Excellent meeting with Gilles Routier, Interim Director of the Saguenay Native Friendship Centre!
We discussed many issues, but more particularly the potential closure of the only off-reserve Aboriginal school in Quebec.
This school offers a special program for Aboriginal students and parents, in order to maintain a significant link with their culture, traditions and community while living in an urban environment.
The Green Party of Quebec calls on the Government of Quebec to intervene quickly to ensure that the Commission scolaire Rives-du-Saguenay maintains the program as soon as possible.
Aboriginal parents and students should not be left in the dark about whether the Tshiueten program will be maintained, it must continue. These kinds of initiatives must be encouraged and funded!
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec