Ogimaawabiitong (Kenora Chiefs Advisory) is sending a huge Miigwetch to a number of local businesses and sponsors for helping provide hundreds of pounds of healthy food to our communities this holiday season.

On December 12, Ogimaawabiitong staff came together to organize and distribute pallets and skids of preserved and frozen foods, including fruits, vegetables, fries, chili, spices, brisket, bacon, and turkeys to our nine partner communities in northwestern Ontario – just in time for the holidays.

“We continue to be blown away by the kindness, support, and generosity towards our communities and our membership,” says Wauzhushk Onigum Nation Chief and KCA Board Member, Chief Skead.

“We send out the sincerest Miigwetch to our sponsors and share our deepest gratitude for the support we’ve continued to receive each holiday season. We’re excited to be able to assist our communities and their families with safe, healthy food this Christmas,” he adds.

Ogimaawabiitong is so appreciative of our partners who made this donation possible. We’d also like to highlight the efforts of our staff and community volunteers who arranged and facilitated the deliveries of the donations in each community.

“We are thankful that we are able to support your communities at this time,” adds Kyle Greenspan, COO of Confederation Freezers.

KCA sends a huge Miigwetch to our sponsors for their generous donations and support:

– Jarnel Contracting
– ERB Transport
– Giant Tiger
– Sai Dham Foodbank
– The Meat Factory
– Exceldor
– All Gold
– Confederation Freezers
– McCain Foods

The Kenora Chiefs Advisory is an alliance of independent, participating First Nations within the Western Region and has been incorporated and in operation since 1995. The Kenora Chiefs Advisory’s mandate is to provide programs and services to the First Nations in the field of health, education and social services in a holistic, traditional way ensuring the survival of the Anishinaabe way in the present and future generations.

Our nine partner communities include:

– Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation
– Grassy Narrows First Nation
– Naotkamegwanning First Nation
– Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation
– Northwest Angle #33 First Nation-
– Washagamis Bay First Nation
– Shoal Lake #40 First Nation
– Wauzhushk Onigum Nation
– Wabaseemoong Independent Nation