A group of 30 members of the Norway House Cree Nation completed their leadership mission to Israel this week, in an event organized by the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. The group included Chief Ron Evans, who said he was inspired by his first visit to Israel two years ago. “I saw the similarity between our two peoples, the struggles and the successes,” he said. “I saw that, with a dream, all things are possible, no matter the obstacle.” Evans said he wanted to share that experience with the young people of his home community. Shelley Faintuch of the local Federation developed this past week’s mission in conjunction with the Jerusalem office of the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, directed by David Weinberg. Besides visiting a host of sites, the group spent an evening with the Kav Hazinuk (The Starting Line ) leadership development program in the Galilee. “We will enjoy observing the impact that this mission has had on the young leaders over the years to come,” said the chief.
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