Schools honour Indigenous History Month

Schools across Canada are honouring Indigenous History Month with initiatives and events. Some school are hosting special events: Indigenous art events are being held at Dalhousie University and Mount St Vincent University this month, while Trillium Lakelands District School Board kicked off the month with an annual powwow and drum social and Toronto Catholic District School Board is planning a special Indigenous Family Day Celebration. Some are sharing knowledge and information resources to inform their communities: Durham College’s library curated a collection focused on Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge, heritage, rights, and histories, while Surrey Schools has shared learning resources to guide teaching and learning on a different aspect of Indigenous history, culture, and perspectives each week. Mnjikaning Kendaawasin Elementary School’s choir opened a city council meeting with an Ojibwe rendition of O Canada to honour the month. Leaders such as University of Alberta Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming and Research) Dr Florence Glanfield and MacEwan University President Dr Annette Trimbee have also published reflections on the work done to ensure Indigenous peoples have equitable educational opportunities.

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