THUNDER BAY – National Aboriginal Day in Thunder Bay was met with blustery winds, and less than summer conditions. However that has not dampened the smiles or the spirits of the people at Prince Arthurs Landing. The celebration hosted on the traditional lands of the Ojibway people of Fort William First Nation got underway today with speeches from leaders.
The celebrations this morning were hosted by Ann Magiskan. The guests were welcomed by Acting Mayor Rebecca Johnson, Rita Fenton speaking for Fort William First Nation Chief Georjann Morriseau, a representative of the Anishnaabek Nation, Genevieve Desmoulin with the Urban Aboriginal Strategy, Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy, Cameron Burgess from the Metis Nation of Ontario, provincial MPPs Michael Gravelle and Bill Mauro. Bruce Hyer was represented by his wife Margaret Wanlin. John Rafferty from Thunder Bay Rainy River was on hand as well.
National Aboriginal Day