Batchewana First Nation receives $152,100 grant

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Chief Dean Sayers
Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers

Batchewana First Nation is receiving some funding from Canada’s Indigenous Language & Culture fund.

The $152,100 grant will go toward advancing the Ojibway language and culture throughout the First Nations community.

Batchewana says language is a key component of nationhood.

It will be using the money to hire a new teacher for their on-reserve daycare, promote early years and youth centre programs for Obadjiwan, Goulais, Rankin and off-reserve members.