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Deer Lake Dialysis Walkers

Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox and representatives from Keewaytinook Okimakanak joined with Deer Lake First Nation Chief Roy Dale Meekis, First Nation leaders and community members to welcome a group of walkers who arrived Thunder Bay August 28th at the end of their journey to raise money to purchase a dialysis machine for their remote community.

Walk for a Dialysis Machine walkers Eric Nothing, Mark Meekis, Donna Meekis, Jocelyn Nothing and Eva Nothing travelled from Deer Lake First Nation to begin their walk from Red Lake located approximately 550 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. They started walking on August 10 and arrived in Winnipeg on August 20. After a short rest, they began their long journey home by walking all the back to Thunder Bay.

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