Indigenous culture, teachings, traditions on curriculum at North End Winnipeg school – Toronto Star

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Indigenous culture, teachings, traditions on curriculum at North End Winnipeg school – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 202116 Views

Sept. 12, 2021

Just one block south of Selkirk Avenue in the heart of Winnipeg’s North End sits a small and unique elementary school where Indigenous culture, teachings and traditions aren’t just taught and shared, but are integrated and immersed into every part of student’s day to day lives.

The staff and students of Niji Mahkwa School headed back last week for another school year, and just like they have always done, the first day started with a traditional smudge, and by listening to not only the country’s national anthem, but also a traditional Honour Song.

Debbie Gould, the principal at Niji Mahkwa School, said that with more than 95% of the school’s approximately 350 students identifying as Indigenous, they work to make sure those teachings and that culture are part of every school day.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/09/12/indigenous-culture-teachings-traditions-on-curriculum-at-north-end-winnipeg-school.html

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