - Our Children, Our Future received $157,276 over two years from the federal and provincial governments through the new Physical Activity and Healthy Eating funding program, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion. “If we want our children to grow up to be healthy adults, we need to help them develop good habits early on,” said Leona Aglukkaq, federal minis-

ter of Health. “These programs give kids a chance to be active and eat well every day and provide them with a head start on staying healthy.” Aglukkaq and Ontario Health Promotion Minister Margarett Best announced the funding on April 27 as part of a shared investment of $3.4 million towards eight physical activity and healthy eating projects for children and youth across Ontario. “I am very pleased that we have this opportunity to partner with the federal government to promote healthy and active liv-

ing in Ontario,” Best said. “In order to have an impact on the lives of Canadian children and youth, we need to continue our collaboration with all levels of government and our partners to increase rates of physical activity and to encourage healthy food choices.” Canada’s Physical Activity Guides recommend that children work towards at least 90 minutes of physical activity each day to stay healthy. The Guides also recommend children reduce time spent on activities such as watching TV and surfing the Internet.

“In the winter we did this through a snowshoe program,” Junnila said. “We’re hoping for a big turnout for the strolleraerobic program.” The Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide recommends a careful selection of foods balanced by physical activity. The Guide gives Canadians detailed information on the amount and types of food recommended for their age and gender. It also encourages Canadians to focus on vegetables, fruit, whole grains, milk and meat. It discourages foods that are high in calories, fat, sugar and salt.

Final Review Forest Management Plan Inspection Romeo Malette Forest 2009 – 2019 Forest Management Plan We Need Your Input The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Tembec and the Timmins Local Citizen Committees (LCC), as part of the ongoing forest management planning process, would like to invite you to inspect the approved 2009 - 2019 Forest Management Plan (FMP) for the Romeo Malette Forest. Your input is needed to ensure the FMP reflects balanced, well-informed and fair decisions for the Romeo Malette Forest. The approved FMP includes information on: • • • • •

The long-term management direction of the forest; The planned operations for harvest, renewal and tending and access roads for the first five-year term 2009 - 2014; The proposed areas of operation for the second five-year term 2014 - 2019; The corridors for primary and branch roads for the ten-year term 2009 - 2019; The major changes made after consultation of the draft FMP.

How to Get Involved The approved FMP will be available for public inspection during normal office hours for 30 days, from May 15, 2009 to June 15, 2009 at the following locations: • • • •

Tembec Inc. office, Highway 101 West, Timmins, ON. Contact: Don Bazeley 705–360–1276; Ministry of Natural Resources Timmins District office, South Porcupine, ON. Contact: Mac Kilgour 705–235-1320; Ministry of Natural Resources Regional office, South Porcupine, ON. Contact: Troy Anthony 705–235-1182; Arrangements can be made to view the FMP at a location in Toronto by calling this number: 1-800-667-1940.

The information and maps will also be available for public review on the Ministry of Natural Resources public website at ontario.ca/forestplans during the 30-day inspection period. An appointment with the Ministry of Natural Resources District Manager or with a planning team member during nonbusiness hours may be made by calling 705-235-1300. Copies of the approved FMP summary and values maps may be obtained by contacting the Ministry of Natural Resources Timmins District or the Tembec office. Can’t Make It?

Summer Solstice Pre-Anihshininiimok Celebration (Come Speak Your Language)

Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre is planning an exciting two day language festival June 21st and 22nd, 2009 at Pelican Falls Centre in Sioux Lookout. The purpose of this festival is to highlight First Nation languages. All of the activities will focus on and encourage people to speak in one of the First Nations languages such as: Anihshiniimowin (OjiCree), Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway), Nehinowewin (Cree) and any other Aboriginal language. Activities will include: • Opening prayer followed by a Sunrise ceremony and an Ecumenical Service with messages and hymns all done in an Aboriginal language. • Round one of an oratory, drama and singing competition all done in a language • A Fish Fry Supper • An evening concert with invited well known musicians who perform only in their language • A variety of educational workshops delivered in the language Call Margaret Dumas at the Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre, 737-7373 ext. 29 for more information.

The planning team members, the Ministry of Natural Resources District Manager and the LCC are available at any time during the planning process to meet with you and discuss your interests, issues or concerns. During the 30-day inspection period, a written request can be made to the Director of Environmental Assessment Approvals Branch, Ministry of the Environment, for an individual environmental assessment of specific forest management activities in the FMP as described in the Forest Management Planning Manual (2004). A response to a request for an individual environmental assessment will normally be provided after the completion of the 30-day inspection period. The planning team for the forest management plan consisted of the following people: Glen McFarlane, MNR Area Supervisor, Co-Chair Don Bazeley, Tembec, Planning Superintendent, Plan Author Lino Morandin, Tembec, Area Forester Mac Kilgour, MNR, Area Forester Sarah Allen, MNR, Resource Liaison Don Buck, MNR, Area Technician Bob Bielek, Timmins Local Citizens Committee Jen Millson, Timmins Local Citizens Committee Kira Dunham, Representative, Takwa Tagamou Nation George Sackaney, Representative, Waghoshig First Nation Rodney Wincikaby, Representative, Matachewan First Nation Chris McKay, Representative, Mattagami First Nation Andrew MacLean, Norbord Inc., Forester Chad Oukes, Grant Forest Products, Forester For further information, please contact: Mac Kilgour Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Government Complex P.O. Bag 3090 South Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0 Tel.: 705-235-1320 Fax: 705-235-1377 E-mail: mac.kilgour@ontario.ca

Don Bazeley Tembec Industries Inc. P.O. Box 1100 Timmins, ON P4N 7H9 Tel.: 705-360-1276 Fax: 705-360-1279 E-mail: don.bazeley@tembec.com

Bob Bielek Local Citizens’ Committee P.O. Box 231 Timmins, ON P4N 7C3 Tel.: 705-268-7460 E-mail: rbielek@xplornet.com

Following the inspection period, the approved ten-year term FMP will be available for viewing at the Tembec Office, the Ministry of Natural Resources Timmins District Office, the Ministry of Natural Resources Timmins Regional Office and arrangements can be made to view the FMP at a location in Toronto by calling this number: 1-800-667-1940. Ministry of Natural Resources is collecting your personal information and comments under the authority of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. Any personal information you provide (address, name, telephone, etc.) will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, however, your comments will become part of the public consultation process and may be shared with the general public. Your personal information may be used by the Ministry of Natural Resources to send you further information related to this forest management planning exercise. If you have questions about the use of your personal information, please contact: Doug MacMillan, Ministry of Natural Resources Timmins, 705-235-1316. Renseignements en français : Carole Larche, (705) 235-1314.


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NAN seeks servicemen, women for Keewaywin ceremony

Articles of laughter

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James Thom/Wawatay News

Yard Sale actor Shane Turtle (playing Frank the old man) performs the play at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School May 14. The play centres around a couple having a yard sale. It also involves relationships and what is most important in life.

