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Impact of residential schools on generations of children felt in Alderville, says Chief Dave Mowat

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Sitting on the Second Line Road, just a short drive east of the Alderville Memorial on County Road 45, is a white, long building next to a very old United Church. The elongated building stretching back from the road is home to the administration offices of the Alderville First Nation. But before that, it was a Day School for the local Indigenous community. Prior to that, it was an industrial school dating back to 1838 when the government of Upper Canada decided it wanted to train boys from Indigenous communities. They took these children from their families in Alderville, Mud Lake, and Lake Scugog to turn them into tradespeople. Continue Reading →

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Alderville First Nations reach settlement on specific land dispute

In a historic agreement, the Alderville First Nations reached an agreement with the federal government over a sacred burial ground was taken away during the settlement of the Belleville area. As settlers moved into the lands occupied by the aboriginals in to the lands now known as  Thurlow Township, a burial ground was taken over. The claim provides a monetary compensation for $734,852. But what is equally significant is the acknowledgment the Crown failed to protect the lands from disturbance. A portion of Jane Forrester Park will be turned over for a memorial commemorating the Alderville First Nation and its contribution to the region. Continue Reading →

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