Councillor Josh Jimerson has been working with Rob Canton from the A+C (Athletes and Causes) Foundation on behalf of Eli Ankou, Defensive Lineman for the Buffalo Bills and member of the Ojibwe tribe. His mother, Nicole Ankou, was born into Dokis First Nation, while his fiancee, Shayna Powless is a member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin. Shayna is a professional cyclist (as is her brother Neilson, the first US Native American to race in the Tour de France).
Together, Eli and Shayna launched Dream Catcher Foundation, which is committed to impacting the children of Native American communities by providing opportunities and inspiration through sports, while also focusing on fighting for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG).
The initial focus of this campaign is to get new bicycles to the children of the Cattaraugus and Allegany Territories of the Seneca Nation of Indians near Buffalo, New York. We hope, with your support, to also expand to other tribes and territories. The success of this initiative will not be possible without the aid of our generous donors, and we would be honored if you would consider supporting this campaign so that we may fulfill our goal!