Timmins Daily Press :: We Will Remember Why

November 11, or what we refer to as Remembrance Day, is a very sad time for myself and my partner Mike. I have been doing a lot of research on my great-grandfather John Chookomolin and my grandfather James Kataquapit who along with 22 other young men from Attawapiskat were literally kidnapped by an army recruiter back in 1917 and taken to Europe to participate in the Great War.

The column has now appeared in print in today’s issue of the Timmins Daily Press on page 3 with a photo of John Chookomolin and James McGrath.

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Wawatay News :: Mattagami First Nation elects Chief Jennifer Constant

Chief Jennifer Constant has been elected as leader of her home community of Mattagami First Nation. Her recent election marks a lifelong career of working in various roles and positions for her community and on regional First Nation issues over the past two decades.

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Timmins Daily Press – School Of Indigenous Learning Welcomes Wabun Youth

‘Attentive and helpful,’ Wabun youth attend wilderness camp, learn survival skills

Indigenous youth came together Aug. 15 to 17 for the 16th Annual Wabun Senior Youth Gathering. The event in Neebing, in western Ontario, was held at the School Of Indigenous Learning (SOIL), a land-based traditional facility.

[the full story and photo are currently being featured in the Timmins Daily Press newspaper print edition for Thursday August 24 .. pick up your copy in the Timmins area]

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Wawatay News :: Traditional Land Based Teachings For Wabun Youth

Indigenous youth from the Wabun Tribal Council territory came together for a land based event at the 16th Annual Wabun Senior Youth Gathering. The event was held in western Ontario in Neebing, Ontario at the School Of Indigenous Learning (SOIL), a land based traditional facility. The week long event from August 15 to 17 was held for youth between the ages of 14 to 18. The event was organized by the Wabun Tribal Council Health Department with the support of the tribal council’s member First Nations.

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