Chief Randall Kaghee stresses important of language
Organized by the Native Language Department, the day was declared as
an Official Aboriginal Language Day in 1989 to promote and appreciation
for native language.
Throughout the day a variety of activities included a a drum group, arts
& crafts as well as a Saugeen History session.
Former Chief, Vern Root welcomed, in Ojibway, the younger children in
early childhood learning.
Chief Randall Kaghee said that the native language is a fundamental part
of who the First Nations people are. "One of the gaps missing in my life
is our language but I am working hard to get it back. Language is
important and I encourage each of you to strive to learn that language.
You have to speak it on an on-going basis and so family participation is
The Saugeen were also hosting a joint Council session with the Nawash of
Cape Croker. The Nawash recently announced that the Federal Government
has agreed to fund a new elementary school in Cape Croker with
construction expected to begin in the fall for a 2010 completion.
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Letitia Roote shows young girls how to make moccasin patterns
Vern Root welcomes everyone in Ojibway