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As the number of surviving war veterans dwindles, Nishnawbe Aski Nation is working toward recognizing First Nations members with military service for Canada. “Even if they’re gone, we need to recognize the veterans,” said NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy. “It’s important to draw up a list and know who served, where and when. We want to honour them.” NAN is hoping members will self-identify or their families will help facilitate the process. Ideally, the information NAN seeks is the veteran’s name, which band he/she is member of, how old they were and year they enlisted, war-time involvement (Second War War in infantry as a sniper) how long they served, which regiment(s), where served (Germany, France), military decorations (if any), when discharged, and, if possible, to forward some photos of the war veterans (recent and as a young man/woman in uniform). “Our people played a role in the major wars,” Beardy said. “But, afterwards, they never received the credit and honour they deserved.” Beardy said that’s because it wasn’t until decades after the Second World War that First Nations people got the right to vote. The Native veterans were fighting for democracy and the right to vote despite their inability to do so. The Native veterans

returned from overseas without the same rights as the men and women they fought alongside. “I don’t think anyone wanted to draw focus to that fact. Rather than draw attention to it, I think the First Nation contributions in the First and Second World Wars were forgotten about,” Beardy said. “We need to correct that.” By creating the list and displaying it, the memories of the veterans can be preserved, Beardy said. NAN plans to unveil the list and a veteran’s flag at the Keewaywin Conference in Chapleau Cree Aug. 11. At least two veterans are expected to attend the conference in person. Jack Wynne, a Fort Albany band member when he went overseas, plans to be in Chapleau for the conference. “I think this is an excellent idea,” the 83-year-old Second World War veteran said. “I hope they can find more veterans and get all the northern veterans together.” Wynne served as a bombardier in the Royal Canadian Artillery, 1st Canadian Corps. From there he was transferred into the infantry to the Royal Montreal Regiment and finally into the Irish Regiment of Canada. Jack enlisted at the age of 18 in 1944 and was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1946 having served in England, the Netherlands and Germany. His recollection is pinpoint. “It was terrible when we arrived in (Liverpool) England,” said Wynne, who still fits his

service-time uniform. “We had no hydro. I had to stay in the dark. “The trip over was hard. We were zig-zagging around the German subs. A lot of the guys were getting sea-sick. Coming home, the trip was twice as fast. There was a huge crowd. We came home to a hero’s welcome.” During his service, Wynne received several medals including the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, France and German Star, Great Britain First Star and 1939-1945 Star. He wears them proudly at Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout northern Ontario. “I‘ve gone to ceremonies all around the area,” he said. “I think it’s important to participate.” Despite Moose Factory and Moosonee having one of the highest records of service per capita with 111 men serving in both World Wars, Wynne is believed to be the last remaining veteran from Moose Factory. While NAN is seeking as much information as possible, anything veterans and their loved ones can provide would be appreciated. “If someone isn’t comfortable sharing their (whole) story, we understand,” Beardy said. NAN asks the information and photos be sent to Joyce Hunter, Communication Department, Nishnawbe Aski Nation; by email to jhunter@nan.on.ca; by fax 807-626-7730; or by mail 100 Back Street, Unit 200, Thunder Bay, ON, P7J 1L2.

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2009 Insect Pest Management Plan Notice of Aerial Spraying Red Lake District As part of the 2009 Insect Pest Management Plan, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will be conducting a large scale aerial spray operation. This project is scheduled to commence on or about June 3, 2009. The project will include an application of the insecticide Foray 76B PCP #24976 with the active ingredient Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Btk) to trees on Crown land to prevent mortality caused by the jack pine budworm.

2009 ᑲᐧᐃᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᓂᒍᔑᑲᒃ ᒋᓯᓱᐸᒋᑲᑌᒃ – ᐁᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᐧᐃᓐᑕᒪᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᐧᐃᓯᓱᐸᒋᑲᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᐧᐁᑎ ᒥᔅᑯᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᒃ ᐃᓀᑫ ᒥᐅᐧᐁ ᑕᔥ ᑲᑭᑕᐧᑲᒋᑲᑌᑭᐸᓐ 2009 ᑲᐧᐃᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᓂᒍᔑᑲᒃ ᒋᓯᓱᐸᒋᑲᑌᒃ, ᐧᐊᐊ ᐧᐃᔭᓯᑫᐧᐃᑭᒪ ᐅᑲᓂᑲᓂᔥᑲᓐ ᓂᐱᐧᐊ ᑌᑎᐸᐃ ᒋᐸᐸᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᒡ. ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑕᔥ ᑲᐃᐧᒪᑕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᑭᐃᔑᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌ ᒋᐃᔑᒪᑕᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᒣᐧᑲ ᐊᐱ ᓴᑭᐸᑲᐧᐃᑭᓯᔅ 3 ᐃᓇᑭᓱᒡ, 2009 ᑭᑭᓄᐧᐃᓄᐧᐊᒃ. ᑫᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐃᑕᔥ ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᐱᒥᓭᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑲᐧᐃᐅᒋ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑲᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑕᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᑲᓂᓯᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᒪᓂᒍᔕᒃ Foray 76B PCP #24976 ᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌ ᑲᑭᑕᐧᑲᑲᒥᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐃᔑᒪᒥᑎᑯᑲᒃ ᐅᑭᒪᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᐃᔑᑎᐯᓐᑕᒃ ᐊᑭᓂ. ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᑲᑭᔕᐳᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᐅᔑᓯᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐃᔑᐧᐊᐧᐃᓐᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᐧᐃᐃᔑᐱᒪᓄᑲᑌᒃ, ᑕᑯ ᑲᔦ ᐊᓂᓐᑎ ᐃᓀᑫ ᑲᔦ ᐊᑭᐧᐃ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓇᓐ ᐊᔭᒪᑲᓄᓐ ᒋᐧᐊᐸᒋᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᐧᐁᑎ ᐧᐃᔭᓯᑫᐧᐃᑭᒪ ᐅᔑᐱᐃᑫᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᓐ ᑲᐊᔭᑭᓐ ᒥᔅᑯᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᒃ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐊᓂᓇᐧᐊᑲᒃ ᒣᐧᑲ 8:30 ᑭᔐᐸᐧᐊᑲᒃ ᐱᓂᔥ 12:00 ᓇᐧᐊᐧᑫᒃ ᑲᔦ 1:00 ᐃᔥᐧᑲᓇᐧᐊᐧᑫᒃ ᐱᓂᔥ 4:30 ᐅᓇᑯᔑᒃ, ᐅᔥᑭᑭᔑᑲᒃ ᐊᑯᓇᒃ ᐸᐧᑫᔑᑲᓐᑭᔑᑲᒃ. ᑕᐊᔭᐧᐊᓐ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᒋᐅᓐᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᓐ ᒥᔅᑯᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᒃ ᑭᔥᑲᐊᐧᑫ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᒃ, ᐅᑕᐧᐊᑲᐧᐃᐸᐧᐃᑎᑯᒃ. ᑲᔦ ᐧᐊᐱᒥᐧᑲᓐ ᓄᐱᒪᑲᒥᒃ ᒪᒋᑕᐧᐃᓐ ᐊᓄᑭᐧᐃᑲᒥᑯᓐ. ᓂᑲᓐ ᐃᔑᑭᑭᑐᓐ ᒋᐧᐸ ᐊᓂᐃᔕᔭᓐ ᑫᒋᓇᒡ ᐊᓄᑭᐊᑲᓐ ᒋᐊᔭᒡ ᑫᐧᐃᒋᐃᒃ ᑲᐧᐃ ᐊᓐᑕᐧᐃ ᐧᐊᐸᑕᒪᓐ ᒪᓯᓇᐃᑲᓇᓐ.

The approved plan and description for this project, including specific locations and maps are available for viewing at the Ministry of Natural Resources offices in Red Lake and Sioux Lookout from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Copies will also be available at the Red Lake Forest Management Co. Ltd.; Domtar Inc.Ear Falls; and Whitefeather Forest Management Corp. offices. Please call ahead to ensure someone is available to assist you with the review.

