Wikwemikong resurrects tradition of Take Back the Night observance

By Jacqueline St. Pierre  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  WIIKWEMIKOONG—In a powerful display of community unity, Wiikwemkoong has reignited its Take Back the Night community walk after a hiatus, drawing over a hundred locals to join forces against violence and drug-related issues, last Thursday night. Led by Dana Ominika, Ralph Gonawabi and Shane Cooper, the event saw participants adorned in ribbon shirts and ribbon skirts, marching together as a symbol of solidarity. Originating a decade ago, the event had lapsed in recent years until the determination of its organizers to revive it. “We want people to know what we stand for,” Ms. Ominika expressed, reflecting on the mission to raise awareness and advocate for peace and safety in the community. Mr. Gonawabi, addressing the crowd at the outset, emphasized the importance…

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