Mishkeegogaming Walkers Arrived Safely in Thunder Bay

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Mishkeegogaming Walkers in Ignace on Saturday May 18 2015
Mishkeegogaming Walkers in Ignace on Saturday May 18 2015

Mishkeegogaming Walkers in Ignace on Saturday May 18 2015
Mishkeegogaming Walkers in Ignace on Saturday May 18 2015

THUNDER BAY- Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will join with First Nation leaders to welcome the arrival of a group of walkers led by Mishkeegogamang First Nation Chief Connie Gray-McKay in Thunder Bay today at the completion of their 650-kilometre walk in honour of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women.

The public are invited to meet the walkers as they complete their journey through Thunder Bay, ending on Angus St., the last residence of Sarah Skunk, a missing member of Mishkeegogamang.

DATE: Friday May 22, 2015

TIME: 1 p.m.

ROUTE: Depart from Valhalla Inn, follow Arthur St., Simpson St., Fort William Road, Cumberland to Angus Street

Approximately 20 walkers began their trek on May 9 at Mishkeegogamang, travelling through Sioux Lookout, Dinorwic, Kakabeka Falls and on to Thunder Bay. They are raising awareness on unsolved murder cases of women from their community including Rena Fox, Jemima Mulholland, Lena Lawson, Thomas Lyons, Evelyn Wassaykeesic, Sophie Wassaykeesic, and Sarah Skunk and Viola Panacheese who remain missing.

The closing ceremonies for the walk will be on Saturday; NetNewsLedger will carry the Ceremonies live.