Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare on behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, sent out his condolences today to the family of former Sheguiandah Chief, Georgina Thompson.
“I send my condolences to the family of Georgina Thompson and also to the community of Sheguiandah,” says Deputy Grand Chief Hare. “She was a language carrier and a member of the Miidewin Lodge.
Thompson served as Chief three times in Sheguiandah, as well as three terms as councillor.
A traditional funeral will take place at her brother Norman Augonie’s home on Wednesday, April 11.
The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 40 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 60,000 people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.