June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples!
To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021, schools across our Division will invite Elders, knowledge keepers, and community leaders to share their experiences and teach about Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Some young students will learn about the 7 Traditional Teachings through storytelling and an interactive show. In some communities high school students will experience land-based learning as they hike through the traditional territory of the Blackfoot People. They will learn the significance of plants through the identification process and wisdom of Indigenous people.
Storytelling, games, dancing and a variety of learning activities will enhance staff and students' appreciation for the richness of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit culture. Other learning opportunities will be provided to LRSD students such as participating in creating personalized Indigenous art, Indigenous games during PE classes, and storytelling with Indigenous authors. Some schools will also focus on showcasing First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students and their talents, interests, and passions on the school website and social media.
We’ll share photos of these activities on our social media, so stay tuned!
As a Division, we understand that shared meaningful learning opportunities benefit all students and support the process of reconciliation. Click here to find out more about Livingstone Range School Division's First Nations, Metis, and Inuit programs and services.