Through a partnership with Beausoleil First Nation, a Heritage Canada grant in 2012 empowered the committee to commission a sculpture by Marlene Hilton Moore that encompassed everything important to them:
• Remembering Our Past
• Celebrating Our Present and
• Building Our Future
Our name, Wiidookdaadiwin, is from the Ojibway language and means: “Working Together and Helping One Another”. It was gifted to the icon by the Elders of the Chippewa Tri-Council after long consultation with Bill Jamieson. The name also captures the guiding principles of this entire journey, and as such, has been adopted as the name of the site as well as the working Group, Friends of Wiidookdaadiwin.