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City Welcomes New Aboriginal Liaison


June 13, 2013 – The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce Ann Magiskan as its new Aboriginal Liaison. 

“Ann Magiskan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “As we’ve seen through her leadership of the Anti-racism Advisory Committee, Ann is passionate about improving community relations and will be an asset to the Aboriginal Liaison Office.”

Magiskan is currently the Chair of the City’s Anti-racism Advisory Committee and comes to the City from the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board where she was the Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator. Additionally, she spent many years as the Native Heritage Program Officer and Aboriginal Learning Coordinator at Fort William Historical Park.

The City of Thunder Bay extends its gratitude to Sam Achneepineskum for his work as the Acting Aboriginal Liaison to move the initiatives of the office forward. 

“Sam did a lot of great work for us over the last five months and will be missed,” said John Hannam, City Clerk and Division Manager. “It is clear why he is a respected elder in the community and we wish him the best.”

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Contact: John Hannam, City Clerk, 625-2238