Dream comes true for Fort William First Nation Elder – Anishinabek News

November 18, 2022

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — Fort William Elder Rita Fenton recalled how in 2012, she first dreamt about The Healing Place, which is located near Anemki Wajiw, during its grand opening celebration on Nov. 5 in Fort William.

“I had forgotten about this dream until about six months ago,” Elder Fenton says. “What really got me [about this property] was this beautiful mountain, Anemki Wajiw — how blessed can I be that the Creator brought me to this beautiful place?”

Elder Fenton says she and a group of women who had been fundraising for the teepee recently received a $5,000 donation from the Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust that enabled them to purchase the teepee, which is now located on the property beside the house.

“A lot of people have come together to bring this place to where it is today, and I’m so grateful for all the helpers,” Elder Fenton says. “The Healing Place, it’s not only my dream but a dream for everyone. It is a place where healing will be the centrepiece, a place where sacred fires will be lit and sacred circles will be formed and a place where, for some, the healing journey starts.”

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