Nibinamik Elder Amelia Wabasse recently celebrated her 100th birthday during Anishnawbe Mushkiki’s Fall Feast at the Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Specialized Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre in Thunder Bay. She was born on Nov. 14, 1917 at Wekwasays, near Benaymotang.
“She’s just happy that she is here with the group,” says Wabasse’s translator. “She was talking about at a very young age that she had seen this way of life, the traditional way of life. She was brought up that way by her late father. One time she was very sick … and her father treated her with this traditional medicine.”