Funds aimed at promoting, preserving Batoche

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Almost half a million dollars has been provided to a co-operative to preserve the Batoche historical site and promote MÉtis culture and history.
The Dizaines for Batoche Development Co-operative Ltd., a coalition of MÉtis and community organizations, will lead the Batoche and Area Future Development Project.

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Almost half a million dollars has been provided to a co-operative to preserve the Batoche historical site and promote MÉtis culture and history.
The Dizaines for Batoche Development Co-operative Ltd., a coalition of MÉtis and community organizations, will lead the Batoche and Area Future Development Project.
A federal government press release said the objectives of the Dizaines include ensuring that Batoche remains an icon of MÉtis culture and history, promoting increased tourism and creating job opportunities for aboriginal people.
The project received funding of more than $391,000 from the government of Canada, $40,000 from the government of Saskatchewan and additional funds from Tourism Saskatoon and Sagehill Community Futures Development corporation.
The funding totaled almost $464,000.
Batoche was declared a National Historic Site in 1923. It is about 70 kilometres south of Prince Albert.

Organizations: Batoche Development Co, Sagehill Community Futures Development, National Historic Site

Geographic location: Canada, Saskatchewan

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  • Kent
    November 19, 2009 - 00:15

    Congrats; I do a Metis Matters Radio Show (CFRO) 102.7 FM out of Vancouver for the last 20 years. As a Saskatchewan born Metis from Lebret whose great grandfather George Fisher had a store and trading post at Batoche in 1885.
    I am very pleased to see any action taken to preserve and protect the Batoche site.
    It's that part of Canadian history that needs to be featured more prominently as a National Historic site.
    Keep up the support for the true and accurate preservation of Metis history w/o distortion of what really took place on that site. K.J. Fisher - Surrey, BC

    • Bruce Fairman
      December 10, 2009 - 18:31

      Would this be the same George Fisher of St. Francois Xavier, who was a partner with Jean-Louis Legere in a trading post at Wood Mountain in 1871???