ᑲᐊᐸᑕᒃ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᑲᒃ ᐅᒋᐅᔑᐅᒪᑲᓐ ᑲᐅᓐᑎᓂᑲᑌᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐧᐃᓐ ᐊᐱᒋ ᑫᑯᓐ ᐅᑲᐃᔑ ᒪᔑᑐᑕᑯᓯᓇᐧᐊ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ ᑭᔥᐱᓐ ᑲᓴᒥᓇᒧᐧᐊᒡ ᑫᒪ ᒋᐅᒋ ᒪᔑᑐᑕᑯᐧᐊᒡ ᑲᑭᐃᔑᐃᔥᐧᑲ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᓂᒃ. ᒋᐅᒋ ᒪᔑᑐᒋᑫᒪᑲᓯᓄᒃ ᐃᑕᔥ ᐊᔭᐧᑲᒥᒪᑲᓂᐧᐃᐧᐊᒃ ᐊᐧᐃᔭᒃ ᒋᐃᔕᓯᐧᑲ ᐃᐃᒪ ᑲᑭᐃᔑ ᐃᔥᐧᑲ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᓂᒃ.

The biological insecticide (Btk) is a naturally occurring bacteria and poses little threat to human health through either direct handling or indirect exposure during a spray program. To prevent unnecessary exposure, it is advised that people stay away from treatment areas during the time of application. The operation is predicted to go from June 3, 2009 to July 4, 2009 and will involve the use of a large number of spray aircraft. These aircraft will be operating in the early morning and late evening, approximately 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. until dark. Completion of the project within the time frame will be dependent on factors such as weather, insect and tree development. The area to be treated is approximately 58,000 hectares and is mostly contained within the Whitefeather Forest.

ᐅᐅᐧᐁ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ ᑭᐃᓀᒋᑲᑌ ᒋᐃᔑᐱᒥᔥᑲᒪᑲᒃ ᒣᐧᑲ ᓴᑭᐸᑲᐧᐃᑭᓯᔅ 3, 2009 ᐱᓂᔥ ᑭᔑᐸᑲᐧᐃᑭᓯᔅ 4, 2009 ᑲᔦ ᐱᒥᓭᐧᐃᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᒋ ᐸᐸᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ. ᐱᒥᓭᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᑕᐸᐸᒪᑯᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᐧᐃᐸ ᑭᑭᔐᐸᐊᐧᑲᒃ ᐱᓂᔥ ᑭᐊᓂᐅᓇᑯᔑᒃ, ᑲᓇᐸᒡ 5:00 ᑭᔐᐸᐧᐊᑲᒃ ᐱᓂᔥ 11:00 ᒋᐧᐸ ᓇᐧᐊᐧᑫᒃ ᑲᔦ 6:00 ᐅᓇᑯᔑᒃ ᐱᓂᔥ ᑲᔥᑭᑎᐱᑲᒃ. ᑕᐅᒋ ᑎᐸᐸᒋᑲᑌᐧᐊᓐ ᑫᑯᓇᓐ ᑕᐱᔥᑯ ᑲᐊᓂᐊᐃᔑᐧᐁᐸᒃ, ᑲᐃᔑᒪᓂᒍᔑᑲᒃ ᑲᔦ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥ ᓇᓂᑕᐧᐊᐧᐊᒡ ᒥᑎᑯᒃ ᒋᐅᒋ ᑭᑫᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᐊᐱ ᑫᐊᓂ ᑭᔕᓄᑲᑌᒃ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ. ᑲᐧᐃᑕᔑ ᐸᐸᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᓇᓂᐧᐊᒃ ᑲᓇᐸᒡ 58,000 ᐁᒃᑐᕐᔅ ᐊᐱᒋ ᑎᐸᐊᑲᑌ ᑲᔦ ᐧᐁᑎ ᐱᑯ ᑫᑲ ᒥᓯᐧᐁ ᐧᐊᐱᒥᐧᑲᓂ ᓄᐱᒪᑲᒥᑯᒃ.

For further information on this project, please contact one of the following:

ᑫᔭᐱ ᐧᐃᑭᑫᑕᒪᓐ ᑫᔭᓂᔑ ᐱᒪᓄᑲᒋᑲᑌᒃ ᓯᓱᐸᒋᑫᐧᐃᓐ, ᑲᓄᓂᒃ ᒐᐸᔑᔥ ᑲᐅᔑᐱᐃᑲᓱᐧᐊᒡ;

Dave New, Project Manager Red Lake District Office Box 5003 227 Howey Street Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 Tel.: 807-727-1383

Dave New, Project Manager Red Lake District OfÀce Box 5003 227 Howey Street Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ: 807-727-1383

Robert Partridge, Plan Author Red Lake District Office Box 5003 227 Howey Street Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 Tel.: 807-727-1397

Kim Austen, Plan Operations Manager Red Lake District Office Box 5003 227 Howey Street Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 Tel.: 807-727-1343

Robert Partridge, Plan Author Red Lake District OfÀce Box 5003 227 Howey Street Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 ᑭᑭᑐᐧᐃᓐ: 807-727-1397

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Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School student Jonathan McKay, of Sandy Lake, recently competed in the E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition in Kelowna, B.C.

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If Jonathan McKay has his way, Sandy Lake will have its own sporting goods store soon. McKay, a Grade 12 student at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, has always dreamed on owning his own business. Now, after participating in the E-Spirit National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition May 12-14 in Kelowna, B.C., McKay feels even more prepared to open his own store to serve the needs of his own community members and those in northwestern Ontario. “I think there is a market for a sporting goods store in my community,” McKay said, several days after returning from the competition. “There’s no sports stores up north. If people want something, they’ll have to order it or come down to Thunder Bay or Sioux Lookout. There’s a convenience buying locally.” With the cost of airfare factored in, it will be quite expensive to travel to buy equipment. The business would feature any gear community members want, though a focus on golf, hockey and baseball is likely because more people play these sports, he said.

“I know people want to wear the same gear Crosby and Ovechkin wear,” McKay, who is also a student in the Paul Martin Business Class, said. “I would be able to get the gear those players wear.” McKay feels his business plan is solid. It would start as a small business, operating out of his home. He said the competition’s judges had no qualms about his start-up costs and plan. “They didn’t ask me many questions,” he said. “I think that means I had everything covered well in my presentation. They said I could probably start it as soon as I graduate.” But, he plans to hold off and take a business program at Confederation College first. He’s also hoping to join next year’s E-Spirit competition as well. He called the competition a great learning experience. “I learned a lot,” he said. “I know what I need to add to my business plan … like being more in depth about some of the costs.” McKay spent more than 100 hours working on the business plan and other aspects of the competition including a power point presentation and video under the guidance of DFC teacher Phil Belle.

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“It was definitely worth all the time I’ve had to put in,” McKay said. The Business Development Bank of Canada sponsored the Internet-based national Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition. It featured online modules, mentoring and a business plan template for Aboriginal youth in Grades 10-12. Sixty-four teams, including 167 students participated this year. E-Spirit is about making a “human capital investment” that will provide the participant with valuable skills needed for today’s marketplace. Assisting students today, while still in high school, gives them time and the information they require to make informed choices about their education and career paths, according to the competition website. The program is designed to increase Aboriginal youth participants’ awareness of entrepreneurial/business opportunities, management/business skills, and e-commerce and technological capacities. While he did not receive an award for his hard work, it was well worth the time, he said. “I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone,” he said.

