Mushkegowuk Council

2022 Weehtamakaywin
Christmas Newsletter Article:

From the Executive Director

Wachiya Misaway

It’s that time of the year when the season changes and we prepare for the festive season. A time for family gatherings, feasting around the table, and sharing of stories. I always remember my grandparents, Toby, and Mary Hunter, coming out from their traplines to be with us. It was a tradition within our family to gather to celebrate Christmas. Traditions have been passed down through the years, family gatherings, and celebrations continue to be a big part of our culture and Language.

Part of my reflection of the meaning of the festive season that is upon us as we continue to celebrate and be with our families, and friends. Family is an important part that makes communities thrive and care for one another as taught to us by our Elders.

As we celebrate the Christmas Season, continue to be safe and practice safety measures as recommended by the Porcupine Health Unit.

As your Executive Director, I am very mindful of the much-needed work ahead of us and will take the responsibility to heart to ensure that Omushkego voices are heard. We will continue to support, advocate, and assist the Omushkego Communities and the Urban communities.

Seasons’s Greetings!

Administration People

Annie Metat
Restorative Justice Coordinator

Claire Koostachin
Executive Assistant

Doug Cheechoo
Special Projects Officer

Front Desk
Timmins Office Reception

Irene Camillo
Reception Resource Assistant

Irene Linklater
Executive Director

Mackenzie Gagnon
Administrative Receptionist

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