Construction beginning for Moraviantown Pow-Wow shelter
The Delaware Nation will be getting a welcome helping hand from Moravian Police and Chatham-Kent OPP ofﬁcers on Thursday, when construction begins on a community project. The project is to build a sun and rain shelter for Delaware Nation Elders in time for this yearʼs annual Pow-Wow.
“This is a good opportunity for our community members to get to know our own police ofﬁcers better, as well as ofﬁcers from the Chatham-Kent OPP,” says Delaware Nation Chief, Greg Peters.
The shelter is the brainchild of two community members who wanted to build a gazebotype structure for Elders attending the Labour Day weekend Pow-Wow. The ﬂoor of the structure will be elevated to ensure Elders have the best seats in the house.
Chief Peters says heʼs looking forward to seeing community members working side by side with the Nationʼs leadership and staff, as well as Moravian Police and OPP ofﬁcers.
Children from the communityʼs youth program as well as the Moravian Day Care are also expected to chip in by helping tidy the Pow-Wow grounds. Chief Peters credits area businesses and community members who have helped make the shelter possible through the donation of their expertise and building materials.
“A community that can work toward a shared goal is a much closer community, and at the end of the day, a much safer community,” says Chief Peters. Construction of the Delaware Nation Pow-Wow Shelter will take place Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 9am at the Delaware Nation Pow-Wow Grounds, located in the heart of Moraviantown, at 14811 School House.