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Wiikwemkoong Elders’ Home kicks off campaign to raise $15M

By Mia Jensen  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A campaign to raise $15 million for a new long-term care home for Wiikwemkoong elders has kicked off with two major donations totaling more than $800,000. This week, members of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory of Manitoulin Island were joined by local officials, donors, and corporate representatives to kick-off their campaign to support the expansion and development of the Wiikwemkoong Elders’ Home.   The project has been in progress since 2017.   “We need that our Wiikwemkoong elders need a new long-term care home,” said Ogimaa Kwe Rachel Manitowabi. “We take it to heart that we are doing this work on behalf of our elders who are currently in nursing homes, as well as others who will come forward and require what the nursing

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