On Saturday, December 11, Keewaytinook Okimakanak celebrated Christmas with the annual Children's Christmas Party. It was a fun day with lots of activities for all who attended. See pictures at http://photos.knet.ca/albun74.
The party started with entertainment from KO's Jim Teskey and his musical antics and a sing song.
The KO kids participated in lots of fun and engaging activities including a tradition bone tossing game, a trip to Santa's Fishing Hole, Cookie Decorating, and Colouring. The important event occured when a special visitor came. Santa came loaded with bags of toys for all the kids present.
Lots of food made sure everyone left full and it definitely was "A Party to Remember".
The western campus dean, Dr. Dan Hunt and his team flew into Sioux Lookout yesterday to meet with First Nation leaders and organizations to discuss strategies for establishing placements for first year medical students in First Nations across the region. The team consisted of Dr. Hunt and Orpah McKenzie (Director of Aboriginal Affairs) along with four other members of their team.
A meeting at Keewaytinook Okimakanak continued the discussions around finding a strategy to work together to support First Nations across Northern Ontario to develop the infrastructure required to ensure every community is able to host a successful placement for first year students. Issues relating to accommodations, broadband infrastructure to support a successful learning experience, local hosts and other logistical matters were discussed.
Webequie First Nation
NEW YEARS POW WOW 2005
January 7,8,9 2005
Old Man Bear Singers
Master of Ceremonies
Whispering Wind Singers-Webequie
North Buffalo Singers-Webequie
All participants must cover their own travel expenses
Accomodation will be available
Invited drums only
(maximum 12 drums)
Honorarium for singers and dancers
For more info please contact the following.
Bob Wabasse (807)353-6531 ext.245
Charles O'kees (807)353-1398/1027
There will be no alcohol or drugs allowed during this event