Nishnawbe Aski Nation Day of Prayer

On March 22, 2002, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chiefs passed a resolution in Timmins, Ontario, declaring September 1, 2002 as a Day of Prayer for spiritual support and healing from the ravages of suicide in the territory. The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Executive and the chiefs are calling on all church and spiritual leaders for their prayers and support to address this issue in our communities. Under the leadership and coordination of Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic, a working group has been established consisting of NAN christian leadership, to organize this very important event. Please mark your calendar for September 18, 2002 (alternative date) as Day of Prayer. Periodic public announcements will be made through Wawatay Radio and your local radio station, literature and posters will be developed and forwarded to your band office or local church detailing the recommended activities for that day. All ideas and comments are welcome, please contact NAN at 1-800-465-9952. You may be referred to a local representative in your community.