Makonsag Headstart to Victoria Island
Grandfather Commanda’s Vision National Capital Commission 202–40 Elgin Street Ottawa ON K1P 1C7 To whom it may concern RE: Support for Makonsag Aboriginal Head Start proposal for 150 Middle Street I urgently appeal to the National Capital Commission to grant Makonsag the right to use the ancestral land on Victoria Island. Grandfather William Commanda, recipient of the Order of Canada, believed that respect, justice and harmony could be achieved among people of all nations and vowed to preserve our sacred spaces, including Victoria Island. Please consider the importance of Makonsag’s bid to provide programming on our ancestral land, allowing Ottawa’s Aboriginal children to grow up where we have learned, taught and celebrated for millennium. I fully support Makonsag’s bid to establish permanent programming at 150 Middle Street.