Cat Lake First Nation Members Launch Cancer Awareness Walk

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Cat Lake First Nation Walkers with NAN Deputy Grand Chief Fiddler
Cat Lake First Nation Walkers with NAN Deputy Grand Chief Fiddler

Cat Lake First Nation Walkers with NAN Deputy Grand Chief Fiddler
Cat Lake First Nation Walkers with NAN Deputy Grand Chief Fiddler

Cancer Care a Serious Issue Across Northern Communities

THUNDER BAY – “Cancer knows no race, and when a person is diagnosed in the remote communities – we need to ensure that supports and treatment are in place,” stated Joyce Wesley of Cat Lake First Nation. “In our community we have seen children, men, women, and Elders impacted by cancer.

Wesley is part of a team of four Cat Lake First Nation members who are begining their journey from Thunder Bay to Vancouver to raise awareness on the impacts of cancer in the people, families and friends in remote First Nations.

Press Conference for Cancer Awareness Walk

The team of Joyce Wesley, Wilfred Wesley Jr., Seth Peters, and Christopher Oshag will be walking and running a relay in their 3,025 kilometre journey.

The devastating impact of cancer on their families, friends, and community members have inspired the youth, all young men who are going to start grade nine at the completion of the walk. Talking with the three young men, they are quiet, determined, and focused on their journey.

They have not travelled to Saskatchewan, Alberta, or British Columbia before and are excited to see the areas of the country.

Cat Lake First Nation
Cat Lake First Nation – Courtesy of Cat Lake First Nation