Around the Division

Staff and students at Woodbridge Farms Elementary are continuing to explore their connection to land and place. They've created beautiful teaching stumps for their outdoor garden and have engaged in deep learning about the gifts of plants through the work of Métis artist, Christi Belcourt. Under the guidance of Elder Bert Auger, staff and students learn important teachings from and with the land. We can’t wait to see where their learning journey leads next year!

Upcoming Events

  • Did you know June is National Indigenous History Month? Every June, the histories, contributions, cultures and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit are recognized and celebrated across Canada. Explore this blog to find out why this month was proclaimed.
    • A variety of events and learning experiences will also happen in schools across the Division. Connect with your school’s lead teacher to find out what's planned for your school. We're looking forward to sharing how EIPS learns and celebrates the diversity, histories, cultures and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day is also celebrated in June, on the 21st. We'll share more on this exciting day and plans across EIPS in our next update! You may also want to check out the City of Edmonton website to find out what's planned in Edmonton and the surrounding territory. Due to COVID-19 realities, many events will be online again this year.
    • If we cannot gather together on June 21, Parks Canada has created a wonderful playlist highlighting stories and celebrating First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures. Indigenous Tourism Alberta created a 30-minute video to highlight Indigenous stories in Treaties 6, 7 and 8 for the 2020 National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations. Both the playlist and video provide great learning opportunities and share beautiful stories.

Resources of Interest

Wanting to learn more about the histories and cultures of Indigenous Peoples in this territory and across the land we presently call Alberta? Visit Indigenous Tourism Alberta for unique on-the-land experiences and special places to explore when the pandemic passes and restrictions are lifted.

Some local places of note to check out once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted include: