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.
Medicine Gardens We learn about traditional plants and protocol used in ceremony and to build relationships with community Elders and families.
Annie L. Gaetz Don Campbell
Westpark Middle Aspen Heights
Glendale Science & Technology School -Learning Commons Opening; Elder visit from Corky
Eastview School - Learning from the land, Tipi Building & Hide Tanning
Orange Shirt Day
Ecole Barrie Wilson Elementary School - Stained glass window replica from Canadian Parliament
Annie L. Gaetz-Phyllis Webstad visit G. W. Smith-Grade 3 Heart Wall "Every Child Matters"
Central Middle School - Hearts filled with sage in Foods and Fashion; learning about traditional plants
Westpark Middle School -The Blanket Exercise Lindsay Thurber - Pizza Lunch & Smudge