August 11, 2016 – Pic River First Nation
Garland Moses, Pic River Capital/Housing Manager, is excited to announce that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has agreed to fund $11.2 million for the new education complex. This brings the community half way to the total funding necessary to strengthen the future of Pic River education. The funding will provide the new east wing of Biigtigong Endzhi-gkinoohmaading, which will house the daycare and elementary school.
“It’s just the beginning of a better education for Anishanbek children” says Lisa Michano-Courchene.
The community would like to thank INAC for seeing the vision and opportunity Biigtigong Endhi-gkinoohmaading will provide. The support from INAC is greatly appreciated, and opens the door for new funding opportunities such as other government agencies, private sector partnerships, and other unique fundraising approaches being considered by the community.
Lisa Michano-Courchene adds: “The future of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is already becoming brighter.”