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Gookum Wabano turns 110

The eldest survivor of residential school celebrated her 110th birthday this week in Moosonee, Ontario. About 200 people spanning five generations of the Wabano family gathered at the Moosonee arena to sing a Cree version of Happy Birthday to Marguerite Kioke Wabano, or Gookum Wabano, on January 28, 2014.  Christopher Herodier spoke with her granddaughter, Joyce Spence Wabano. (Photo: Virginia Wabano)
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