The Oujé-Bougoumou people are the community′s greatest resource. Every person here has a wealth of life experiences and an amazing story to tell.
Our elders had a vision:
a community for their children and grandchildren.
This vision sustained them in their struggle to see their dream become reality.
The elders of the Oujé-Bougoumou Nation have given us so much: they have given us the benefit of their wise counsel; they have preserved our sense of community in the face of tremendous odds; they have given us the courage to continue our struggle; and they have given us a sense of perspective and direction whenever we needed it. It is perhaps the younger generation that will be the builders of the village, but it is the older generation who have been the protectors and defenders of our community.