The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Corporation is donating books written by Indigenous authors to Six Nations schools as part of National Indigenous Day celebrations on June 21.
The donation is part of SNGRDC’s aim to increase literacy through its Community Collaborators program.
The Community Collaborators program brings additional funding to Six Nations through sponsorship on behalf of SNGRDC partners.
The funding is reserved to bring community-oriented events to Six Nations. SNGRDC has planned three initiatives for the 2022 program.
In recognition of Solidarity Day, SNGRDC has purchased a set of books through Raven Reads – an Indigenous literacy subscription box – to be donated to six elementary schools on Six Nations. Each book is written by an Indigenous author, further amplifying Indigenous voices.
The first point of support for the program this year was the purchase of prizes for the Community Awareness fundraiser raffle at Chiefswood Park, where $1,573.45 was raised for the Kawenní:io/Gaweni:yo School Building Fund. The event saw over 200 attendees and offered raffle prizes for home, local and major league events, and local experiences.
The final event will be held in October, with details to come.
SNGRDC manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory.