Ceremonial journey

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Peggy Revell

Onigaming First Nation youth Megan Bob and elder/band councillor Fred Kelly looked on as the community’s new pontoon boat approached “Spirit Island” on Crow Lake—one of the four sites the boat visited to offer tobacco on its inaugural journey Friday morning. The new boat is not only an economic venture for the community, which hopes to set up charter trips with it, but also as a way to connect younger generations with the sites on the lake that are important to the band. See story on A2.

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