We hosted a Floor Hockey Tournament in February, did a We Matter presentation to the community over March break, and did a trip out to Old Whitesand for an on the land activity before the end of the year!
My name is Tenika M. Wabason. I’m from Whitesand First Nation currently living in Thunder Bay. On the weekends I’m in Whitesand I like to help and participate in the community events. Other things I like to do is watch Netflix, naps, or listen to music. I’m a part of the Ontario Support Network because I want to help Whitesand come together as a community. Also, to experience what the other communities are doing, like their projects or events. The Ontario Support Network will help me take on leadership roles, especially when going through struggles.
Brad BouchardCommunity Guide
Bojou, Ahnnii, Hello! My name is Brad Bouchard and I am the Community Guide for Whitesand First Nation for the We Matter Ontario Support Network. I am also the Child & Youth Strategy Worker for Whitesand. I really enjoy working with the youth from our community because I see a lot of potential in them. They strive to learn new things in their lives. I am working with Tenika Wabason and Jared Nodin as the Ambassadors for WFN. The thing I really like about being part of the We Matter OSN is all the support you receive from the coordinators and team. They are always there to help out with ideas and the youth’s projects. We will be planning an On-the Land outing where the youth will be able to camp out and learn about the old ways. We will be learning about culture, traditions, ceremonies and listening to the elder’s stories. We also have tournaments as our community youth are very competitive and love to play against each other. We have had the chance to teach the youth how to curl this year in our curling rink. All ages are always part of the activities we run and seem to always have the communities support. I really would like to thank the We Matter Team for giving Whitesand First Nation’s youth a chance to be part of the Ontario Support Network and we will be posting more pics of our community. sending a cha mii-gwetch to you all!