Grand Chief takes part in Canadian Ranger Exercise
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler participated in a search and rescue training exercise with members of the Canadian Rangers in Mishkeegogamang First Nation on November 10, 2015.
There are 650 Canadian Rangers in 23 First Nations in NAN territory commanded by the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group at Canadian Forces Base Borden. There are also 750 Junior Canadian Rangers in 23 First Nations in Northern Ontario. The Junior Ranger program includes boys and girls aged 12 to 18.
Canadian Rangers provide skilled assistance in emergencies such as searches, plane crashes, forest fires and floods. Rangers conduct search-and-rescue operations for missing hunters, trappers, fishers, and travellers. They assist police officers and are often called upon as first-responders.
Photos courtesy Peter W. Moon, MMM, CD