THUNDER BAY – It has now been 17 days since Jordan Wabasse went missing. The Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Nishawbe Aski Police, and volunteers, friends and family have been looking for this missing 15 year old teenager. The path forward will be tough. As each day passes, the trail is just a little colder. However no one is giving up!
Bernice Jacob, Jordan’s Mom posted on her Facebook profile, a message she received, “Today is Day 17 our Oji-Cree warrior Atik Awasish 15 year old from Webequie First Nation is still missing in Thunder Bay ON. Spirits spoke yesterday, spirits never lie where you are and we know what happened….we will find you brother, Atik Awasish”.
It is a message that friends and family feel is important. Somewhere in Thunder Bay, or elsewhere, someone knows more than they are willing to share.
Tonight, Jordan’s hockey team, the Current River Comets play at 6pm at Fort William First Nations Rink 1. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The search has brought together the Aboriginal community, and joined in many ways with the people of Thunder Bay. Increasingly, across the city, people are talking about the issues that matter. The disappearance of Jordan Wabasse, and the depth of pain and perserverance that the people of Webequie and all of the First Nations are demonstrating is massive. From the small community of Fort Severn, with young people going door-to-door raised a reported $600 for the cause. The support from across the region both in terms of moral support, but financial and logistical support is helping make a difference.
Most importantly, no one is giving up. That message is coming through loud and clear from Jordan’s parents, grandparents and friends. It is being supported by the community, and by police.
If you have information on Jordan Wabasse, you can contact the Thunder Bay Police at 807-684-1200 or Crimestoppers if you wish to be anonymous.