National Indigenous History Month – June 2021
June is National Indigenous History Month which is the perfect time to celebrate Indigenous heritage, cultures, traditions, language and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.
The start of National Indigenous History month follows the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children whose lives were tragically cut short at Kamloops Residential School. As we celebrate Indigenous history, let us honour these children (and all of the others who never made it home) by deepening our collective understanding of systemic racism and by confronting the inequalities and discrimination still facing Indigenous peoples today.
Click the link below to learn more about National Indigenous History Month:
WKC Circle Garden Memorial
June is Indigenous History Month where we continue to look at the truth of Canada’s history, walk alongside Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and celebrate the strengths of Indigenous cultures and what they have to teach us about care for each other and the earth. This week we focused on remembering the 215 children whose remains were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School.
A memorial was created by our staff in our circle garden at the front of the school. You are welcome to come by and have a look at the orange memorial to the 215 children who died and all of the other children who never made it home from the residential school system.
Thank you to all the staff who contributed to this memorial, and participated in the moments of silence throughout the week.