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Ribbon Skirt Sewing Circle Every Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm beginning March 24, 2022 at the Fort Chipewyan Community High School. Open to all FCCHS students All materials will be provided For more information: kanesa.shwetz@mikisewcree.ca   , ...
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Open House to learn about the Indigenous Human Health Risk Assessment (IEHRA)
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Every Child Matters – Orange Shirt Beading
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Ribbon Skirt Sewing Circle
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Ribbon Skirt Sewing Circle Every Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm beginning March 24, 2022 at the Fort Chipewyan Community High School. Open to all FCCHS students All materials will be provided For more information: kanesa.shwetz@mikisewcree.ca   , ...
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National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
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Our Stories

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story-“My daughter, do not ever forget your traditional way of life.”
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Rita Marten
“My daughter, do not ever forget your traditional way of life.”

Rita's message is to be proud of your rich, diverse cultural identity. Carry the torch and pass on teachings of your Cree, Dene, and Métis heritage. Be happy and acknowledge all the people you meet in your travels.

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Melanie Dene
Forging a path through academics and hard work

Melanie aspires to give back to her community by sharing her knowledge about history, decolonization and other aspects of her heritage that touch her community directly.

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Sara Voyageur
Giving her all in order to give back to her community

Ever since Sara Voyageur was a little girl, she knew she wanted to get into the healthcare field. "I never knew if I wanted to be a doctor or a nurse" she recounts.

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Shawn Simpson
A Mikisew member and dedicated Mikisew Group employee

Shawn Simpson is an interesting person in many ways, but if you were to describe him in one word it would be “dedication.” He is dedicated to his job and co-workers, to his family, traditions and the land, and to his community and the people around him.

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story-Growing up on Mikisew land: stewardship, pride, tradition
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Robert Grandjambe
Growing up on Mikisew land: stewardship, pride, tradition

Robert Grandjambe’s life has always revolved around Mikisew land. He loves sharing his memories of it and the concern he has for its future.

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Lloyd Antoine
From zero to 90 in a decade

Having started out as a millwright, Lloyd is now a successful business owner employing a team of nearly 100 people and providing valuable services to major constructors and producers in the region.

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Joe Gibot
From children’s games to Red Seal mechanic

Joe is a successful heavy-duty mechanic who gained Red Seal certification in 1976 - something of which he is very proud. Since then, Joe has always been employed or apprenticing and, like many successful Mikisew members, able to make a living near his home.

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