Naandwegamik Health Centre in AOK turns 20

From left, AOK band manager Anne Marie Sandford and Shirley Corbiere receive a certificate from Mnaamodzawin Health Services executive director Craig Abotossaway to commemorate the centre’s 20th anniversary.

AUNDECK OMNI KANING – Naandwegamik Health Centre in Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK) First Nation celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, July 15. 

The Naandwegamik Health Centre team held this event using physical distancing practices by ensuring everyone who attended was given a mask and hand sanitizer before entering the event as well as markings on the ground to ensure people kept a safe distance from each other. 

The event was very successful thanks to the Naandwegamik Health Centre staff who worked together to ensure our community had an enjoyable time while keeping everyone safe. The event started with a prayer from elder Georgina Nahwegahbow followed by opening remarks from Chief Patsy Corbiere and community health representative Shirley Corbiere followed by a song by the Mushkway Gaabo Drum. 

Craig Abotossaway, executive director of Mnaamodzawin Health Services, presented a certificate to Anne Marie Sandford, AOK band manager, and Ms. Corbiere. A red maple tree was planted to commemorate the anniversary with Nicole Howard singing a hand drum song. 

“We would like to thank everyone who attended for making this day a special day we will always remember,” a representative said.