Today Nokiiwin Tribal Council begins a 3 day event in celebration of its 15th Anniversary despite troubling times for its member First Nations.
“In light of the pandemic, we have taken extra care in the measures we take in planning how we celebrate. Another aspect is the recent news that has profoundly impacted our country with the discovery of mass graves of indigenous children” Says Audrey Gilbeau, Executive Director – Nokiiwin Tribal Council
The Tribal Council works in unity with five (5) member First Nations to enhance growth and prosperity, Gilbeau says “In a time where there is so much hurt and isolation, it’s more important than ever to proceed with our celebrations in a safe manner. Sharing food and gathering is embedded in our culture”.
Today Nokiiwin Tribal Council is hosting its first ever (by invitation) drive-thru fish fry. Invited guests will stop at a series of “pit stops” hosted by Nokiiwin staff members (Food, gifts, and greetings)
Time: 11am – 2pm
Location: 384 Fort William Road, Thunder Bay, ON
Over 160 Nokiiwin First Nation communities, partners and local dignitaries have been invited to attend the drive-thru event.
Audrey Gilbeau, Executive Director and Ian Bannon, Nokiiwin Tribal Council Board President will be on location during the event.
Please give me a call on my cell if you think this may be a news story at 620-6931 Shantelle Graham – Nokiiwin Tribal Council