Native Village Youth and Education News
April 1, 2009 Issue 196 Volume 2
Government of Canada Announces Major Renovation
Project for School in Natashquan
Innu Reserve, Quebec: The Innu community of Natashquan will benefit from a major school renovation project. This project is part of the $200,000,000 for new schools and renovations set aside by the Canadian government for Canada's Aboriginal peoples.
"The renovations and enlargement of the Uauitshitun
school are a major concern for members of our
community, so I am very pleased with today's
announcement, which will no doubt improve the
quality of the education that our children receive,"
said Francois Bellefleur, Chief of the Innu
community of Natashquan.
"Improving educational outcomes in First Nations
communities is important to our government," said
Minister of State, Denis Lebel. "It is essential for First Nations
students to have a strong and productive educational
experience. This starts with access to quality
infrastructure that is conducive to learning."