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Now and Forever director Tony McGuire speaks with the audience about his film after it premiered at the Bay Street Film Festival in Thunder Bay on Sept. 18. Photo by Rick Garrick.
Year 1 No. 26 — Friday, September 23, 2016

Indigenous filmmaker Tony McGuire enjoyed working with youth in Rainy River First Nations on the Now and Forever film that premiered on Sept. 18 at the Bay Street Film Festival.

Year 1 No. 26 — Friday, September 23, 2016

The Ontario Native Women’s Charitable Foundation’s Sept. 10 Fundraising Yard Sale and Barbeque was a hit at the Lowerys office supply store parking lot in Thunder Bay.

A Superior Court decision has cleared Kenora lawyer Douglas Keshen of allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds from his clients’ Indian Residential School settlements.

A scene from the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, where 2000-3000 people representing over 260 tribes have gathered to resist pipeline development through traditional lands. Photo courtesy Jenny Adams
Year 1 No. 26 — Friday, September 23, 2016

Going to Standing Rock was an amazing act of solidarity.
We drove the 13 hours to Standing Rock Reservation, located near Cannonball North Dakota, to stand in unity and support and to prevent the destruction of cultural resources.

A graphic novel illustrated by Jeff Lemire will accompany a series of ten songs written and performed by Gord Downie on the story of Charlie Wenjack — a young boy who died escaping from Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School in Kenora in 1966. Image courtesy Downie/Lemire
Year 1 No. 26 — Friday, September 23, 2016

Gord Downie, of The Tragically Hip, is set to release ten songs in honour of Chanie Wenjack this October. Wenjack was a young boy who died in 1966 during his escape from Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School, near Kenora.

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