First Nations, Métis and Inuit Resources

Land and People Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with respect the history and culture of the peoples with whom Treaty 6 was signed and the land upon which Elk Island Public Schools reside. We also acknowledge the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.

We recognize our responsibility as Treaty members and honour the heritage and gifts of the First Peoples.

We commit to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation.

tawâw, miyoonakishkatoohk, welcome!

Elk Island Public Schools have created a wonderful new blog to share information and resources related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit education throughout EIPS. They will highlight what's happening in our Division schools, provide resources available for students and families, and share upcoming school and community events.  

EIPS Blog Link

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Strathcona County National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Event:

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2022 will be hosted at Broadmoor Lake.

 

On the mainstage (Broadmoor Lake Plaza) from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., join guest speakers, an Indigenous elder and Indigenous performers and knowledge keepers to celebrate and learn about the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of Indigenous Peoples. Traditional food will be available for sale, and family-friendly activities including a scavenger hunt and canoe rides will be offered. 

 

At 2:30 p.m. in County Hall, see the unveiling of the new Heather Shillinglaw art installation “ᒥᔪᑕᒧᐣ  ᓇᓇᓂᐢ miyotamon nananis – it is a good road in all directions”. Visitors are invited to meet Heather Shillinglaw, engage in the blessing and smudge and enjoy refreshments. 

 

At Gallery@501, "The Healing Language of Alex Janvier" will be open 1-4 p.m. Visitors will discover paintings, sketchbook drawings, video and audio works that reflect Janvier's experiences within Canada's residential school system. 

 

Mini tours to see Janvier's permanent artworks commissioned in 1976 and 2001 will be available on the half hour. 

Festival Place will be lit in orange to commemorate the day.