Chief Greg Nadjiwon of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Chief Lester Anoquot of the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation spoke at the dedication ceremony for the new 10th Street bridge in Owen Sound on July 21, 2021.
The event, held on Indigenous Solidarity Day, saw the bridge officially dedicated as Giche-name-wiikwedong Bridge. The name, which means Great Sturgeon Bay in Aniishnabemowin, was proposed by CNUFN member Susan Staves Shank.
Chief Nadjiwon spoke strongly for the need to include the history of Indigenous people in the classrooms of the nation, while Chief Anoquot stressed the importance of all Canadians working together to resolve the many issues faced by Indigenous people.
The ceremony was covered live by Rogers TV. You can view the recording of the ceremony on the Rogers TV website.