Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity - Missanabie Cree First Nation joins with seven Ontario-based companies to benefit its people

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Jan. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Chief Jason Gauthier, Missanabie Cree First Nation will be joined by MP Terry Sheehan, MPP Michael Mantha and Mayor Christian Provenzano to announce the signing of seven joint ventures.

The Missanabie Cree settled in the areas surrounding present day Missinaibi Lake, Dog Lake, Wabatongushi Lake, Oba Lake and Esanagi Lake as early as the 1570s.  Members utilized these lands to hunt, fish, trap for food, for ceremonial purposes, and to provide for the cultural, spiritual and economic wellbeing of its people. 

These joint ventures will advance the economic wellbeing of the Missanabie Cree First Nations, its members and generations to come.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016


10 to 11 am


Holiday Inn Express SSM

320 Bay Street

Sault Ste. Marie


Jason Gauthier, Chief Missanabie Cree First Nation

Terry Sheehan, MP Sault Ste Marie

Michael Mantha, MPP Algoma-Manitoulin

Christian Provenzano, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie

Photo Op

Chief Gauthier will lead key participants in a drum ceremony at the opening and closing of the event.


SOURCE Missanabie Cree First Nation

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For further information: For additional information, photography, or to arrange an interview, please contact: Shereena Campbell, 705-254-2702 ext. 235,; Alison Withey, 705-783-4218,

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