Jun. 15, 2020
National Indigenous Peoples Day is honoured annually on June 21. It is a day for all Canadians and communities to come together and recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, both historical and contemporary.
One of the ways the CBE Indigenous Education Team is doing this is by acknowledging the hard work and dedication of all graduating Indigenous students this year. Despite this being an incredibly challenging school year, there has been an increase in the total number of Indigenous students are on track to graduate compared to previous years. This is evidence of the strong resiliency and determination of Indigenous students and their families.
On June 21, these students will be presented with a video comprised of congratulatory messages from Elders and Knowledge Keepers as well as an honour song gifted to them by Frank and Darcy Turning Robe. While we still hope to come together in the fall to honour these students in person, we hope that in the meantime this video will serve as a reminder that their accomplishment has not gone unnoticed and that their community is incredibly proud of them.
This video will be available on the CBE staff insite Indigenous Education page, as well as on Twitter via @Indigenous_cbe