Schools recognize, celebrate National Indigenous History Month

Schools across Canada are celebrating National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous People’s Day with a variety of events and new initiatives. The University of New Brunswick hosted a circle discussion with Indigenous community members and local health service providers to discuss accessibility, inclusion, and support for Indigenous students. The Upper Canada District School Board announced the launch of new teaching resources and a virtual celebration in order to help schools increase learning opportunities about Indigenous peoples and culture. Algoma University held a flag-raising ceremony in front of Shingwauk Hall and hosted an Anishinaabe Academic Resource Centre open house. Algonquin College Early Childhood Education students learned about Indigenous doll making and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the classroom from dollmaker Rose Moses. Sacred Heart Elementary School in Moose Jaw invited First Nations knowledge keeper and storyteller Lyndon Linklater to a teepee raising ceremony, where Linklater taught students about the history and symbolism of the teepee, answered questions, and taught the students a song. Emily Carr University organized an Indigenous Art Market that includes art from Indigenous students, staff, faculty, and local Indigenous practitioners.

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