Wabaseemoong Independent Nation, March 2nd 2021
Wabaseemoong Independent Nation would like to send a big thank you to some businesses in Kenora.
In the last week, a group of local businesses and individuals got together, and planned a way to show their support for Wabaseemoong Independent Nation.
The group that is led by Pam Viinikka, the owner of the Cornerstone, coordinated with multiple other businesses from the downtown core.
Everyone decided to purchase and assemble 352 kits for the youth in the community, that included games, snacks, gift cards for movies and online games, water bottles, etc.
At this time the value of the cash and in-kind donations is over $20,000 dollars and continues to grow every day.
“During times like these, when you are seeing so many negative things happening on social media, and in the media, to have a group of local businesses stand together and show their support for our community means a lot, and goes a long way,” said Chief Waylon Scott. “We want to say Miigwetch, to these businesses that stepped up, and are bringing positivity to the community, and setting an example.”
The donation will be organized, and brought to community, where it can then be distributed between the youth.
Thank you to this group (Kenora Business Community – Together strong with Wabaseemoong), and to everyone else who has reached out and shown their support for our community at this time.
The following is a list of businesses and individuals that contributed to the care packages: