Fort William’s oldest citizen presented with Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019106 Views

November 15, 2019

THUNDER BAY — Fort William Elder Evelyn Banning was presented with her Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 28 by Regional Deputy Grand Council Chief Ed Wawia at her home in Thunder Bay. Wawia had accepted the award on behalf of Banning, who is 94-years-old, during the Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity’s Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony on Aug. 14 in Chippewas of Rama First Nation.

“I think she was the oldest recipient to ever receive the award,” Wawia says, noting she is currently the oldest Fort William citizen. “It was a very exciting time — I think she got the loudest applause of everybody that received the awards that night once I said she was 94-years-old. It was a very good occasion and now I am very happy to present it to her.”

The Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented each year to recognize and bring awareness to Anishinabek citizens who have made a lifetime commitment to improving the quality of life on First Nations.

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