This year marked the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day - and an additional opportunity to promote a deeper understanding about the rich culture, history and many contributions of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people to Canadian society.
Our board held the 4th Annual National Aboriginal Day Open Houseto highlight current initiatives and resources distributed to schools. Inspired by the We Are All Related Treaty Kits - one display included the work of SJV teacher Laurie Falconi who had her grade 4/5 class make their own treaty belts using graph paper and yarn.
Superintendent of Education Stephen Charbonneau was encouraged by the many examples of school-based activities that are taking place across the Board. “The implementation of the Treaty Kits is just one example of this very important initiative taking root and flourishing in all our schools.”