â€œIâ€™m delighted to share in this special day, and very proud that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested in this historic first building here on the Lake Nipigon Reserve. I know that this structure will be fundamental to helping build a strong and prosperous future for this community, and I congratulate everyone who has played a part in making this dream a reality.â€ -- Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North
â€œThis is a monumental step forward for my First Nation. Our first building will be the heart of our community, we will gather here for generations to come. We are thankful for the Ontario Trillium Foundationâ€™s assistance to realize our communityâ€™s dream.â€ -- Chief Theresa Nelson, Animbiigoo Zaagiâ€™igan Anishinaabek
Animbiigoo Zaagiâ€™igan Anishinaabek celebrated the creation of their new landbase - Lake Nipigon Reserve in May of 2008. Since then, AZA has worked to complete a comprehensive community plan to strategically develop the reserve. Community members come together annually to feast and celebrate the rich culture and heritage.
A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.
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