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ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᒪᒪᐃᐧᓄᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐣᑕᓂ ᐯᕑᑎ. ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᑲᑭᔭᓂᒧᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ, ᑲᐃᔑᒥᓴᐁᐧᑕᒪᐠ ᓂᑲᐣ ᑫᔭᓂᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᐊᓱᐡᑲᒪᑫᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᒥᓇ ᑫᔭᓂᔑᐱᒪᓄᑲᑌᐠ, ᑫᐊᔭᓂᓯᓭᐠ, ᐊᐁᐧᓀᐣ ᑫᓇᑕᐁᐧᑕᑯᓯᐨ ᑫᔭᓂ ᐊᐧᑲᐃᐧᐡᑲᑭᐣ ᐃᓂᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᔑ ᓂᔭᓄ ᐸᐦᐱᑭᓯ ᐊᓄᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑐᑲᐣ ᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ, ᐸᑭᑎᓂᑎᓱᐃᐧᐣ, ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᓂᓯᑕᐁᐧᑕᒧᓂᑕᐧ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑯ ᐃᒪ ᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓱᐡᑲᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧ ᐊᓱᐡᑲᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ, ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᒋᐸᐸᒥᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᑫᐃᔑᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᒪᑲᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ.

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Recommendations include encouraging youth to teach

ᒥᔑᐣ ᑲᔦ ᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᐊᐧᐣ ᑲᓇᑕᐁᐧᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᒋᑭᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᑲᐧᐸᐣ ᑐᑲᐣ ᒥᔑᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐊᓄᑭᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐃᒪ ᑭᒋᐃᐡᑯᓄᑲᒥᑯᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᐊᔭᑭᐣ, ᒋᐸᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᑲᐡᑭᐦᐅᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐃᐧᔭᐠ ᐅ ᑎ ᐸ ᒋ ᒥ ᑯ ᐃ ᐧ ᓂ ᐊ ᐧ , ᒋᐊᔑᑎᓂᑕᐧ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᓂᑲᓂᐡᑲᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᒋᑕᑲᐧᐱᐦᐃᑕᐧ, ᒋᐅᓇᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᓴᐧᐸᒥᐁᐧᐃᐧ ᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐃᐧᓇᐣ, ᒋᓇᐣᑭᓭᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᐃᐧᑕᓄᑭᒥᑐᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ, ᒋᓇᐣᑭᓄᐦᐃᑕᐧ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐠ, ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᓇᔓᐁᐧᐃᐧᓂᓂᐊᐧ ᒋᑭᑌᑕᑯᐦᐊᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᔭᓂᑭᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ, ᒋᔑᑭᐡᑲᒪᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᑲᓇᐁᐧᓂᒥᑎᓱᐃᐧᐣ, ᒋᐊᔑᑎᓂᑕᐧ ᐅᑎᐡᑯᓂᐠ ᑲᔭᓂᔑ ᐅᓀᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᓄ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᒥᓇ ᒋᔕᔑᑭᒥᑕᐧ ᐅᑎᐡᑲᑎᐠ ᑲᔭᓂ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐦᐃᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ.

from page 1 Those that do have a school, they are often not up to standard.” “First Nations are revenue streams for a lot of school boards. We need to start building a better relationship.” The Roundtable featured a number of panels, including Successes and Perspectives on Aboriginal Post Secondary Education with Oshki-Pimache-O-Win’s Rosie Mosquito, Negahneewin College’s Brenda Small, Lakehead University’s Beverly Sabourin, and Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Frances Mandamin; Post Secondary Education with Assembly of First Nation’s Gerry Hurton, Chiefs of Ontario’s Sara General and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s Kris Hill; Post Secondary Education in the NAN Territory (West) with Northern Nishnawbe Education Council’s Barry McLoughlin; and From Issues and Challenges in Aboriginal Post Secondary Education to a Framework for Action with Mosquito, Matawa First Nations Management’s Georgette O’Nabigon, NNEC’s Leona Scanlon and NAN Decade for Youth’s Henry Beardy. Discussions were also held on: our vision for the future as it relates to human resources and post-secondary education; and the way forward: what needs to happen, who needs to do what to move ahead in each of

the five areas of the framework - leadership and commitment, public/community awareness and support, political advocacy and action, student/youth involvement and participation, and role of education institutions.

“First Nations are revenue streams for a lot of school boards. We need to start building a better relationship.” – Terry Waboose

The group of educators and leaders refined their vision for human resources and post-secondary education in 2020, built on their May 14 discussions to complete a framework for action in key areas, and identified key conclusions and take away messages on the final day of the Roundtable. A number of the recommendations included hiring more First Nations staff at post-secondary education institutes, increasing networking opportunities for youth, increasing teacher retention, recognition of graduates by chief and councils, promoting healthy lifestyles, involving students in decisions about their education, and encouraging youth to be teachers.

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The Gray Family would like to express their gratitude to all the people who have helped us during this difficult time. Stella Gray, Evelyn & Clarence Kent, Patricia & Robert Machendagos, Lorraine Kent, Howard & Susie Gray, Perey Gray & Janice Hoole, Lois Land, Martha Gray & Louie Lac Seul, Florence Gray & Nelson Peters, Debbie Gray & Joseph Kent helped us bring meals, cook at the feast, and meals flowers.

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Sioux Lookout hostel to open its doors in the fall Steve Feeney Wawatay News

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) is confident a new hostel set for Sioux Lookout will officially open in the fall. Darryl Quedent, SLFNHA’s director of client services, said construction is moving along quickly and he is confident they will be holding a grand opening ceremony this October. The current hostel has 39 beds. According to SLFNHA, it lacks the space and services needed for their clients. The new two-storey, 38,000

sq. feet facility will have 100 beds, food services, a luggage storage area, a family lounge and games area, a children’s play area and array of activities. SLFNHA recently held a career fair where they introduced the hostel name and logo contest. The contest has since closed and judging is now underway. “We have received a number of creative ideas that were forwarded to us,” said Hana Beitl, hostel project assistant. “This is a special opportunity to make a lasting mark recognized by future generations to come.”

NAN calls for justice and accountability in hair-cutting incident Rick Garrick Wawatay News

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is calling for a review of the decision not to lay charges in the cutting of a seven-year-old First Nation student’s hair. “Nishnawbe Aski Nation wants an explanation of the circumstances that led to their decision not to lay charges against the teacher’s assistant who violated the child and traumatized him when she cut off his hair,” said NAN Deputy Chief Alvin Fiddler, explaining NAN is concerned about both the processes and decisions made by the Thunder Bay Police Service in its investigations and the regional Crown attorney in their assessment of the situation, which occurred in midApril at McKellar Park Central Public School in Thunder Bay. “What we have now is confusion as the Thunder Bay Police say the responsibility for charges rests with the Crown and the Ministry of the Attorney General saying the responsibility rests with the Thunder Bay Police. First they claimed it wasn’t in the public interest, and now for the first time, without ever having consulted with the child’s parents, they say it’s ‘to avoid revictimizing the child.’”

Fiddler said only a full examination by the Ministry of the Attorney General will resolve the issue. “For First Nations this is a painful and harsh reminder of what our children suffered in the residential schools, where braids were cut as part of the overall denigration of our people and culture,” said Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse. “First Nations in Ontario are demanding immediate action to understand why and how this happened and ensure that this never happens again.”

