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Aboriginal Artworks Group of Northern Ontario (AAGNO)
The First Annual Aboriginal Fine Crafts & Arts Christmas Gift Show
December 16 -19, 2004
Victoriaville Center Mall, Thunder Bay, ON
The students at Eel Ground First Nation are using information technologies in a special way to share their Christmas greetings with everyone. The Atlantic First Nation Helpdesk shared the following link to this year's on-line Christmas card. Everyone is invited to check out their Christmas presentation at http://firstnationhelp.com/2004christmascard
During this special time of year it is nice to see the children working so hard to produce such a special presentation that can be shared with everyone. Their singing, their background scenery, their video production work ... everything that went into posting this Christmas Card for everyone to see is an example of the type of quality work that every First Nation school is able to produce with these communication tools.
The situation in Fort Severn continues to deteriorate as more families feel the need to temporarily re-locate to urban centres so their children can attend school. While some families are moving out of the communities other residents continue to try to make the best of a very difficult environment. Using a combination of temporary facilities and home schooling, the teachers and students are trying to ensure that the students who remain in Fort Severn do not lose their school year.
Following up on previous correspondence with INAC, letters have now been sent to the Prime Minister of Canada requesting his assistance in resolving this situation in Fort Severn and inviting him to visit the community. A copy of this letter is available by clicking here. As well, the actual letter that was sent to INAC in response to their two previous letters can also be read by clicking here.
The links to other newspaper stories and information about this situation can be found by clicking here to read the Nov 28 K-News story.