Date: February 6, 7 & 8, 2004, 7 pm nigthly
Where: Victoria Inn, 555 West Arthur Street
Evangelists: Lott Thunder
Youth Pastor: Marty Mclean
featuring: Rose Thunder (promoting her new album"SHINE")
Also: Philadelphia Gospel Band, from Peguis, Manitoba
Ivan & Vanessa Sawan, from Slave Lake, Alberta
For more info:
Alicia Thunder: 807.577.8627
Harvey Yesno: 807.473.5287
Marty Mclean: 204.261.5526
Hotel info: 1.800.387.3331 or 1.807.577.8481
On February 20, 21, 22, 2004 Mishkeegogamang will be hosting its first annual invitational Broomball tournament.
Everyone interested in joining this great experience feel free to contact the recreation committee @
807-928-2414 or 807-928-2805
For the spectators, there is usually a lot of good competition between our home teams. There are usually 3-4 power house teams down here that are committed to winning the ultimate prize of 1st place.......so if you have a broomball team don't be scared to come out, have fun and see if you can steal 1st place from us.
For your information the defending champs are called the "FALCONS".
Another team that is known to be a big power house is the team from ten houses. They are named Ten Houses Attack.
So if anyone is interested feel free to call the band office in Mishkeegogamang for more information.
Thank you for taking time in reading this and come out if you think your team is good.
Or you can reach us via fax at (807)928-2077.
Members of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak team met today with the Federal government's Broadband Interdepartmental Working Group (BBIWG). KO staff shared stories and priorities identified in our region and through our work as the Ontario Regional Management Organization for Industry Canada's First Nations SchoolNet program.
The BBIWG is chaired by Ross MacLeod, Director General, IHAB Programs and brings together department leads in connectivity issues for all federal government departments. Click here to see picture of Ross and the SchoolNet's team to the Sioux Lookout area.
Suzanne Robert, Manager of Industry Canada's First Nations SchoolNet program, and her team worked with KO's Lars Dixon to bring the folks located in Ottawa with three RMO sites (Sask/Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario). Lars rans the system tests with the folks at the Ottawa site before the meeting and then managed the video bridge from Balmertown throughout the session. The Ottawa site dialed into the Kuh-ke-nah Broadband Network through the K-Net gateway and was able to join the three RMO sites that are connected over their broadband IP connections on K-Net (see the picture of the five sites below).
Handouts for the meeting participants included the series of K-Net Case Studies (click here to go to the multi-media flash presentation that also contains the PDF files of each of these case studies) as well as an updated presentation about the Kuh-ke-nah Broadband Network (click here to see a copy of the network description).
The malicious worm, called Mydoom or Novarg, has clogged networks and may allow unauthorised access to computers.
Mydoom, the latest e-mail virus, is faster and bigger than 2003's
speedy record-breaker, Sobig.F
This morning news of the passing of Elder Douglas Meekis is reaching everyone in the north. Family and friends were able to gather at the Menoyawin Hospital in Sioux Lookout to be with him.
I recall one memorial feast for Douglas' wife that I was able to attend while visiting Deer Lake. It is was a special event for me that I will always remember. I knew from this event how much Douglas' family and friends loved and cared for this very special person. Click here to view pictures of this feast.
A picture of Douglas Meekis greeting the Honourable Robert Nault can be seen by clicking here.
The headline in Sunday's Thunder Bay's Chronicle Journal reads "$6.5-million boost" ... click here to read the story
"Together in Nurturing Community
February 10, 11, 12, 2004
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Conference organized by:
FAS/E & Child Nutrition Program,
Conference funded by:
Government of Ontario and Health Canada
The following appeal has gone out to all First Nations and their organizations to lend their support to the Kakegamic family of North Spirit Lake and Fort Hope. Check out the news coverage of the murder trial in Kenora by going to the links at the bottom of this story.
CALL FOR SUPPORT
For the Kakegamic family of North Spirit Lake/Fort Hope
in Kenora for the criminal trial in the tragic death of Max Kakegamic in Oct. 2000.
Margaret and Isaac Kakegamic, Max’s parents, and his widow Karen have come to Kenora from North Spirit and Fort Hope at the request of the Victim/Witness office of the Ministry of the Attorney General for the duration of the trial by jury, which began Jan.13 and is expected to run until early March. So far the Victim/Witness Assistant Cheryl Horne has been the main support to the family, and others from Kenora have been stopping in once in awhile. The Kakegamics sit quietly every day at the back of the courtroom watching and listening. There is a noticeable absence of other First Nations people in the courtroom. They appreciate those who have dropped by or visited them, as this continues to be a challenging time in their lives.
Even though Mr. & Mrs. Kakegamic both attended residential schools here years ago (Cecilia Jeffery and St. Mary’s respectively), they don’t really know anyone in Kenora and are not familiar with resources we have to offer. They do not have a vehicle and get around by taxi. As well the Kakegamics have children with them - ages 2, 4, 11 – and two other family members to help with the kids. While the Kakegamics spend Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 at the courthouse, the children and their caregivers stay in the hotel room, with a lot of time and energy on their hands.
HOW WE CAN HELP . . .
Attend court(Main Floor, Courtroom #1, Kenora Courthouse, Water St.)
Our visible presence in the courtroom throughout the trial will give strength to the family and express our concern as a community in justice for Aboriginal people. The usual daily court schedule is Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch from 1 to 2:15, but can vary.
Mary Alice Smith, Community Justice Project Coordinator or Lucy Percy, Secretary-Receptionist at Nechee Friendship Centre 468-5440; email:email@example.com
Maybeline Hunter/Darrell Mandamin, criminal courtworkers 468-9657 (courthouse)
For More Information about this trial: