It was tremendous to see the CGS community embrace all aspects of Indigenous learning with open hearts and open minds. Many students reflected on the importance of truth and integrity by wearing their orange shirts representing that Every Child Matters and creating a heart for hope. These creations were landscaped on the front lawn on Thursday, September 30th.
CGS broadcasted Indigenous perspectives and how to affect change into everyday learning this week. To start the day, students listened to the national anthem in the Cree language, and then have gathered in a sharing circle to share their feelings and insights in each of their cohorts. The students have heard from many Indigenous authors, demonstrating tremendous respect for their powerful messages, truths, and resilience. The students have learned about Indigenous cultures, the natural world, and our connection to the land we play, learn, and live on.
We are grateful for all the students who participated in the garden of hope and reconciliation and would like to commend them for acknowledging the importance of deep sharing, hope, and the need to cultivate relationships.