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Nibinamik First Nation to Welcome David Suzuki in Community Visit

Summer Beaver, ON – Chief Johnny Yellowhead and his community will be welcoming David Suzuki to Nibinamik First Nation for a community visit on May 28 and 29, 2016.

Chief Yellowhead will be giving David Suzuki a community tour and will provide an opportunity for members to meet and converse with Mr. Suzuki. He will also be visiting sacred sites, visiting with Elders, tour facilities and homes in the community. They will also be discussing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on October 15, 2014 between Nibinamik First Nation, the David Suzuki Foundation, Mamow Ki-ken-da-ma-win and Ryerson University.

The shared vision of the MOU is that throughout the planning and development processes in the Ring of Fire region, and any other foreseeable developments in the Nibinamik region, ecosystems will be conserved such that the provision of ecological services and the traditional Aboriginal ways of life are maintained.

“Nibinamik First Nation gives our warmest welcome to David Suzuki.” said Chief Johnny Yellowhead. “We are pleased to continue or relationship with the David Suzuki Foundation and welcome Mr. Suzuki to our community.”

Members of the media and the public are cordially invited to attend. *** Seat(s) available for media to attend for an overnight itinerary ***

Date: May 28 and 29, 2016
Location: Nibinamik First Nation
Depart Thunder Bay: Saturday May 28 – 11:00 am (Wasaya Air)
Return Thunder Bay: Sunday May 29 – 4:25 pm

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