“First Nations in Ontario are demanding immediate action to understand why and how this happened.” – Angus Toulouse

Toulouse said the Chiefs in Ontario are calling on the police and the Crown attorney’s office to revisit their decision. “There should be no doubt that it’s in the public interest to ensure that all children, including First Nations children, are safe guarded from harm, both physically and emotionally,” Toulouse said.

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An Aboriginal Community appointment is required for THE SIOUX LOOKOUT AIRPORT COMMISSION

One Appointment from the Aboriginal Community is required for the Sioux Lookout Airport Commission. Residents interested in becoming a Commissioner are encouraged to submit a letter of application by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2009. Your application should include: the reason for your interest, any related experience, specific expertise, and any particular areas you are interested in. Please submit your application to: Linda Spence, Deputy Clerk, Municipality of Sioux Lookout, P. O. Box 158, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1A4 OR Fax: 737-3436 OR E-mail: deputyclerk@siouxlookout.ca Copies of the Terms of Reference for the Commission are available at the Customer Service Desk in the lobby of the Municipal Office. Questions regarding the Sioux Lookout Airport Commission can be directed to Rick Reed, Airport Manager, at 737-3089, or e-mail rreed@cyxl.ca.


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First Nation song writer and musician Peter Sackaney recently launched his first all original project which has been a lifetime in the making. The eight song CD takes the listener into Sackaney’s world of love, hope, pain and struggle through a series of ballads that you can feel as well as hear. The production titled, Hiding Behind The Sun, was recorded in Nashville at Grey House Studio and featured back up musicians from the Loretta Lynn band. “I have been playing music and writing songs for more than 20 years and my dream was always to record them. My partner Catherine Burzynski and my children kept encouraging me to live my dream and after doing some research I decided on recording in Nashville at Grey House Studio,” said Sackaney. For much of his life he lived and worked in Timmins and Kapuskasing before accepting a counselling position in Toronto. It took a few years before Sackaney could devote the time and put together the financing to head to Nashville. During that time Wendy Mazur of Grey House Studio kept in touch with him and encouraged him to move ahead with his project. “Thanks to Catherine and Wendy Mazur I finally decided to head down to Nashville to record this first CD and I am already thinking about my next project. I was delighted with the professionalism of Billy Herzig and Mike Verbic the engineers at Grey House. Mike Lusk on bass, Eric Karbele on drums, Bobby Vogel on acoustic guitar and Billy Herzig on electric guitar and keyboards made everything so easy for

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WORK LOCATION: Based in Sioux Lookout, Ontario JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Shibogama Health Authority Health Director and the mentorship of the Clinical Supervisor/Consultant, the incumbent will facilitate community-based mental health program development, coordinate and assist with the resource team training, assist with the crisis coordination at the community level and promote interagency working relationships. QUALIFICATIONS: • Post secondary education in mental health or social work programs or equivalent job experience in mental health work • A minimum of one year management experience • Good communication and writing skills • Fluency in the Oji-Cree dialect is an asset • Must be able to travel on short notice within the Shibogama area me,” said Sackaney. The title track, Hiding Behind The Sun, had been developing and came together in the studio. The song comes from Sackaney’s experiences in dealing with his inner demons and finding the strength to move ahead with his dreams. Many of the songs on this project have to do with his life on the road to sobriety and his years of counselling in drug and alcohol abuse. “People have told me I sound a bit like Bob Dylan or Neil Young and I take that as such a compliment but I really hope to find my own niche as a singer songwriter and to be appreciated and understood for who I am as an artist,” said Sackaney. The first track on the CD, ‘Indian Love Song’, was written about a wonderful jingle dancer

he was awestruck by at a pow wow. ‘After All This Time’ is a song that slips into the realm of dealing with personal hardship and expressed in the form of alluring addiction. ‘Moments Dreams Will Steal’ is a soft and sensitive love song that pays homage to the beauty and magic of a woman. ‘Lost In Why’ is a song of the fear of love lost and the wonder of why. ‘Yonge And Bloor’ deals with Sackaney’s walk in life in the big city as an anonymous wanderer. ‘I Would Find Every Reason’ is a song of change and movement with that familiar Greyhound bus spiriting the searcher on his way. ‘Red Blues’ is all about Sackaney’s roots and a legacy of carrying on the family love of music from one generation to the next.

As a true balladeer, Sackaney has produced songs that tell a story, are full of feeling and offer a message of hope. In a time where music is being realized as a healing medicine it makes good sense that a traditional Aboriginal artist like Sackaney would come into his own. Recently he hosted a CD launch at the University of Toronto and sales of his project are doing well. He is in the process of locating distribution for Hiding Behind The Sun and planning for air time with radio stations. “I have so many people that have helped me on my way and I am thankful to them all and they know very well who they are,” said Sackaney. To contact the artist you can reach him at afterallthistime@ live.ca .

SKILLS: • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate gatherings, planning sessions and meetings • Demonstrate the ability to build and secure consensus • Possess the ability to work as part of the team • Computer literacy skills CLOSING: May 29, 2009 For more information: Contact Sol Mamakwa at Shibogama Health Authority (807) 737-2662 ext. 2236 Resume, covering letter and three (3) references can be sent to: SHA HIRING PERSONNEL P.O. Box 449, 81 King Street Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A5 Fax: (807) 737-4099 OR solm@shibogama.on.ca We appreciate your interest but only those contacted will be interviewed.

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Oji-Cree language educator Larry Beardy is proud of the innovations he and others have achieved with native language curriculum at the KeewatinPatricia District School Board. “We are proud of the innovative and creative forward-movement of Aboriginal education in the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board,” said the Aboriginal special assignment teacher who works out of the Sioux Mountain Public School in Sioux Lookout. “We are setting high expectations for teachers and students of Aboriginal programs.” Beardy said the board’s two Aboriginal special assignment teachers and 14 Native language teachers have been working together to develop a consistent native language curriculum across all schools within the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. “There are a lot of benefits to a level curriculum,” Beardy said. “It provides consistency within all the schools within the school board. It also helps the language teachers. “It sets goals, achievement formats, evaluation formats, diagnostics, rubrics (an objective method for evaluating skills), leveled resources and a functional language that is used

on a daily basis.” Beardy said it also enables students to move to another community without major disruptions in their native language studies; previously, each teacher had been setting up their own native language curriculum for their own schools which meant students had to learn from a completely different curriculum when they moved to a new community or a new school.

“The goal is for the students to be able to communicate in their own language. To talk to each other and to their parents and the Elders.” – Larry Beardy

“If the curriculum is in place, they just pick up where they left off,” Beardy said, explaining that when students do not have a consistent curriculum to follow they tend to lose the language skills they learned in the previous program. “The students just forget what they have just learned.” Beardy said the ultimate goal is to create a level curriculum across the whole school board

which provides students with the best opportunity to retain and relearn their language skills. “The goal is for the students to be able to communicate in their own language,” Beardy said. “To talk to each other and to their parents and the Elders.” The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has also developed a number of native language resources during the process, including 10 classroom sets of books available for use in any of the schools and a set of CDs for students to listen to as they read the books. Beardy said the Ontario College of Teachers recently provided support for the recording of stories in the native language in Sioux Lookout and Red Lake. “They came all the way to Sioux Lookout to record my stories,” Beardy said. “I also took him to Red Lake. He did stories and recording with the elementary school and high school students.” Beardy said the school board has been working on developing the board-wide native language curriculum over the past two years with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Education with a long-term goal of completing a full native language curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 12 students over the next five years.

