Saturday, May 8, 2010

Installation of Eric Apetakon as new Chief of Norway House

On March 30, 2010, Eric Apetakon was installed as the new chief of the Norway House First Nation. Eric has completed three years of the Nathaniel Lay Formation program in St. Boniface, MB and was contemplating full time ministry with the Church when he was approached by community members to run for the office of chief. The well attended ceremony was a blend of First Nations and Christian spirituality, making it rather unique.

The invitation to attend this event coincided with a trip to Thompson that Fr. Bill and I were making that day, so we traveled the extra distance out of the way to Norway House for this happy event and are pictured here with the new chief.

The new chief and council pose for a picture. Each member of the council spoke a few words, expressing their hopes and dreams for the new administration and the community.

The newly installed chief addresses the community and assembled guests and dignitaries. We wish him well and pray God's blessing on him and his new council.

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