The Western Québec School Board acknowledges that the lands upon which we live, learn and work are the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples. We thank the Algonquin people for sharing these lands and commit, as an organization, as educators and as individuals, to an on going relationship that recognizes and respects the lands, traditions and culture of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people.
Three years ago on June 21, 2019 The Indigenous Languages Act received Royal Assent. The Purpose of the Act is to support the reclamation, revitalization and strengthening of Indigenous Languages in Canada. Indigenous languages allow for the sharing of culture, ways of knowing, world views, customs and traditions, history and spirituality. Indigenous languages are in danger of disappearing in Canada and there is an urgency to develop plans that are fully supported to reclaim and revitalize the languages. More information on the Act can be found at the following links:
- A Guide to An Act respecting Indigenous languages: A Tool for First Nations Language Revitalization (PDF Document)
- Co-development of a National First Nations, Inuit and Métis Languages Act
Students at Maniwaki Woodland School have agreed to share some language learning with us.
Indigenous History Month
In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. This month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada: