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Chief Shingwauk

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Chief Shingwauk. Photo: Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Algoma University

Chief Shingwauk was the Chief of Garden River First Nation. He went by many names and is known for many accomplishments. Throughout his life (1773-1854) he always devoted himself to the well-being of the Ojibway people. Shingwauk’s vision of a cross-cultural ‘teaching wigwam’ led to the creation of Algoma University and Shingwauk University. Shingwauk is also remembered as a signatory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty and as a warrior in the War of 1812.

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