At the Flin Flon City Council meeting last night Councilors Karen MacKinnon and Colleen McKee reported they accepted an invitation to Council to attend the opening yesterday of the Woodlands Cree Gathering in Pelican Narrows. Also attending were Creighton Mayor Bruce Fidler and Denare Beach Mayor Carl Lentowicz. Councilor MacKinnon said it was a move by the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation to promote unity and solidarity among our communities following recent comments made on social media about First Nations. She said they received a very warm welcome.
Councilor McKee said it makes you realize how much a few words can affect so many people. She said there were many Chiefs present and she spoke in thanks for their invitation and the show of unity among our communities. The Councilors presented their community with an offering of sage, a written prayer and a soul connection dream catcher connecting our communities and received a medal representing the Woodlands Cree Gathering from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.