Holy Cross students honour National Indigenous Peoples Day
Grade 6 students in Miss Scola’s class, at Holy Cross Elementary, acknowledged National Indigenous People’s Day by holding group discussions and participating in an art activity. In the morning, students viewed “In Our Words,” a series of videos from the Ministry of Education that explores the events that took place between Europeans and Indigenous peoples in the early years of settlement, in what is now called Canada. Following each video, students lead discussions on their thoughts of early colonization and how the Indigenous Peoples were treated. In the afternoon, students took part in an art activity that was inspired by Contemporary Indigenous artist Faye Heavyshield. The Grade 6 students are hopeful that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will lead to a renewed relationship between the Government of Canada and the Indigenous Peoples through respect, rights, co-operation and partnership.