The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA
) started the project two years ago.
We hope people will continue to support this spirit-building commemoration, said Roger Chum, president of ONECA
. "We'd like more Canadians to hear Pegahmagabow's story, and to learn about Indigenous people's military service to Canada."
leads a committee dedicated to creating the first life-sized bronze sculpture to be created by Tyler Fauvelle, a professional sculptor based in Sudbury.
"Laughter brings us together as a group," said Cindy Fisher, ONECA
's departing 2002-2003 president.