Institutions host events, undertake initiatives for National Indigenous History Month

Schools across Canada have recognized National Indigenous History Month by hosting special events and undertaking new initiatives. Mount Saint Vincent University has announced that it will be offering a new Indigenous stole with a ribbon fringe for Indigenous graduates to wear during their convocations, while the University of Toronto has brought an Eagle Feather to its graduation ceremonies to show commitment to reconciliation. The University of Windsor is hosting a pow wow and a webinar to educate participants on pow wow teachings and protocols. The University of Winnipeg has installed Indigenous language banners to welcome people to campus in a variety of languages, including Cree, Dakota, and Ojibwe. The University of Alberta has announced that it will be launching a new strategic plan which will focus on developing and continuing relationships with Indigenous communities and knowledge keepers. At Seven Persons School in Alberta, students and staff sang, drummed, and danced at a special day of events in recognition of the month, while Saskatoon Public Schools hosted a special powwow where over 7,000 people came together for drum contests, intertribal dancing, and other events.

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