Topic: Northern Ontario

  • Out of the Big Bush

    By: Kimberley Hartwig, Community Journalism Trainer Since arriving in Nibinamik over five months ago I have yet to leave the reserve. It’s become a bit of a badge of honour for me. Most people here can’t believe that I haven’t been out at least once in that amount of time. Many community members will leave

  • Live with 90.1FM Fort Albany

    By: Sam Calio, Community Journalism Trainer This month I’ve spent a lot of time in the Fort Albany radio station. It’s a small building tucked away in the middle of the community. My after school program, Junior Journalists, and community member Xavier Inishinapay have both been hosting weekly shows throughout September.  I’ve mentioned Xavier before

  • The Launch of Progress

    By: Sam Calio, Community Journalism Trainer July has been a crazy productive month! I have two summer students, Ozzy and Jared, who are doing amazing work! Both of my students have been writing stories and taking photos for our online paper, Peetabeck News, which we officially launched Aug. 2. When my students first arrived in

  • Fishin’ in the dark

    By: Kimberley Hartwig, Community Journalism Trainer Lazy yellow moon comin’ up tonight Shinin’ through the trees Crickets are singin’ and lightning bugs Are floatin’ on the breeze You and me going fishing in the dark I used to hear this song at a country bar back in Saskatoon and I would always think to myself,

  • Da Yoot

    By: Ara Sauvage, Community Journalism Trainer It’s hard to believe I’ve been in Iskatewizaagegan No.39 Independent First Nation for 4 months now! Sometimes I never want it to end. My favorite part thus far has been the 48 hour jam-packed camping trip out on Shoal Lake.  With eleven youth aged 11 and up, two inspiringly

  • Land-based learning in Nibinamik lets the kids shine

    By: Kimberley Hartwig, Community Journalism Trainer Every year, the people of Nibinamik flee the community for the peace and tranquility of the Breathing Grounds, also known as O-ma-day-na-moh-win-nik. The area was the brainchild of Mike Wabasse, a Nibinamik elder, who wanted to create a place where youth could come to learn traditional activities and ways

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