Tyler Fauvelle/ francis pegahmagabow source: http://anishinabeknews.ca/
FIRST MONUMENT HONOURING FRANCIS PEGAHMAGABOW, WW I HERO AND EARLY FIRST NATIONS RIGHTS ADVOCATE, TO BE UNVEILED ON NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAYTuesday, June 21, 2016 – One hundred years after Francis Pegahmagabow was awarded his first Military Medal, his family and community will join First Nation, military and other dignitaries to celebrate the unveiling of the first monument erected in Pegahmagabow’s honour, at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. The three-figure, life-sized bronze was created by Tyler Fauvelle, a professional sculptor based in Sudbury, Ontario. Pegahmagabow’s medals, from the Canadian War Museum, will be on display.
National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
Lieutenant-General J.M.M. Hainse, CMM, MSC, CD, Commander, Canadian Army
Chief Warren Tabobondung – Wasauksing First Nation
Chief Wayne Pamajewon – Shawanaga First Nation
Mayor Jamie McGarvey – Town of Parry Sound
Roger Chum – President, Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (project lead)
Guard of Honour – based on the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment. Other participating units: The Algonquin Regiment and 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group
Dr. Brian McInnes – Educator (University of Minnesota Duluth), author, great-grandson of Francis Pegahmagabow
Members of the Pegahmagabow family
Where: The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario
When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (National Aboriginal Day), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m
(ceremony and unveiling outdoors, followed by informal reception inside the
Press coverage is welcome.
Visual: Monument, Eagle Staff and Flag Procession, Guard of Honour. Displays: Pegahmagabow’s medals, WWI artifacts, collage and other works by local students. Sound: Little Spirit Singers, the Wasauksing Big Drum, Honour Song, Piper