~”[Some]one Who Told The Sacred Stories”
Alphonse carried our aadsookaanan, the stories which our ancestors held dear for many centuries. Through these sacred stories and the teachings of his elders, Alphonse was provided with the philosophical foundation that guided his life. These stories were transferred in Biigtigong Nishnaabemwin, thus reflecting the unique references to our particular place and space in the world. He experienced these stories through the lens of our language and viewed the world accordingly. Alphonse readily shared his time, and his love, in order to strengthen the foundations of the world of our children, to ensure that they remain connected to our Nishnaabe ways of being.