Yesterday and Today, The Tradition Continues

October 28th, 2023

The Bromley Historical Society, in association with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, is pleased to welcome Wendy Jocko to speak about Grand Chief Pierre Louis Constant Pinesi, on Saturday, October 28th, 2pm, in the Barr Line Community Centre, 1766 Barr Line, Douglas. Chief Pinesi took part in the War of 1812 and lost two of his sons in the battle. Her talk on him is entitled Yesterday & Today: The Tradition Continues. A seventh generation descendant of Grand Chief Pinesi, Wendy Jocko followed in his footsteps and at age 19 joined the Canadian Armed Forces, serving two tours in Bosnia and Croatia in 1993 and 1998 as a United Nations peacekeeper. After living in Scotland for 10 years, she reconnected with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation in 2015 and was their chief from 2020 until 2023. She has received an honorary degree from Algonquin College and artist Elaine Goble created a portrait of her as part of a series on Indigenous military veterans. Open to the public, light refreshments will be served following her presentation.