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PRSD Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

The month of June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada, with June 21 being National Indigenous People's Day. Throughout the month, Canadians are encouraged to learn about, and honour, the cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Each week, the Government of Canada has supplied learning resources on a different aspect of Indigenous history, cultures and perspectives on their website. You can view those resources HERE. From June 1-9, the theme is "Environment, traditional knowledge and territory." June 10-16 focuses on children and youth, while June 17-23 will give individuals a closer look at languages, cultures and arts. Finally from June 24-30 the theme is "Women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people."

Within out Division, our teachers and support staff are committed to helping our students learn, honour and understand Indigenous cultures, traditions and experiences. Indigenous learning is woven into many of our school activities, events and classes. Recently, several of our Indigenous graduates were recognized during an Eagle Feather ceremony either at their school or at the Peace River Pow Wow. 

Indigenous graduates of the Peace River School Division are recognized for their resilience, discipline and dedication to their education in an Eagle Feather Ceremony near the end of the school year. The ceremony gifts each Indigenous graduate with an eagle feather. Most recently, Elder Dave Matilpi attended both Peace River High School and Paul Rowe Jr./Sr. High School to present their Indigenous graduates with an eagle feather. Those photos are included below.

Jun 5, 2024 Indigenous Studies

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