THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit will welcome a small team of committed individuals when they arrive in Thunder Bay Wednesday August 24, 2011 during their cross-Canada walk to raise awareness of aboriginal youth and gang issues.
It is a great thing this group of individuals are doing to raise awareness of youth and gang violence. We have felt the profound effect of violence in our northern communities and hope this walk can bring about change and make people more aware of the options they have when addressing youth violence,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit.
Organizers for the ‘Walk for Nations’ would like to invite communities across the nation to join them as they walk through their traditional territories. They also are gladly accepting any donations that would assist the walkers during the eight-month journey.
They walkers will be greeted by the NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit and Thunder Bay Acting Mayor, Councillor Larry Hebert at City Hall at 11:00am.