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The best thing is for children to be out in the natural world. I think it really gives them a sense of themselves, who they are. They’re free, they’re calm…
Saulteau Head Start little warm nest of love and care can be found on land surrounded by the gentle forested northern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, alongside a big interior lake, and near the Peace River Plateau…this is the home of the Cree-ative Wonders Head Start Program of the Saulteau First Nation. It is a land of jack pine, diamond willow, fireweed, buffalo berry and chokecherry, of goose eggs and muskrat and the land of the sacred Twin Sisters mountains.
The Saulteau (Anishnaubemowin) people migrated westward from Manitoba in the 1870s, following their leader’s vision. They settled at Moberly Lake in northeastern B.C. and intermarried with the N_hiyaw_win (Cree) and Dane-Zaa (Beaver) people who were already living in the area.
Today there are about 850 people in the Saulteau community. The Head Start program started with the very first roll-out of funding in 1998, when the band applied for the first round of funds.