Schools announce new names, logos to honour Indigenous peoples

Several schools across Canada have announced names and name changes that will honour Indigenous peoples. In Brampton, Peel District School board announced that it will be holding a renaming ceremony for the newly renamed Nibi Emosaawdang Public School. In Alberta, Cochrane’s Holy Spirit Catholic School has redesigned its logo and included the Stoney Nakoda words for Holy Spirit: Warhî-îchine Nâri. A new school in Leduc has chosen a Cree name for a new school that will open in 2024: Ohpaho Secondary School. The name means “taking flight,” which symbolizes both Leduc’s physical proximity to the airport and how students will take flight after graduation. The University of the Fraser Valley announced that it renamed its student residence Lá:lem te Baker, which adds the Halq’emeylem language word for house to the Baker name.

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