TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) -

Editors note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

Student missing, we ask for your help - Jordan Wabasse has been missing since February 7th, 2011. Jordan has participated in the DAREarts Aboriginal program for three years.

Cathy Elliott, DAREarts Artist As Teacher, has just returned from a week of our program in Sioux Lookout and is also a part of the Webequie team and sends this message:

"I'm no longer going to be patient, or polite. I'm getting past frustrated for the family and community members who are desperately hoping that Jordan is alive somewhere. He's a good kid. He likes hockey. He wants to have a good education. That's why he came south, to have better opportunities. He's big for his age, and may look older, except when he smiles. Then he's just a sweet, shy kid. He's good with digital arts. One of his pieces is going to be in a picture book- a companion piece to a documentary that was shot about him and his fellow students and their struggles to get past the challenges they face in a remote community. I'm shouting out these details so that he has a face for the people in the South who don't know him. If they knew him, they'd be looking in bus and train stations in Toronto, Winnipeg, Timmins. They'd be talking about him. They'd be searching in sub zero temperature in the back alleys, too."
Cathy Elliott, DAREarts aboriginal Artist as Teacher.


AMY HARRIS, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Media Relations Officer
Reception: (807) 623-8228 Direct Line: (807) 625-4906 Cell: (807) 252-2806
Toll Free: (800) 465-9952
Facsimile: (807) 623-7730
Email: Web:
100 Back Street, Unit 200
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L2
Webequie First Nation Chief Cornelius Wabasse
Search Coordinator Lillian Suganaqueb
Search & Support HQ Now Located At:
Da Vinci Centre, 340 Waterloo St. South (Waterloo & Arthur)
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6H9
Thunder Bay Crimestoppers - ANONYMOUS TIPS
1 (800) 222-TIPS [8477]
- If you have any information about Jordan Wabasse, his whereabouts or anything that might seem small could be VERY IMPORTANT and we urge you and beg you to send in a tip at the very least -
For Your Information
Webequie First Nation P,O, Box 268
Webequie Ontario P0T 3A0
Tel: 807 353-6531 Fax: 807 353-1218
Banking information for direct deposit
Webequie first nation-neebin-odaminowin
Royal Bank of Canada
Trans. # 03966 Institution # 003 Acct. # 103-962-7
Branch Address:
The Royal Bank of Canada Business Services Centre
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 100 Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6M8

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Contact Information: Cathy Elliott
DAREarts Inc. 'Igniting Change'
Debra Walker, Director of Communications
905-729-0097 or 1-888-540-2787
Canadian Charitable no. 88691 7764 RR0002