Laliberte: Lack of First Nations History at Park

Monday, June 23, 2003 at 09:43




The Prince Albert National Park is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. But one member of Parliament isn’t satisfied with the park’s interpretive story of how it was created.


Churchill River MP Rick Laliberte feels not enough

emphasis has been placed by the park, on the role the First Nations people who once inhabited its land have played over the years.


Laliberte says the park has lots of information and exhibits on Grey Owl, but notes he wasn’t

of First Nations descent at all.


Laliberte says the Cree, Dene, and Metis peoples deserve to have more of their story told.


Laliberte has talked to the Prince Albert Grand Council about his concerns. He’s hopeful the park will engage in a dialogue with PAGC officials at some point so the issue can be discussed.