Point Apitipik on Lake

The sacred land of the Ahitibiwinnik

In 1996, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated the site of Point Apitipik as a national historic site of Canada.

The following text is inscribed on a commemorative plaque mounted at the historic site: Apitipik is both a sacred site and summer gathering place for the Abitibiwinnik. It contains a 6,000-year old archaeological record. After the annual hunt, the Abitibiwinnik met, traded, and celebrated here with families from other Aboriginal groups. Between 1686 and 1922, several trading posts were also established at and near this site.

The Abitibiwinnik frequented Apitipik until 1956. This site is of enduring spiritual and cultural significance to the people of Pikogan and Wahgoshig.

Seckatc ooma ApitipiSinik ici nakickotatipanik e nipinik. NikotSatcin kitci mitasomitana pipon tasoponesimakanon kekonan e ki mikikatekin. Eck8a anokiSakopanen ApitipiSinik acitc kotakiSak anicinapek ooma ici nakickotatipanik acitc ici makocepanik. Mane kicpinatcikeSinik acitc kitci ataSinik kipi teSak Apitipik 1686 kitci aki-tason pinici 1922 kitci akitason. ApitipiSinik dac panima 1956 kitci akitason ka pone tacikeSatc Apitipik. Pikogan acitc Wahgoshig anic¬inapek kiapatc ototinanaSa mane atisokan acitc icitaSin meka ooma Apitipik kitci mane ki Sitci anicinapeminanak ecié tanakiSatc. See also:

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