CBC television crew visits Fort Severn to document school closure

Two members of CBC television flew from Sioux Lookout on Thursday, Dec 9 to Fort Severn to meet with community leaders, parents and students concerning their school closure. The local school had to be closed since June due to severe mould contamination.

Proposals by the community leadership over this past summer to address this situation are on hold as INAC insists on a third engineering assessment to determine how this situation should be addressed. The chiefs from the Assembly of First Nations passed a resolution during their National Assembly in Charlottetown in July (click here to read AFN resolution 62/2004) directing among other things "that Indian Affairs begin working in partnership with Fort Severn leadership to develop an interim and long term strategy to ensure local educational facilities are put in place in that community."

Click here to read Wawatay's lastest news brief on the Fort Severn School closure.

Click here to read the last KNews story with copies of the INAC letters to the community.