Flag raising at EIPS Central Services

Flag raising at EIPS Central Services

Around the Division

Treaty 6 and Métis Nation Flags Now at Every Division Site
Following the official EIPS flag-raising ceremony in June of last school year, each Division school has been holding their own flag unveiling event. Just as the Métis Nation and Treaty 6 flags are permanently flying at the EIPS Central Services office, they’ll also be displayed at every school within the Division. Including these two flags at all sites is a small but important step to bring life to the EIPS land and people acknowledgment, continue our collective journey to truth-telling and advance our journey toward reconciliation. Look to find these two new additions within your family’s school.

Glen Allan Students Create Visual Story of Their Learning
“In September, classes at Glen Allan Elementary participated in a variety of learning activities to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Students were invited to bring a rock of their choosing from home to be painted orange and decorated with a message or artwork that reflected their learning. These rocks are now proudly displayed in the flower beds in our two courtyards, creating a beautiful visual reminder, each and every day, that Every Child Matters.”
- Chrissy Appleby, Assistant Principal, Glen Allan Elementary

Strathcona Christian Academy Elementary Plants a Heart Garden
Under the guidance of teacher Janet Vader, Grade 4 students at Strathcona Christian Academy Elementary learned about the history and legacy of residential schools. Each student then created a paper heart that reflected what they learned and what their hopes are moving forward. On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, students walked to EIPS Central Services Indigenous land-based learning space, planted their hearts and shared their learning with others. The hearts remained for four days as an education tool for all who visited the space.

Upcoming Events

November is a busy month for sharing culture and raising awareness of significant historical events for First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

  • November 7: International Inuit Day
  • November 8: Indigenous Veterans Day
  • November 14-18: Métis Week
  • November 17: Rupertsland Institute presents the Get Ahead of Your Future job fair at the Edmonton Convention Centre for Métis Nation of Alberta students ages 15-17. To find out more or register for the event, email careerfairs@rupertsland.org. High schools throughout the Division will be busing students to the event.

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