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Aboriginal Awareness Week 416
Aboriginal Awareness Week
May 23-26 is Aboriginal Awareness Week, a week to raise awareness about and honour the First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures in Canada. The awareness week was first introduced in 1992 to increase awareness of Aboriginal peoples within the federal public service. It has since evolved into a broader celebration that gives people across Canada the opportunity to learn more about First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.
 
 

 First Nation, Métis and Inuit - Self-Identification

 

At the York Region District School Board, we are committed to raising awareness about First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives, cultures and histories. 
 
Our First Nation Métis, and Inuit Education Steering committee, comprised of community and staff members, has developed the following vision to support the education of all students:
  • We believe that all students can be successful.
  • We believe that by honouring the rich histories, languages and cultures of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples we will foster a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • We believe that by meeting our First Nation, Métis and Inuit students’ spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental needs and by affirming pride in cultural identity we will encourage all students to reach their full potential.
The Board is committed to providing supports to ensure that all students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry have opportunities to be successful. To that end, the Board recognizes the need for Aboriginal students to self-identify to ensure that appropriate supports and services are being provided.
 
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