Tikinagan mourns loss of Elder, Elsie Fox

Tikinagan is mourning the loss of former Board Member and Elder Elsie Fox of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation.

The Independent First Nations Alliance Council, which includes KI, appointed Elsie as representative on Tikinagan’s Board in 1998. She held that position until the Tikinagan Board of Directors appointed Elsie to the Elders Council in 2005.

“We’re really going to miss Elsie, and we’re certainly going to feel that absence of her guidance,” said Thelma Morris, Tikinagan Executive Director.  “Elsie was always sharing the history of our people and the way we raised our children. Those stories guided us in what we wanted to achieve at Tikinagan. She reminded us how those practises should be continued. 

Morris added that Elsie was known for her spiritual guidance, as she would often pray for our people, our families and staff who were traveling.