Monday, May 15, 2017

Halifax schools could start each day with recognition of Mi'kmaq lands

Statement acknowledging Mi'kmaq lands
 be read along with announcements 

The school board's elected Mi'kmaq representative, Jessica Rose, said if a statement is introduced, she hopes it will help Mi'kmaq students feel proud and accepted by their peers.

Rose said it's important that the statement be accompanied by appropriate education about Mi'kmaq history. While the curriculum for primary to Grade 6 students does include treaty education, and older students do learn about Mi'kmaq culture and heritage, there's always room for more lessons, Rose said.