A remote community in the Far North of Ontario now has its own Canadian Ranger patrol, only four months after Rangers from other communities flew to it to help during a youth suicide crisis.
“I’m excited, the community is excited,” said Chief Johnny Yellowhead of Nibinamik First Nation. ‘It’s a historic moment for my community. We’ve been wanting the Canadian Ranger program for a long time. They can do a lot for us.”
Nibinamik, also known as Summer Beaver, is a fly-in Oji-Cree community of about 350 people, located 500 kilometers north of Thunder Bay.