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SHIBOGAMA EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR On behalf of the First Nations of Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wapekeka and Kasabonika Lake, Shibogama Education invites applications for the positions of: Shibogama Education Support Services Coordinator for the new Off-Reserve Secondary Program Shibogama Education Support Services Program (SESS) is a new program that will serve and support our off-reserve high schools students attending provincial and NNEC schools effective September 2009. SESS is administered by the Shibogama Education Board of Directors under the overall direction of the SFNC Chiefs (4) and the above communities. SESS program will deliver and be responsible for two main areas: tuition related services and student support services. The priorities are students’ success and their safety. JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Education Advisor, the Coordinator is responsible for proper implementation, administration, supervision and management of the SESS program. He / She shall ensure that program policy and procedures are adhered to and implemented for the students safety, well being and success in both their home and school. He / she will ensure that all proper control systems such as financial, administration, operation and communication are integrated to deliver effective student support services. He / she will work closely with the communities including parents, guardians, elders, local education authorities, education directors, principals, social counselors and Chiefs thus ensuring the program is grassroots driven.

Shibogama First Nation Council Technical Services

Summer Student Position Shibogama Technical Services is currently seeking a motivated student to fill the office support position within our department. QUALIFICATIONS: • Reasonable computer skills and knowledge. • Comfortable speaking on the telephone. • Knowledge of member First Nation communities and culture. RESUME TO INCLUDE: • Any special qualifications or experience that may apply to this position. The successful applicant will be provided with an oppurtunity to gain or further their office support experience. To apply for this position, please submit a resume to:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS • Post secondary education in the field of education or social work training or equivalent preferred • Consideration will be given to candidates with secondary education who have experience in management, leadership and planning and can demonstrate competence in these required areas • Knowledge of First Nations in our area and fluency in native language is a priority • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Valid driver’s license TERM: Full-time position ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 6 or earlier LOCATION: Shibogama First Nations Council in Sioux Lookout, Ontario SALARY: Commensurate with qualification and experience APPLICATION Applications must include a covering letter, resume, two references including most recent employer, certificate of qualification and a recent criminal conviction check. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, applicants must provide a signed and dated statement authorizing Shibogama Education personnel to contact references. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications directed to:

Mathew Hoppe, Director Shibogama Technical Services PO Box 387 Sioux Lookout ON P8T 1A5 Phone (807) 737-2662 Fax (807) 737-4823 Email mathewh@shibogama.on.ca

• Closing Date: June 5th at 3:00 pm.

Further Information Contact:

Matthew Angees PH: (807) 737-2662 CELL: (807) 738-1241 E-MAIL: matthewa@shibogama.on.ca We wish to thank in advance all those who submit applications. ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

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Summer Students Wanted The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service is offering ten (10) students the opportunity to gain valuable employment experience in partnership with our local detachments. The successful applicants must be returning to school in September 2009 and reside in the community where the position is located. QUALIFICATIONS: • Should be 14 - 18 years of age • Must pass a background and criminal record check • Good organizational skills • Ability to follow through on assigned duties independently Interested applicants may submit a resume to the address below. Closing date for applications is Friday, May 29, 2009, at 16:00. The duration of the position is eight to twelve weeks, at a rate of $10.70 per hour. The location of the positions will be determined based on applicant’s location. Some communities available are Thunder Bay, Cochrane, Sandy Lake, Deer Lake, Mishkeegogamang, Fort Hope, Moose Factory, Fort Albany and Constance Lake. Please indicate which community you are applying for in your cover letter. Resumes may be sent to:

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June 15, 2009 at noon Maureen MacKenna, Education Advisor Shibogama Education P.O. Box 449 Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A5 PH: (807) 737-2662 FAX: (807) 737-1583 E-MAIL: maureenm@shibogama.on.ca Website: www.shibogama.on.ca

SHIBOGAMA EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES WORKER (ESSW) On behalf of the First Nations of Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake, Wapekeka and Kasabonika Lake, Shibogama Education invites applications for the positions of: Education Support Services Worker (ESSW) for the new OffReserve Secondary Program Shibogama Education Support Services Program (SESS) is a new program that will serve and support our off-reserve high schools students attending provincial and NNEC schools effective September 2009. SESS is administered by the Shibogama Education Board of Directors under the overall direction of the SFNC Chiefs (4) and the above communities. SESS program will deliver and be responsible for two main areas: tuition related services and student support services. The priorities are students’ success and their safety. JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the SESS Coordinator, the ESS Worker will assist and deliver student support services and education support to all SESS off-reserve secondary students sponsored by SFNC. The ESSW will play a key role in ensuring the safety, well being and success of all students in both their home and school. The ESSW will work with the students, parents, social counselors and boarding home parents. The ESSW will be involved in extra-curricular activities, transportation arrangements, visitations, guidance & counseling, communication systems and case conferencing. The ESS Worker shall be accessible to students, parents and boarding home parents. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT Post secondary education in the field of education or social work training or equivalent preferred. • Consideration will be given to candidates with secondary education who have extensive social service experience and demonstrate competence in the required areas • Knowledge of First Nations in our area and fluency in native language is a priority • Strong oral and written communication skills • Valid driver’s license TERM: Full-time position ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 6 or earlier LOCATION: Shibogama First Nation Council in Sioux Lookout, Ontario SALARY: Commensurate with qualification and experience APPLICATION Applications must include a covering letter, resume, two references including most recent employer, certificate of qualification and a recent criminal conviction check. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, applicants must provide a signed and dated statement authorizing Shibogama Education personnel to contact references. APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2009 at noon Applications directed to:

Maureen MacKenna, Education Advisor Shibogama Education P.O. Box 449 Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A5 PH: (807) 737-2662 FAX: (807) 737-1583 E-MAIL: maureenm@shibogama.on.ca Website: www.shibogama.on.ca Further Information Contact: Matthew Angees PH: (807) 737-2662 CELL: (807) 738-1241 E-MAIL: matthewa@shibogama.on.ca We wish to thank in advance all those who submit applications. ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

WASAHO EDUCATION AUTHORITY FORT SEVERN, ONTARIO

Applications are invited for the following:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Elementary Teaching Positions and Principal

QUALIFICATIONS:

Wasaho First Nation School requires a grade 5/6 Teacher, a grade 7/8 Teacher and a full time Principal. Sensitivity to and knowledge of First Nation Culture and History would be an asset. Ontario Teacher Qualifications is required. Effective Immediately.

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The Healthy Families, Healthy Nations (HFHN) Domestic Violence Training Project Coordinator and Facilitator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the “Healthy Families, Healthy Nations Domestic Violence Training” project, including facilitating and organizing culturally appropriate workshops for professionals and area service providers. This position will be based in Sioux Lookout Ontario serving communities within the Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) catchment area. • Appropriate educational qualifications and/or equivalent combination of experience and training to manage the tasks and responsibilities of the position; • Demonstrated experience and skills in working with First Nations people; • Experience in planning and facilitating meetings and workshops; • Knowledge of group dynamics and ability to facilitate groups; • Must be self motivated and able to work with minimal supervision; • Good organizational skills, including oral and written communication skills; • Administrative skills to write and submit activity reports to the Program Director and to the Equay-wuk Board of Directors. Ability to write the final project report according to funder requirements; • Ability to work with computers, computer equipment and programs, and office equipment; • Computer literacy is required; • Ability to communicate in Ojibway/Oji-Cree is an asset; • Must be able to maintain confidentiality; • Must be willing and able to travel; • Must pass a criminal records check; • Minimum Grade 12 required.

