Kuh-ke-nah Network Workshop in Balmertown

Keewaytinook Okimakanak e-Center managers, Computer Technicians, and KiHS Classroom Assistants met at the Keewaytinook Okimakanak office in Balmertown (Week of Aug 13). This was the first opportunity that everyone has been able to get together to share their stories and developments from their communities. Everyone learned a lot from each other as members of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Smart Team. Each of the six deliverables (projects) under the Kuh-ke-nah Smart Demonstration initiative were discussed and strategies for developing and delivering these projects over the next three years were reviewed. These included: * the Keewaytinook internet High School (KiHS) * the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Telehealth project * the K-Net Caching Router project * the e-Centre development project * the Keewaytinook Data Warehouse project * the K-Net Portal project. See the pictures of all the different Keewaytinook Okimakanak staff involved in the Kuh-ke-nah project.

Neskantaga First Nation Summer Festival and Baseball Tournament

Neskantaga First Nation will be holding a Summer Festival and Baseball Tournament on the dates of August 28th to September 1st, 2001. This years festival will have square dancing, live entertainment, daily activities, etc. Come out and have some fun in our festival, and cheer for our local and out of town teams. If you want any more info on our festival and tournaments, please call: Duane Moonias (807)479-2570 duanemoonias@knet.ca Thank You Very Much!!!!!!!!!!

Pikangikum Walkers: Winnipeg on the Horizon

As of today (Aug 13th, 2001) the huge group of people from Pikangikum will be close to getting into Winnipeg. To be exact, they will be 20kms out of Winnipeg. The long journey started on the 25th of July and they will be arriving 4 days earlier than planned. To date there are about 180 people from Pikangikum participating in the walk and numerous other people from other communities as well. They are set to arrive in Winnipeg tomorrow evening at around 5pm. For more information feel free to contact Samson Keeper Thanks

Hot Dog In Sandy Lake

On August 4, 2001, when a turbulent storm hit Northwestern Ontario with raging winds and thunderous clouds, there was a casualty in Sandy Lake, Ontario. A dog was struck by lightning outside his home and continued to breathe for a few minutes after the incident. He lay smoking outside his home while his owners tried to revive him to no avail. The dog's name was "Arms" and he will be sadly missed by the family that took him in. His remains were returned to the earth nearby his home in the dense woods. Owners name(s) are withheld at the their request.

Kingfisher Lake First Nation Summer Festival 2001

The Festival will be starting on Wednesday, Aug. 22/01. There will be bingo games every evening, other nightly events are Square Dancing and a Youth Dance. From August 23 - 25, there will be Square Dancing & Poker Dance Competitions. Kingfisher Lake First Nation, presents 2nd Annual Mens Invitational Softball Tournament.August 22 - 25/01. Entry Fee: $1000 Deadline August 17, 2001 Championship: $8000 Finalists: $4000 Consulation: $2000 Runner-up: $1000 Accomodations will be provided. Please bring your own sleeping gear. etc. Meals will not be provided. Although there will be traditional cookouts during the days of the festival. First 8 teams to confirm will be accepted. For more information, please contact Charlie Atlookan @ (807) 532 2256 (home) or leave a message at the Band Office (807) 532 2067 or 2075. WRN will have coverage on Softball Championship Game. Aerial Cash Drop - $1400 Total Thursday, Aug.23/01 @ 1:00 PM @ the Field Walleye Fishing Derby Friday August 24, 001 Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1st Prize $1000 2nd Prize $500 3rd Prize $250 Entry Fee $20 Per Angler (Entries must be paid the day before) Length will be used, measuring will take place @ Community Dock from 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM. Boundries will be provided one day before the derby. (Feel free to bring your own fishing gear) Canoe Races Friday, August 24/01 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Community Dock Requirements: 1 Male & 1 Female Entry Fee: $20 1st Prize: $400 2nd Prize: $300 3rd Prize: $200 Poker Derby Saturday, August 25, 2001 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Throughout the community Entry Fee: $10 per hand (3 hands max) WC 14 Aluminum Boat Race Saturday, August 25, 2001 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Community Dock Requirements: 2 Males & 2 Females Entry Fee: $40 Per Boat 1st Prize: $800 2nd Prize: $600 3rd Prize: $400 Raffle Draws Saturday, Aug.25/01 Grand Prize: Pick a prize 16' boat/20 hp motor or 4x4 Quad ATV or 380 Ski-doo or $5000 Cash Of course, there will be other games and activities throughout the four day event. For more information, call 807-532-2067 Schedule is subject to change.

