“Its a win-win” – Grand Chief Beardy

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THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy is congratulating this year’s group of 30 northern First Nation youth in the completion of the 3rd annual Wasaya Flight Camp at Confederation College’s Aviation School of Excellence.

“We are very encouraged and thankful that there are private-sector supporters such as Wasaya Group LP, Shibogama First Nations Council and the Kenney Family Foundation as well as Confederation College who see the value in showing and teaching our youth about Canada’s aviation industry. While the Flight Camp is meant to begin to address the shortfall of aboriginal pilots in Northern Ontario, the skills that NAN youth have now learned opens their eyes to a possible career choice and encourages continued education. It is a win-win situation for all parties involved and we are very pleased,” said NAN Grand Chief Stan Beardy.

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