Send updated resume, covering letter and three (3) references to:

Felicia Waboose, Program Director Equay-wuk (Women’s Group) P. O. Box 1781 Sioux Lookout ON P8T 1C4 Fax: (807) 737-2699 Email: equaywuk@bellnet.ca Closing Date: June 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario Teacher Certifications with qualifications in the appropriate divisions and special qualifications where the position warrants are required. Recent criminal convictions and child abuse registry checks must be provided. Please send your resumes, cover letter, referencing to the desired position, a copy of your Ontario College of Teaching Certification or eligibility for membership and the names of three references (one of who must be a recent/current immediate supervisor with authorization to be contacted). We recommend that recent graduates include university transcripts and practicum teaching reports by 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2009, to the Director of Education.

Wasaho Education Authority Attention: Mr. Ken Thomas P.O. Box 165 Fort Severn, Ontario P0V 1W0 Tel: 807 478 9548 Fax: 807 478 9546 E-mail: kenneththomas@knet.ca We thank all applicants however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


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Bearskin Lake is the hockeytown Joe Beardy GUEST COLUMNIST

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he sound of crows cawing in the distance and the early morning crisp of snow on your shoes is the first sign of spring in the north. The sun shines with beautiful colours as it wakes the community to begin a new day. It’s quieter at this time of year, every sound carries a long way. Walking down a deserted trail I look back at the local arena that yielded such excitement and noise over the long cold winter months. It stands ever so quiet now, almost ghostly waiting for its moment when the click of skates and the breaking of ice along its edges will bring its empty domain back to life. I started skating again this winter after a 20 year break. Now when you’ve reached a certain age in life you start to take precautions in the activities that you engage in. I began my skate with my nieces and nephews on family skating nights here at the new arena in Michikan (Bearskin Lake). The arena was officially open for business this past December and has been the main hang out for the community. From four every afternoon to 11 at night, skating has become an obsession for the people of this small community of 600. Hockey is the number one sport and the favourite past time and everyone able plays in their age division. As a former player I too was drafted into the 35 plus league and have been swept up in the hockey craze. Our aging teams play on a regu-

lar basis whether on home ice or at community visits. Through most of the regular season our “Miijicon Trappers” were undefeated and even won the 35plus hockey tourney in Big Trout Lake (KI) this past February. The feeling of winning is edged in your soul for life especially when you have become a grandparent and the need to tell stories is all you have. What does it take to be a champion? Determination, ambition, the ability to go beyond your natural bounds, these are some of the qualifications that make a person and his/her team the best that they can be. The winter here in Michikan has yielded some of the best hockey the community has seen in years. Team after team has faced off against the home town defenders, in all age categories, and have left winless. From novice to peewees to early adult age and our own ol’ timer’s team, the defence of our home game has become solid. Playing with this great bunch of guys has been the rebirth of my hockey experiences. Some 30 years earlier we had began a hockey and baseball club in our community and named ourselves the Bearskin Lake Angels. In those days there was no money set aside for sports and no machines to make rinks or to clear ice. Everything was done by hand and on a volunteer basis. Each player had to put in their own time and pocket change to the organization in order to make it work and we made it work. A year after our birth we were playing in the second annual Sioux Lookout All Bands Hockey Tournament. We attended the tourney every year for the next 15 years. We never won any major titles but the adrenaline and

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Joe Beardy returned to the ice for the first time in 20 years this winter. excitement of the game always brought us back there. Now, 30-some years later we have witnessed our legacy drift into a new breed of champions. Our own pee-wee league has been together since they were knee high to a crow and have been winning various tournaments over the last few years. This past March they won the B-side championship during the All

Bands Youth Hockey Tournament in Sioux lookout. Other divisions have also won in various catorgies: 1) Novice – A side champions – Sioux Lookout 2) Atoms – A side champions – Sioux Lookout 3) Midgets – B side champions – Sioux Lookout 4) Bantams – C side champions – Sioux Lookout

5) Moose River Boys– ages 20 -25 – champions – Big Trout (KI) 6) Michikan Mavericks – B side champions – Sioux Lookout All Bands It’s a record that brings pride to your community. But champions aren’t just born to win they are made. I have watched my hockey town flourish from rag tag players to

solid contenders in one year. The players do their share in playing defensive and offensive hockey but it’s also the people in the background who complete each team. Every season I have witnessed the endless contributions made by the parents of these great athletes as they work frantically to fund raise and get their children to each game. The managers and coaches also play a major role as they plan and make preparations for the players. The band council is always supportive in their contributions and encouragement and the fans, without call, are there to show support and raise their voices in cheer, these are the true values of a great hockey town. Community participation is very crucial in establishing a solid foundation for youth. The old time players here in Michikan see that as a strong connection when producing a winning community. They have gone so far as organizing after season activities with their youth. The first week in April the old timers challenged the bantam, midget and peewee players to a game. The ol’ timers, without fault, cleaned their opponent’s goal net with goal after goal as the score board kept faulting trying to register each point. The next weekend they played in a parent son/daughter hockey game that brought out the community for one last hockey rival. It’s my hockey town and I can’t say enough to show my pride and I know next year will be just as great as this past year. The big blue building stands by itself near the bush line and it waits because it knows it can, and it knows that the smell and glory of winning will return and we will return.

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A Canadian and U.S. lacrosse champion will share his lacrosse knowledge with Aboriginal youth from the Kenora area June 9. “Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and we felt it was important to assist our communities by providing leadership and interactive lacrosse clinics, combined with a message of encouraging youth to stay in school, remaining active and making good decisions in their chosen path,” said Cam Bomberry, the Iroquois Lacrosse Program director of lacrosse who won the 1992 NCAA lacrosse championship with Nazareth College. He also won the 1992 Minto Cup Canadian junior men’s lacrosse championship with the Six Nations Arrows and played for eight years in the National Lacrosse League. “With only 50 per cent of our people completing high school, we knew it was important for us to design a program that assists young people with goal setting, understanding the importance of remaining focused, staying in school, staying active, eating well; all while learning about the importance of sport and recreation and what the game of lacrosse can offer to skills development and teaching people about working together.” Freedom Nothing, health promoter at the Kenora Area Health Access Centre, said the one-day lacrosse camp will be held in conjunction with

KAHAC’s upcoming four-day annual conference, The Eastern Doorway – The New Dawn. “We will be starting with an Elder’s Day and opening ceremonies,” Nothing said. The lacrosse camp will be held on the second day of the conference, and musician Shy Anne Hovorka will be the keynote speaker on the final day of the event. “We’re looking to bring lacrosse to some of our communities,” Nothing said. “We want to introduce it and later in the summer do a youth camp focusing on lacrosse.”

“We’re looking to bring lacrosse to some of our communities. We want to introduce it and later in the summer do a youth camp focusing on lacrosse.” – Freedom Nothing

Bomberry said a group of youth from Grassy Narrows will be joining youth from the Kenora area for the camp, which will be held at the powwow grounds in Obashkaandagaang First Nation. “We have tons of experience playing lacrosse,” Bomberry said. “We can facilitate for beginners all the way up to advanced lacrosse players.” Bomberry, who also played

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy presented Jim and Jo-Anne Minor with plaques celebrating their years of service with Arrowhead Ministries and Ishaawin Family Resources to the people of NAN during a May 23 fundraising breakfast at the Thunder Bay Christian Fellowship building in Thunder Bay.

