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Minister of Indigenous Services visits Wiikwemkoong –

July 18, 2018

WIIKWEMKOONG—It may have been a whirlwind day of tours for Indigenous Services Minister the Honourable Jane Philpott as she made her first visit to the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territories last week, but the minister left with a strong and positive impression of the community and its accomplishments.

“I am very impressed with the innovation and dedication of the community,” said the minister during a brief pause before heading into the Wiikwemkoong arena for a briefing on the progress being made on the band’s Islands Claim and a community consultation with elders and band managers.

The Minister of Indigenous Services is one of two ministers of the Crown in the Canadian cabinet who are responsible for overseeing the federal government departments of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

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