CommunitiesServing the First Nation in Fisher River, Manitoba
May 20th, 2013
World Servants is entering the third year of serving in the Cree Nation. The reservation is located in Fisher River, located about two hours north of Winnipeg. Our community leader is George Crate, the Community Economic Development Director. George is a wonderful hospitable host and has been key in making it possible for World Servants to bring teams into the community.
At the end of July 2012, a team of seventeen people from World Servants served for a week painting the inside of the Fisher River Arena Complex; it was a huge job, but the team tackled it without blinking an eye! It was great working alongside Angie and Carl Cochrane, two other Cree community leaders, and getting to know them better.
Angie made sure we had all the supplies we needed to complete the job and Carl made it possible for us to stay at the lovely new youth cabin located right on the water. Carl and his wife hosted the entire team for a traditional fish dinner, which was such a treat for all of us. The Chief of the Council took time to join us and shared some of the history about the Cree people. One of the last days in Fisher River, the World Servants team hosted a barbeque for the Cree community. It was so much fun to spend time with community members, to exchange stories and to play with the children.
We look forward to returning in 2013!