National Indigenous Peoples’ Day offers us time to pause and recognize the rich history, and modern contributions, of Indigenous peoples across Canada. For us here in the Cowichan Valley School District we take this time to honour the nations that we work with and whose smun’eem (children) attend our schools.
Throughout the district, schools and school communities have been celebrating the richness of our nations through school-based activities. From visits by the Tzinquaw dancers, to cedar weaving, storytelling, games, shared meals and the sharing of knowledge. Each of these activities is an opportunity for students to learn of the deep histories and teachings and how they relate to our modern world.
Huy tseep q’u (thank you all) to every presenter, knowledge holder, Sul’hween (elder), and ally who has helped this day be a true celebration and recognition of our Indigenous neighbours.