First Nations Métis & Inuit Learning Services
Red Deer Public Schools honours the Métis, Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 traditional land and territory
In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, Red Deer Public Schools held a flag raising ceremony on June 14th, 2017. The flags of the Métis Nation, Treaty Six and Treaty Seven are on permanent display in front of the school board's Central services building. The ceremony was a special event that included student musicians and singer, the Red Deer Men's Aboriginal Drum Group, special guest speakers, local Elders and honoured dignitaries. It is a significant step towards honouring the traditional land of this area. First Nations lived, traveled, hunted and gathered in the area we now call Red Deer for thousands of years. Métis originally lived and settled in this area centuries before it became known as Red Deer by European settlers. We are excited to honour the land and the people who have shared the land with us.
Schools in Red Deer Public provide programming and supports for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students. Some of these initiatives are highlighted here. For more information on what your Childs`school is doing, please contact the school directly.
Grandview School - Grade 4, Inuit Sled Dogs Eastview School - Tipi Building
Ecole Barrie Wilson Elementary School - Stained glass window replica from Canadian Parliament
Orange Shirt Day
Normandeau School Westpark School Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School - Library Westpark Middle School - The Blanket Exercise
Eastview Middle School - West Coast Art Glendale Middle School - Professional Learning