Walpole Island First Nation Chief & Councillors attended the Grand Bend Wind Farm Grand Opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016. After a tour of the Grand Bend Wind Farm, the Chief and Councillors attended the Ceremony & Lunch at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend.

Myrna Kicknosway offered the Opening Prayer and Animikeence Plain & Company performed a pow wow drum and dance exhibition. Representatives from Northland Power, Amer Foster Wheeler, and Siemens all spoke at the event (companies involved with the project). Walpole Island Chief Dan Miskokomon and Aamjiwnaang Chief Joanne Rogers also spoke to the attendees.

The Grand Bend Wind Farm is a partnership between Northland Power (who owns 50%) and Giiwedin Noodin First Nation Energy Corporation which is formed by Aamjiwnaang and Walpole Island. Both First Nations own a 25% stake in Grand Bend Wind Farm.