Wawatay Native Communications Society

Wawatay Native Communications Society (Wawatay for short) was formed in 1974 by the people of Northern Ontario's Nishnawbe Aski Nation, as a source of communications technology, namely radio, television, and print media services for the Oji-cree communities. Its mandate is to preserve the indigenous language and culture in its service area. Wawatay's general office is located in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, with bureaus in Timmins and Thunder Bay.

Wawatay's mission statement says that they are “... dedicated to using appropriate technologies to meet the communication needs of people of Aboriginal ancestry in Northern Ontario, wherever they live.”

Wawatay is the primary source of news for the remote areas of Northern Ontario. The name comes from the Oji-Cree word for the aurora borealis.

Wawatay Radio Network

Wawatay radio, the only station that can be picked up in many NAN communities, broadcasts news, talk, sports, local and popular music. Native language and English are both heard on Wawatay broadcasts, often mixed together. Wawatay Radio Network (WRN for short) operates the following:

* 90.1 CFBL-FM Bearskin Lake, Ontario
* 90.1 CKDL-FM Deer Lake, Ontario
* 90.1 CKFS-FM Fort Severn, Ontario
* 90.1 CFKL-FM Kingfisher Lake, Ontario
* 105.1 CFMD-FM Muskrat Dam, Ontario
* 90.1 CFEY-FM Sachigo, Ontario
* 89.9 NEW Sioux Lookout, Ontario
* 90.1 CKWT-FM Sioux Lookout, Ontario
* 90.1 CHWL-FM Weagamow Lake, Ontario
* 90.1 CKPN-FM Webequie, Ontario
* 90.1 CHPM-FM Wunnumin Lake, Ontario
* 91.9 CIDE-FM Sioux Lookout, Ontario with translator stations:col-startcol-3
** 91.9 CIDE-1 Bearskin Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-2 Big Trout Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-3 Cat Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-4 Deer Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-5 Fort Severn, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-6 Kasabonika, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-21 Keewaywin, Ontariocol-3
** 91.9 CIDE-7 Kingfisher Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-8 Lac Seul, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-9 Muskrat Dam, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-10 North Spirit Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-11 Osnaburgh, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-12 Pikangikum, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-13 Poplar Hill, Ontariocol-3
** 91.9 CIDE-14 Sachigo, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-15 Sandy Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-16 Slate Falls, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-17 Wapekeka, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-18 Weagamow Lake, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-20 Webequie First Nation, Ontario
** 91.9 CIDE-19 Wunnumin Lake, Ontariocol-end

Wawatay TV

Wawatay TV produces aboriginal TV productions which air nationally on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

Wawatay Television has produced many documentaries, children's programs such as Wawatay Kids TV, and outdoor shows.

Wawatay News

Wawatay News (ᐙᐙᐦᑌ ᐋᒋᒧᐎᓇᐣ ("Waawaate Aajimowinan"); unpointed: ᐗᐗᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐏᓇᐣ) and its digital version Wawatay News Online (ᐙᐙᐦᑌ ᐋᒋᒧᐎᓇᐣ ᐲᐙᐱᐦᑯᐦᐠ ("Waawaate Aajimowinan Biiwaabikok"); unpointed: ᐗᐗᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐎᓇᐣ ᐱᐗᐱᑯᐠ) is a semi-monthly newspaper. According to Wawatay, the newspaper is in a tabloid format, distributed free to the residents of 93 First Nations in Northern Ontario. It is also sold via newsstand dealer to many other communities in Northern Ontario with a subscription rate for readers outside of the general circulation territory. Total circulation is 9,300 copies with a reading audience of over 58,000 Aboriginal people.

External links

* [http://www.wawataynews.ca/ Wawatay News Online]


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