Aboriginal Resources

Pikwakanagan First Nation

In Lanark County, we are on traditional unceded Algonquin First Nation territory.  More information about the territory can be found here

The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are on a journey of survival, rebuilding and self-sufficiency – a journey of reconciliation. This journey began nearly 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown.  Algonquins have lived in present-day Ontario for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Today, the AOO are comprised of ten Algonquin communities. These include:
• Antoine
Ottawa
• Whitney and Area

In Lanark County, we turn to our neighbours in Ottawa or Kingston to help us when we need aboriginal resources, as they are linked below.

Meegwetch- thank you

Local resources:

Aboriginal Resources Quick Reference  – for specific programs and services available to Aboriginal children, youth and families of Lanark County

Regional Resources

http://kflachildrenandyouthservices.ca/aboriginal-guide/

This unique community resource includes listings of Indigenous services, community-based groups and events with particular attention to services for young children and their families.  The Guide was developed for people with Native Ancestry and for service providers who work with Indigenous families and children, and is organized by geographic area. Corrections or changes to the Guide can be submitted to Kate Brant at kathyb@kchc.ca or by calling 613-354-8937 (land line) or 613-391-7130 (cell). Hard copies and PDF version of the Guide are available upon request.  Contact Judith Moses at judith@collectivewisdom.org or 613-542-7255.

 

Provincial Policy

Ontario’s Aboriginal Education Strategy is helping First Nation, Métis and Inuit students achieve their full potential.

The strategy includes initiatives that support learning and achievement for Aboriginal students. It also helps raise awareness about First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives in all Ontario classrooms.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/aboriginal/policy.html

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/aboriginal/selfID.html