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National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

Patrick Mitsuing, Indigenous Education Coordinator, has worked as part of a team to bring together a virtual celebration for National Indigenous Peoples Day next Monday. The hour-long event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will also be recorded for use following the livestream.

“We had such strong allies and local organizations who came together to organize this, because they knew this was important and they weren’t going to just leave the planning entirely on the shoulders of Indigenous people,” said Patrick. “That’s why I was so supportive of becoming involved. The community has been working on it for months, including Tracy Laut (Family Wellness), Bev Toews (Olds High Academic Coach) and other people from the Chinook’s Edge team.

“I’ve been so impressed by the efforts of this team, who are determined to work together to share knowledge with our schools. I’m also proud of the resilience of our community, which has been in a healing process in the last weeks (following the recent news coming from the former residential school in Kamloops). We just want people to enjoy the day and the presenters, and celebrate our people!”