Wiikwemikoong and National Chief wait for The Big Canoe

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The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Perry Bellegrade, and some representatives from Wiikwemikoong came to Bellevue Park early to meet the Big Canoe coming across from Sault, Michigan.

From left to right in the picture there is Carroll Kitchikake, Cecilia Pitawanakwat, the National Chief, Rosetta Toulouse and Gail Shawande.

“Unity… help each other when we can,” was the message today from the Wiikwemikoong group from Manitoulin Island.

“First Nations lands and territories… peaceful coexistence is what it is all about… there is no boundaries…it’s very symbolic to see this happening,” said Bellegrade as the Big Canoe was coming in.

Check Lynne Brown’s earlier coverage of this momentous Robinson-Huron Treaty historical reminder.