Not a minor feat Rick Garrick

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy and former deputy grand chief Goyce Kakegamic helped celebrate the life-long healing accomplishments of Jim and JoAnne Minor. “We are thankful for the 42 years of support from Arrowhead Ministries and Ishaawin Family Resources,” Beardy said during the May 23 breakfast fundraiser held in honour of the two counsellors who have been working with First Nations people for over 30 years through the two Christian organizations. Beardy presented the Minors with plaques for 25 years of outstanding service and dedication to the Nishnawbe Aski people during the fundraiser, which was attended by about 60 people, including Clarence and Karyn Meekis, who sang a number of songs throughout the event. “Just about six years ago I began my healing journey through Ishaawin,” Karyn Meekis said, explaining she had just

given birth to her third child and was feeling down and in pain. “I just want you to know it opened up a whole new facet in my life. I was told during my first support group I was one of the youngest to be in a support group. I am still on my healing journey. I wonder, what if I had waited another 20 or 30 years.” Beardy said the Minors have helped many people from Nishnawbe Aski Nation during their 25 years of service. “We felt it was important to show our appreciation,” he said. Kakegamic spoke about the growing Aboriginal population in Thunder Bay and the 393 people who have committed suicide in NAN territory. “The young people who take their lives are normal people like you and me,” Kakegamic said, explaining he is organizing a June 6 walk from Boulevard Lake to Mount McKay and expects about 1,000 participants. “Jim said he is going to walk with me this year. We will be walking in the back.” Harvey Yesno, president/ CEO of Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, emceed the fund-

raiser. “Once in a while we hear about the work they are doing or that was started here,” Yesno said. “We really don’t know how it impacts lives and individuals throughout the world. This healing spirit does bind us together.” Arrowhead Ministries began providing services in 1967 to First Nations people who were moving to Thunder Bay to further their education, in the 1980s the organization helped a number of First Nations people start a church in the city, and in 1991 the organization established Ishaawin Family Resources, a counselling and referral centre for individuals and families, to help people wishing to grow emotionally and spiritually. Jo-Anne Minor said they were surprised with the presentations. “It is amazing and a blessing to receive these plaques,” she said, noting she would like to thank all the people who have attended Ishaawin’s support groups over the years. “There is a group on right now.”

Let’s take a stand against… Colorectal Cancer! Colorectal cancer is rapidly rising among our people. The good news is, if caught early enough, through regular screening (testing), colorectal cancer is 90% curable. Get screened. The power lies within you! If you are 50 years or older there is a simple screening test you can do at home called a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT). Talk to your Health Care Provider about getting screened. For more information please visit: www.cancercare.on.ca

When found early enough, there is a 90% chance colorectal cancer can be cured. Better cancer services every step of the way

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Beaucage pledges campaign against harmonized tax

Yard sale benefits Shelter House

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For the past eight years, staff at Nishnawbe Aski Nation have donated their time and money through various fundraising efforts to support Shelter House, a Thunder Bay organization dedicated to feeding and housing individuals who are homeless or transient. Pictured here at a fundraising yard sale for Shelter House May 23 are NAN staff members Brenda Louttit, Melinda SaultCoates with her son Liam Coates, Gail Smith and Nikki Louttit. This year, NAN staff have raised a combined $5,000 through a variety of fundraising efforts for Shelter House.

John Beaucage, Anishinabek Nation grand council chief, has launched a write-in campaign designed to reinforce the treaty right of First Nation citizens to tax exemption. Speaking to the Independent First Nations May 14, Beaucage outlined his plan to reinforce First Nation tax exemption as Ontario makes plans to harmozine the province’s eight per cent sales tax with the five per cent federal Goods and Services Tax. Beaucage announced a campaign to inundate the premier of Ontario and the Prime Minister of Canada with letters and postcards calling for a continuation of the point-of-sale sales tax exemption for First Nations citizens for the proposed new harmonized sales tax.

“Through this initiative, we will make it abundantly clear to both levels of government that First Nations expect that their right to tax exemption will be honoured,” said Beaucage. “Regardless of their place of residence, First Nations citizens should be exempt from both provincial and federal portions of the new tax.” Ontario announced plans for the province March 27 to sign an agreement with the federal government to harmonize PST and GST levies. “The McGuinty government has already indicated they will respect the tax exemption; we will hold them to that promise,” said Beaucage. The McGuinty government has already faced backlash over the harmonization plan. Consumer groups are calling for a re-evaluation of the HST initiative, calling it a tax-grab that

targets poor people in the province. Beaucage said this represents an opportunity for both levels of government to improve social conditions and provide economic stimulus to First Nations. “First Nations in Ontario may be willing to support this taxation reform, provided it respects our right to tax exemption and improves the way in which that exemption is processed,” said Beaucage. “By continuing to respect our tax exemption, the Government of Ontario will ensure that it keeps badly needed dollars in the pockets of the poorest people in this wealthy land.” The Union of Ontario Indians will distribute letters and postcards to First Nations and aboriginal organizations across Ontario and is encouraging all citizens to send them to the premier and prime minster.

Aboriginal film festival set for T-Bay James Thom Wawatay News

The Biindigaate Film Festival is shaping up to be a premiere event. Michele Desrosier, chairwoman of the festival, said 2025 films will be screened including at least one locally produced world premiere – her own film The Healing Lens. The film follows the four leading actors from Seeking Bimaadiziiwin as they talk about their lives and how life imitates art. “I’ve got a rough cut of the film done,” Desrosier said. “It’s in the final stages of editing

now.” But the film will definitely be done in time for the June 19-20 festival at the Paramount Theatre in Thunder Bay’s downtown core, she said. Things are coming together for the festival – believed to be only the sixth with an Aboriginal-theme – as it looms, just over a month away. The organizing committee is still viewing films to determine which will make the cut. “We’re hand-selecting films because of the short timeframe we’ve got,” she said. “We want to bring the best of the best. “We’re hoping to make this an annual event. Next year, it

will be a juried process.” The festival will feature films about First Nations people and created by First Nations people. “This festival seems like something that should happen,” Desrosier said. “With the First Nations population in Thunder Bay, it feels like a good fit.” Desrosier and the committee are still looking for sponsors for the event whose name translate to ‘the light coming in, a revelation leading to understanding.’ Anyone interested in sponsoring should contact Roxann Shapwaykeesic at 807-2516876. The festival is online at www. biindigaate.ca.

Website offers interaction with police James Thom Wawatay News

Thunder Bay Police is using new technology to communicate and work with youth. The service has launched an MSN account where youth can chat with officers. As well, a website, found at http:// www.kidsncops.ca/ is online in an attempt to bridge the gap between police and local youth, said Det. Const. Shannon Muller, who is one of two officers involved with the project. “We felt like there was a gap, that kids didn’t respond well to the police,” Muller said. “Making this contact has allowed us to keep in better contact with the youth.”

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“Making this contact has allowed us to keep in better contact with the youth.” – Shannon Muller

While the youth still run away from time to time, they tend to make contact with Muller and Det. Const. Sherry Heyder to let them know they are OK and not

in trouble. “A lot of the youth, all they want is someone to talk to, someone to listen to them,” Muller said. “We can be that voice or those ears for them.” The project has been “very beneficial” since it was launched as a pilot about 18 months ago with the MSN account youthcops@msn.com for private and group chats. The website was launched March 11 and received 25,000 hits on its first day. More than 140 youth have signed up. Muller expects that number to grow as visits to Thunder Bay’s high schools are planned. To date, only Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School was visited April 8.

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