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October 25, 2023
NORTH BAY –The 9th annual Anishinabek Health Conference took place at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Centre in North Bay, Ont., from Oct. 17-19.
The theme for the conference – “Noojimong Aanjitoong Ezhchigeng – Healing Through Change, Learning together to move our communities forward in the area of Health” – guided the planning and conference itinerary.
The Anishinabek Nation’s Health Secretariat organizes this conference annually to bring delegates from the 39 Anishinabek Nation member First Nations together to share information and learn about current health topics.
Stan Wesley was the master of ceremonies and Elder Mary Elliott from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation, and Elder Neil Monague from Beausoleil First Nation opened the conference with songs, laughter, and words of wisdom.