Quebec has just granted $200,000 for four commemoration projects presented by Aboriginal communities in Quebec.
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The amount was awarded as part of a call for projects to improve the visibility of the history of the Aboriginal peoples of La Belle Province. The four selected projects will all benefit from an amount of $50,000.
“Commemorative gestures play an important role, since they allow us to highlight significant elements of Aboriginal and Quebec history and to make them known to the population,” said the Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, Ian Lafrenière. , in a press release.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the transformation of the Pointe-Bleue residential school in Mashteuiatsh, the Pekuakamiulnuatsh First Nation will install a commemorative plaque and light beams, in addition to organizing a day of cultural and artistic activities, as part of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.
The Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat will commemorate the events behind the name Bull Rock, a significant place for the Timiskaming First Nation. The project will see the installation of a commemorative plaque and a sign, the construction of a log cabin by an Anishinabe craftsman and the presentation of a ceremony of inauguration of the site.
For its part, the Northern Village of Inukjuak, located in Nord-du-Québec, will commemorate the centenary of the screening of the film “Nanook of the North” and of a historical character Alakkariallak from the village.
Finally, in Gaspésie, a statue will be erected in the Micmac community of Gesgapegiag to commemorate Aboriginal veterans.