Health Informatics Educator Position Available at Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Who We’re Looking For… You are a bilingual (Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree/English) person with an interest in using health information and communications technologies to enhance First Nations health care. You have a RN or other health professional designation with equivalent First Nation community health care delivery experience. During the past three to five years you have facilitated workshops and used adult learning strategies to deliver hands-on training for health workers. You use e-mail and the internet tools, have excellent interpersonal skills and feel comfortable working as part of a health team. Please e-mail your resume in confidence to: John Rowlandson Project Manager, KOHS Telehealth john_rowlandson@saltspring.com Resumes will be accepted until Friday September 7, 2001 at 5:00 pm For a detailed job description, Click on the following link to view with Adobe Acrobat, or Right-Click and choose Save Target As to save the document to your computer. Health Informatics Educator Job Description

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Homecoming

The Kithchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Homecoming kicks off tommorrow (July 9, 2001). Quite a few charters came in today and we are expecting more on Wednesday and Thursday when the wrestling and the Shania Twain / CCR tribute happen. All of the sound systems ready to go at the field and arena. It should be exciting as there is a lot of square dancing, jigging, other activities and of course eating. So if you haven't had a square meal in a while you should come and join us. This year it will be broadcasted live on community cable and also be available on Wawatay Radio (WRN). We will be having the Beauty Pageant next week which will make it a total of 2 weeks of activities. So if you are able, Come and Join in the Fun.

Rick Leon Meekis Memorial Canoe Trip - Deer Lake

Eleven young people from Deer Lake First Nation along with two Leaders/Trainers set out from the end Nungesser Road on July 21 to paddle back to their community. The pictures from the trip tell the story of their wilderness adventure. The trip information sheet provides the details about the trip (also available as a Word document. The map of the route (click on the trip to view the later version) provides a glimpse of the 200km effort made by these young people in memory of their friend, Rick Leon Meekis who wanted to make this trip last year.

6th Annual Men's Baseball Tournament in Weagamow

The 6th Annual Men's Baseball Tournament in Weagamow started on Wednesday, August 1 and runs until Saturday. August 04. There are four outside teams: 2 teams from Sachigo Lake, 1 from Kingfisher, and 1 from Muskrat Dam and three Local Teams.

We went to check out the games this afternoon. I think Weagamow is competing against Sachigo Warriors and another team from here is playing against Sachigo as well.

Have a nice weekend

The Sasquatch are in Bloom in Fort Severn

Greetings from Fort Severn On the long weekend in July, Moses Kakekaspan Sr reported some strange footprints near his fishing net near the coast. Three days after the first report, I was taken out to have a look. The photos attached are a "real" record of what was seen. I shot the pictures and the roll of film was set to the Sioux Lookout Bulletin who had them developed. The scans were done by Kodak from the original 35 mm film. The location was about 12 km north of the community near the end of the "Road to the Coast". This is true tundra. It looks like something very large swam in from the Bay and was walking onto the land across the mud flats. What made the prints? No one has any idea. But if you have any thoughts, please let us know. It is clear that the footprints are about 16" long and there is a 6' stride between the right and a left paw print. These aren't impressions made by a polar bear in the mud. Mel Orecklin, P.Eng., MBA, CAFM Co-Manager Fort Severn First Nation c/o General Delivery Fort Severn, ON P0V 1W0 Phone: (807) 478-2572 Fax: (807) 478-1103