National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated at schools, postsecondary institution across Canada

Schools across Canada celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day last week. Students from Elk Island Public Schools (Alberta); Canyon Falls Middle School (British Columbia); Assiniboia Park Elementary, Legacy Park Elementary, and St Mike’s School in Weyburn (Saskatchewan) participated in celebrations that included traditional games and dances, food, a tipi raising, and other educational events. Postsecondary institutions such as Vancouver Community College and Fleming College held dance parties, wellness events, skinning and trapping workshops, and other events to mark the day. Some partnered with community organizations to host programming: The University of Calgary partnered with Heritage Park to host Campfire Chats 2024; the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Centre d’amitié autochtone de Trois-Rivières held an event where the community could learn more about Indigenous art, music, talent, and history; and the City of Moose Jaw and Holy Trinity Catholic School Division partnered to host an event with Métis jigging and hoop dancing for all local school divisions. York University and the University of Manitoba published Indigenous student and alumni reflections on the day.

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