(M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON – November 25, 2021) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Getzit Gordon Waindubence, who made his journey to the spirit world on November 24, 2021.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we say baamaa pii gaawaabmin Getzit Gordon Waindubence who started his journey to the spirit world at his home in Sheguiandah First Nation,” expressed Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare.

“Many knew Gordon as the Head Elder at the Chiefs of Ontario and Anishinabek Nation, guiding the work through cultural teachings and practices. He dedicated his time to advocating for and teaching the importance of respecting and preserving our language and culture for future generations. He always reminded me to remember we work for “the citizens of our First Nations.”

Gordon Waindubence was a fierce warrior and will be fondly remembered as a great mentor, spiritual advisor and friend. He will be greatly missed by his wife Pearl and the many family and friends across Turtle Island.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the community of Sheguiandah First Nation. We cherish the memory of Gordon Waindubence and wish him well on his journey to the spirit world.”

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare (Gwiingos)

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