Kitchenuhmaykoosib Welcome Distinguished Guests to First Nation

Countess of Wessex inspects an honour guard of Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers on her arrival in Kitchenuhmaykoosib
Countess of Wessex inspects an honour guard of Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers on her arrival in Kitchenuhmaykoosib

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Visited by Countess of Wessex and Premier Wynne

Kitchenuhmaykoosib – The Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys-Jones, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and a delegation of guests visited with Kitchenuhmaykoosib Chief Donny Morris and the people of the community in Northwestern Ontario this week.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib or KI is located approximately 377 miles north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, or 270 miles north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

Countess of Wessex inspects an honour guard of Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers on her arrival in Kitchenuhmaykoosib
Countess of Wessex inspects an honour guard of Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers on her arrival in Kitchenuhmaykoosib

The community has faced many challenges in recent years. The Royal Visit offered the opportunity for the community to share in its hospitality and to offer both Premier Wynne and the Countess a first hand look at the issues that KI faces.

The Countess is mobbed by excited children in Kitchenuhmaykoosib
The Countess is mobbed by excited children in Kitchenuhmaykoosib

The Canadian Rangers provided an honour guard, and the Countess, along with Premier Wynne were made honourary Canadian Rangers.

The countess with Constable Joe Harding of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Chief Donny Morris
The Countess with Constable Joe Harding of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Chief Donny Morris
The Countess poses with Master Corporal Ralph Hudson, a Canadian Ranger, for a "selfie" on his cell phone
The Countess poses with Master Corporal Ralph Hudson, a Canadian Ranger, for a “selfie” on his cell phone
Newly appointed as honorary Canadian Rangers, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Lieutenant-Governor designate Elizatheth Dowdeswell, the Countess of Wessex, and Ruth-Ann Onley, wife of Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, proudly wear their Ranger hoodies
Newly appointed as honorary Canadian Rangers, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Lieutenant-Governor designate Elizatheth Dowdeswell, the Countess of Wessex, and Ruth-Ann Onley, wife of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, proudly wear their Ranger hoodies
The Countess with Eden Barkman, 10, who wore traditional clothing to meet with her
The Countess with Eden Barkman, 10, who wore traditional clothing to meet with her
Cecilia Begg, a member of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib band council, greets the Countess on her arrival in the he First Nation
Cecilia Begg, a member of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib band council, greets the Countess on her arrival in the he First Nation
The Countess talks with a young girl in Kitchenuhmaykoosib
The Countess talks with a young girl in Kitchenuhmaykoosib

PHOTOS by Sgt. Peter Moon / Canadian Rangers.