Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022
Today (June 21) marks National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate and honour the diverse experiences, achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It is also an opportunity to learn about the histories, rights and realities that reflect where we are today.
|Above: Solidarity Day - Ohsweken, Ontario. June 21, 2022.|
Grand Erie District School Board is uniquely situated in our country, providing opportunities to enrich and co-create a better understanding together. Our commitment to Learning, Well-Being and Belonging renews also our commitment and responsibilities toward reconciliation. As we gain a better understanding of the ongoing processes of colonialism and its damaging, long-term effects, we commit ourselves to learning.
Today, and every day, is an opportunity to learn something new. Grand Erie’s Indigenous Education Team has been active throughout the school year providing curriculum resources and aids to support learning across the district. Grand Erie’s new Land Acknowledgement statement represents one of the milestones on our path of learning this year.
We thank all community partners for sharing their knowledge and resources with us throughout the year. We honour Indigenous peoples and Indigenous ways of knowing, and express gratitude that we can inform the work we do as a school board with this crucial insight and wisdom that provides a way forward.
Students, Staff and volunteers at Fairview Avenue are making panda bears that will be sent to a Haiti Birth Center.