MEET THE CHIEF: Fort Williams First Nation elected Chief Peter Collins “I hope to never see a pandemic like this again”

By Victoria Gray Writer The safety of community members weighed heavily on Fort Williams First Nation elected Chief Peter Collins throughout the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the leader of the community you rally, you need to be level headed. You want to go into panic mode sometimes, but you can’t. If you do, you create chaos. I think I try to be as level headed as possible,” he said. “I really got involved to make sure our community was looked after and the work that needed to be done to protect the community was in place.” Fort William is adjacent to Thunder Bay, the proximity to the northern urban centre was a concern because cases could have gotten out of hand quickly, but the community of about 1,400…

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