Victor Migwans passes into Spirit World

UOI OFFICES  (September 19, 2016) – Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare expresses his deepest condolences to the family of long-time councilor and veteran from M’Chigeeng First Nation, Victor Migwans who passed into the Spirit World on September 16.

Aegillius Victor Migwans Ishpa Nimkii was a Canadian Armed Forces veteran.

“Victor will be missed on the island – especially as a leader and voice of the veterans,” says Deputy Grand Council Chief Hare.  “He was always reminding us to ‘never forget’ and was a leader of the Legion.  His more recent role was of an Elder and was a councilor in M’Chigeeng for 40 years.”

Hare also says that Victor was musical – played both the violin and guitar.

“He was inducted into the Aboriginal Country Music Hall of Fame just this year,” says Hare.

Victor Migwans was also a recipient of the Anishinabek Nation Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 40 member communities across Ontario, representing approximately 60,000 people. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.


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