Submitted by: Lisa Ewanchuk, Principal, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education
June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Each year, First Nation, Métis and Inuit people gather together on the summer solstice to celebrate their rich and diverse cultural traditions and to acknowledge their contributions to their communities and to society as a whole.
In the SCDSB, we are learning about Canada’s First Nation, Métis and Inuit people through:
- the Seven Grandfather Teachings
- Little Spirits
- Métis teachings
- We Are All Treaty People
- Walking the Path
We continue to learn about residential schools, the inter-generational impacts and reconciliation. More information about First Nation, Métis and Inuit education is available on the SCDSB website.
Implementing the Calls for Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be on the forefront of our work next year. To learn more, please visit http://umanitoba.ca/centres/nctr/