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Seine River Chief Earl Klyne, left, Nigigoonsiminikaaning Chief Gary Allen, Rainy River First Nations Chief Jim Leonard, Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services executive director Richard Bruyere, Couchiching Chief Chuck McPherson, Naicatchewenin Chief Wayne Smith, and Stanjikoming Chief Janice Henderson were among the delegates gathered for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting yesterday at the new Ge-Da-Gi-Binez Youth Centre here. Hailed as Canada’s first secure custody facility for aboriginal youths, the centre will help youth in conflict with the law reconnect with their heritage and traditions in order to help them transition back into their communities. Check out video clips of the opening at www.fortfrances.tv

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