Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cazabon speaks out on native languages

A Canadian filmmaker wants to see more schools offering courses in native language. Andre Cazabon was in Fort Frances yesterday for the Native studies conference. Cazabon says schools have a good opportunity to preserve the language by turning to native elders for support. Cazabon found in her latest project "Third World Canada," that many young aboriginals are already unable to speak the native language of their grandparents.

Budget Finalized

Atikokan town councillors have finalized a budget that will include a 2-point-four per cent tax increase. Mayor Dennis Brown says it amounts to about a 30 dollar increase to the average homeowners tax bill. The township will spend just over 8-million dollars over the next year.