Kenora appoints Indigenous adviser

  Mike Stimpson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter,  06/06/2024  KENORA – A man from a Treaty 3 First Nation has been appointed Indigenous relations adviser to the government of the westernmost city in Ontario. A city news release this week said Ed Mandamin “will be pivotal in fostering collaborative relationships between the city and Indigenous communities in this newly established role.” His appointment reflects Kenora’s “commitment to reconciliation, diversity and inclusion,” the release said. Mandamin is a member of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, also called Shoal Lake 39, southwest of Kenora on the west shore of Shoal Lake. He was raised on the reserve but spent some of his childhood living in Kenora – at a residential school. “Yeah, I was there from 1973 to 1976,” he said Thursday in…

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