Bkejwanong News

Summer Solstice Celebration 2017

Gchi-Miigwech to everybody who made the Solstice Celebration such as huge success! In particular, Miigwech to Lee & Char, Eileen, Megan & Jesse, Jeff, Shawnna, all of the midget boys baseball players who came out to help set up, clean up, coach, and run the clinic.  Without all of you, the ball diamond refurbishment and…

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Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig Pow Wow

Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig held its annual school pow wow on June 16, 2017. The students attended the pow wow, which was held on the school grounds. Several WIFN Programs and Departments also set-up booths at the event including the Bkejwanong Library, the Heritage Centre and Bkejwanong Community Planning. It was a beautiful day!

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Team Bkejwanong raises $1459.90 for the Heart & Stroke Fundraiser

Congratulations to Team Bkejwanong who participated in the Heart & Stroke Big Bike Fundraiser. The group raised $1459.90. Team Bkejwanong included Portia Shipman, Julie Jones, Dustie Greenbird, Serena Williams, Shawnna Smith, Denise Kicknosway, Ashley Shipman, Daintry Kewayosh, Loretta White and Elizabeth Altiman. What a fun event and a good cause!

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NWMO – Article 2 of Six-Part Series

Canada’s plan for the management of used fuel By Greg Plain, Senior Engagement Advisor, Aboriginal Relations, NWMO.     This is the second of six columns. In the last installment, I talked about how nuclear energy is a significant source of electricity in Ontario, and that a by-product of this type of energy generation is…

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Energy Plan Survey

We have recently developed and launched a survey to assist with the development of our community energy plan!  A community energy plan is a document that identifies our future energy needs and goals based on our community vision and values.  In order to create this plan, we need everybody to share their ideas and opinions…

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We Are Still Here – May 10 Community Screening

Our beautiful SUPERSTARS! Chimiigwech to Susie Jones, Sylvia Deleary, Geraldine Robertson for being apart of the documentary “We Are Still Here” and attending our community screening. Miigwech to director Dwayne Cloes for creating such an honest and true film about a truly dark time of our history. Not only did we learn more about the…

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Introduction to NWMO

Introduction to Nuclear Waster Management Organization Due to growing concern from our community and other First Nations communities over nuclear waste issues in our traditional territory, we are participating in an educational process with Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).  We have heard many concerns over safety of current and potential storage methods for nuclear waste,…

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Chief Miskokomon receives “Alumni of Distinction” Award

Our Gimaa has been selected as a 2017 Recipient of the St. Clair College Alumni of Distinction Award. The St. Clair College Alumni Association and St. Clair Foundation annually recognize accomplished graduates with the Alumni Award of Distinction. This is the Association’s highest honour. Chief Dan Miskokomon was one of the first Native students to…

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