549 Little Lake Park Rd
Huronia Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Brian McInnes to discuss his book, Sounding Thunder, The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow. Dr.McInnes, better known in the Anishinaabe community as Waabishki-makwa, proudly belongs to the Wasauksing First Nation. He is a great-grandson of Francis Pegahmagabow and an advocate for Indigenous land rights, language revitalization, and culture-based education. Brian presently serves as the Leola R Culver Professor of Philanthropy and Nonprofits at the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology.
Francis Pegahmagabow (1889–1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, was born in Shawanaga, Ontario. Enlisting at the onset of the First World War, he became the most decorated Canadian Indigenous soldier for bravery and the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war, Pegahmagabow settled in Wasauksing, Ontario.