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Eva Thomas

Fall Fair 2017

The Annual Fall Fair was held on September 23 & 24, 2017.  This year’s gathering featured a Duck Calling Contest and Pie Eating Contest.  Many people came out for the parade on Sunday.  Community members also enjoyed pontoon boat rides on both Saturday.    

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WIFN Open House & BBQ

On August 16, 2017, WIFN hosted the Open House & BBQ. WIFN Departments set-up booths for community members to learn more about WIFN programs. There was music and food and fun! Miigwech to everyone who came out to the event.      

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Walpole Island hosts 2017 Potawatomi Gathering

Potawatomi from all across Turtle Island travelled to Walpole Island for the annual Potawatomi Gathering held on August 2-5, 2017. There are nine Potawatomi Gathering Host Nations which include: Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Shawnee, Oklahoma) Forest County Potawatomi (Forest County, Wisconsin) Gun Lake Tribe [Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan] (Hopkins, Michigan) Hannahville Indian Community…

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YMCA Feasibility Study

We have just launched a feasibility study in collaboration with the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario. The feasibility study will be looking at the potential for operating a YMCA Community Health, Recreation, and Fitness Centre as an expansion to the Walpole Island Arena. The potential facility would serve our community, in addition to Wallaceburg, Port Lambton,…

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NWMO – Article 3 of Six-Part Series

Managing used nuclear fuel deep underground By Greg Plain, Senior Engagement Advisor, Aboriginal Relations, NWMO.     This is the third of six columns. In the last installment, I talked about how Canada arrived at its plan to safely manage the country’s used nuclear fuel. The plan involves isolating and containing the used fuel in…

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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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