Calgary school renamed Our Lady of The Rockies High School to honour Indigenous history

A school in Calgary that was formerly named after residential school architect Bishop Grandin has officially received a new name that honours Indigenous history: Our Lady of The Rockies High School. The school received the new name during a ceremony that featured traditional dances and music as well as student presentations. CTV News reports that the new name represents the mountains, connection to the land, and listening and collaboration, in addition to being the name of the Our Lady of the Rockies shrine. Several students and alumni shared that the new name is more suitable for the school. “I love it,” said Cherokee Eagletail, who graduated from the school in 2018. “It’s beautiful and wonderful and grounding. It’s more about respecting the mountains and the land that belongs to Treaty 7.”

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