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Ceremonial canoe trip from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie - Morning North

CBC Radio logoJune 28, 2016 Season 2016, Episode: 300254509 05:24

A small group of canoers are paddling from Wahnapite First Nations to Garden River First Nation, near Sault Ste Marie. The trek is known as the Water Keepers Journey. The CBC's Angela Gemmill spoke with Dakota Recollet to find out more about the journey.

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Women canoeing from Sudbury to Garden River

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (Charlie Pinkerton/Special to The Sault Star)

Stephanie Recollet and Josie Langelier will attend the Great Lakes Water Gathering, but not before paddling over 450 km to get there.

The two Wahnapitae First Nations women launched from the reserve on Sunday and have been making their way to the Garden River First Nation by water since.

water keepers canoe journey to Garden RiverThe purpose of the Water Keepers Journey is to raise awareness for how sacred the water is to First Nations people and how important it is that the water remains protected.

“It's a very big deal for our community, as well as a lot of other ones,” said Dakota Recollet, the lead of the grounds crew for the journey.

Stephanie came up with the idea for the journey with help from other women in the Wahnapitae First Nation. In Wahnapitae culture women are the traditional protectors of the water.

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Water Keepers Journey: group on Indigenous canoe trek

By Angela Gemmill, CBC News Posted: Jun 28, 2016

A group of women from Wahnapitae First Nations is in the early stages of a 19-day ceremonial, Indigenous canoe trip from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie.

The Water Keepers Journey started at sunrise Sunday morning from Lake Wahnapitae.

The group plans to paddle 458 kilometres to Garden River First Nations, travelling between 20-30 kilometres per day.water keepers journey - wahnapitae First Nation

"Indigenous peoples in general are just very in touch with the water and the lands and just nature in general, and it's very important for us that we ensure that it remains protected," said Dakota Recollet, spokesperson for the group.

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Feds partner with Wahnapitae First Nation

By Ben Leeson, Sudbury Star, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Jolene Recollet's new position as economic development intern at Wahnapitae First Nation has offered plenty of variety so far.

Feds partner with Wahnapitae First Nation

She has worked on a few projects already, and is about to take on a larger one, focused on the band-owned business, Rocky's, which features a restaurant, store, motel, camping facilities and marina.

Recollet was hired for a two-year youth internship through $63,000 in FedNor funding, announced by Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre on Wednesday.

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Dole Foods Recall Warning

recall notice

Recall details

Ottawa, January 22, 2016 - Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.
This recall applies to all products manufactured from the Dole facility located in Springfield, OH. Affected product can be identified with a product code beginning with the letter "A" in the upper right-hand corner of the package.

Recalled products

The products listed below may have been repackaged or transformed into various in-store produced products, such as in-store made salads. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact the retailer.

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