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Board Statement on Indigenous People’s Day

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Just as we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Black Gold School Division this year, so too we honor the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day.  Today, June 21, is a day to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of this land now known as Canada, and celebrate their many contributions.

“Greater awareness and acknowledgement of the real history of Indigenous Peoples has come to light this past year,” said Board Chair Devonna Klaassen. “As we celebrate the richness and  diversity of Canada’s original cultures, traditions, and languages, we also recognize the need to listen, learn, and reflect.”

Not just today, but throughout the school year, Black Gold School Division weaves Indigenous culture, language, and teachings into our programming to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of our Indigenous communities.  We invite you to broaden your understanding as well:

Government of Canada Learning Guide

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Canadian Museum of History: First Peoples of Canada

University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada

 

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