Nishnawbe Aski Nation

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July 3, 2018


THUNDER BAY, ON (July 3, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Indian Residential School survivor and advocate Edmund Metatawabin, on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada: 

“We congratulate Edmund for being named an appointee of the Member of the Order of Canada. Edmund is a strong advocate for survivors and has worked for years to uncover the abuse that took place at St. Anne’s. Edmund has been monumental in ensuring that the federal government can no longer hide the shocking truth behind this terrible chapter in Canadian history. His refusal to be silent at a time when the horrors of the Indian Residential School system were not widely acknowledged took tremendous courage. Edmund is an inspiring leader and we honour his dedication to helping the survivors of St. Anne’s Residential school on their path to healing.”  
NAN also acknowledges the appointees who have been strong advocates for Indigenous issues including: Dr. Cindy Blackstock; Executive Director of the Caring Society, Matthew Coon Come of Mistissini, Quebec; Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier of Okanese First Nation; and Beverley K. Jacobs of Six Nations of the Grand River.



For more information please contact: Michael Heintzman, Director of Communications – (807) 625-4965 or cell (807) 621-2790 or by email

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