Rick Garrick

Anishnawbe Keeshigun helps carry on traditions

Create: 06/17/2016 - 02:04

A visitor from Iran enjoyed participating in the bannock making contest at Fort William Historical Park’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival.

“It’s excellent and I love it,” says Masim Gahavidel, a visitor from Tehran, Iran. “I hope these competitions will happen more in this city. The traditional foods from here are more interesting for me.”

Chuck Meshake won the bannock making contest after creating two loads of fry bread in a cast iron frying pan over the open fire.

Oshki holds 2016 graduation in Thunder Bay

Create: 06/17/2016 - 02:02

Aroland’s Donna Gagnon was honoured to deliver one of three valedictorian addresses at Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute’s 2016 Graduation Ceremony in Thunder Bay.

“I try not to get emotional, but I’m just so happy to be here as part of this ceremony with these other graduates,” Gagnon says. “I would like to take this time to congratulate each and every one of them as well, especially my fellow classmates.”

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