Campaign for First Nations war hero. The Department of Canadian Heritage will contribute $80,000 in funding through its World War Commemorations Community Fund for a project to honour Francis Pegahmagabow, the most highly-decorated First Nations soldier in Canadian history. The money represents about half the cost of the project, which is being spearheaded by the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association. The Royal Canadian Regiment Trust Fund has also donated $10,000.†The bronze and granite monument will be located at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound, overlooking Wasauksing First Nation (Parry Island).†It will be unveiled June 21, 2016. The monument will be undertaken by Tyler Fauvelle, a professional sculptor based in Sudbury.
Photo caption: Sculptor Tyler Fauvelle’s maquette of the bronze and granite monument that will commemorate Francis Pegahmagabow.