The sacred travelling corn husk dolls and bear have arrived in Sudbury, ON and we have the honour of greeting them through their 13-month journey. They are in the care of Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services Agency and kept in a glass case at Enjimaajiigawat minawaadiziwin (Roy House) located at 3260 Bancroft Drive in Sudbury ON, until the next full moon.
These much-respected corn husk dolls, which were created by Bev Doxtator on Six Nations of the Grand River, are symbolic and hold great significance. The first is representative of the importance of family, the second represents Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People (MMIWG2S) and the third is representative of the Residential School Children and Youth for Orange Shirt Day.
Additionally, a plush Bear which was gifted by The Caring Society, is accompanying the corn husk dolls on their journey. The bear is meaningful and dear to our hearts as it represents Jordan’s Principle.