A Growing Franco-Mohawk Friendship

Provided by ACFO SDG
A Growing Franco-Mohawk Friendship
(Photo : ACFO SDG)

Thanks to a financial support from Canadian Heritage, ACFO SDG provided the community of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry with the opportunity to meet Christian Pilon, birchbark canoe builder and host of the program La Terre en Nous.

“This project is of great importance for our organization, in the hope of developing our relations and our bonds of friendship between the two communities, on the long road of truths and reconciliations,” said Céline Baillargeon-Tardif, Executive Director of ACFO SDG.

“During his visit, the people of the community as well as the schools were invited to actively participate in the construction of his work” adds Geneviève Ethier, project manager.

As part of its collaboration with the Native North American Travelling College, the community of Akwe-sasne also had the opportunity to participate in this same workshop when Christian Pilon visited earlier this month. Over 200 students had the opportunity to meet him and contribute to the creation of this work.

At the end of May, people from both communities will be invited to participate in the launching ceremony of the two
canoes to celebrate the launch of National Aboriginal History Month in June.

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