New spaces, installations, artwork announced to support, recognize Indigenous students

Several schools have announced new spaces and installations on campus that are intended to support and recognize their Indigenous communities. St Francis Xavier University has created a new medicine garden that will provide a space on campus for students, staff, and faculty to practice their culture. In Sundridge, Ontario, Sundridge Centennial Public School has unveiled an environmental outdoor classroom that will provide a place for students to connect to the land and traditional teachings, while in Southampton, ON, the installation of a Reconciliation crosswalk that will be used as a teaching tool has been approved at G C Huston school. At the University of Winnipeg, a new mural has been installed that features UWinnipeg Wesmen athletes Robyn Boulanger and Josh Gandier, who are both recognized as Indigenous role models. In British Columbia, students at Chemainus Secondary School have completed an Indigenous-themed mural that was inspired by guest speaker Elder Florence James.

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