Wendake: a place where aboriginal roots run deep

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Photo: Marie White

Grand Chief Konrad Siouï reads the inscription on the plaque at Place Onywahtehretsih with the help of children from École Wahta’.

As part of the National Aboriginal Day activities in Loretteville, Grand Chief Konrad Siouï and many dignitaries gathered to change the name of Place de la nation to Place Onywahtehretsih meaning “our roots run deep.” The site has now officially been ceded to the Huron-Wendat nation as part of the ongoing Forty Arpents – Land of the Hurons negotiations begun in 2000 regarding reserve l