Bkejwanong News

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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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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