Sudbury Catholic District School Board

January 17, 2019

Chief Valerie Richer visits St. James Native Second Languages Classroom

The Native Second Language class stands smiling alongside their teacher and Chief Valerie Richer.

Chief Valerie Richer visited Mr. Beaudry’s Native Second Language classroom at St. James recently and shared the history of Atikmeksheng with all the students.  Chief Richer is a practicing lawyer and discussed some of the economic initiatives that her community will be planning in the near future.  She was happy to meet with all the students and encouraged them to learn the Ojibwe language.  She said that some of our stories need to be shared in our language.  The students provided her with some gifts following the presentation.  

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