Indigenous Success Coach
Metis Week - November 12th-15th
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Métis Week was a huge success here at E.G.W.! 🦅 Indigenous Success Coach Ms. Jenna presented to all our classrooms on Métis history and culture and then tested the students knowledge with a Kahoot for a prize!

Métis Week, celebrated in November, is an opportunity to share in the stories, history, culture, and contributions of the Métis. The link below has information on the origin of Métis Week as well as events happening around the province. Events are held in Alberta communities and across the country, including special events commemorating the November 16 anniversary of Louis Riel's death. 

https://www.alberta.ca/annual-metis-week-celebrations.aspx

 

ORANGE SHIRT DAY 
 Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013.

The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.  Chief Justice Murray Sinclair challenged all of the participants to keep the reconciliation process alive, as a result of the realization that every former student had similar stories. 

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on. 

Join us on September 30th in wearing your orange shirts! 

(If this date falls on a weekend HPSD chooses to honor this the Friday prior)

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Cree Word of The Week 


This language initiative program is new to E.G. Wahlstrom School and we are really excited to see how it progresses throughout the year. 

Each week a student works with Ms. Jenna on a new Cree word of the week where they create videos for social media outlets and every Tuesday  share the new word on morning announcements. 

The students are encouraged to use the words they learn throughout the week in their classrooms and will continue to build their vocabulary as the year progresses! 

Culture Club! 

This club runs every Tuesday during lunch 12:07-1:07 p.m. 

Designed to foster inclusiveness of culture and diversity within the school while supporting Indigenous ways of knowing and being. 

The students that attend Culture Club have opportunities to learn traditional games, crafts, drumming and beading. We also incorporate other cultural activities that students may want to share with the club and are always open to new ideas! 


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My Name is Jenna Jackson and I am the Indigenous Success Coach here at E.G. Wahlstrom School.

You can reach me using the form on the left or by emailing me at jjackson@hpsd.ca.


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