Grade 6's take part in Aboriginal Blanket Exercise
As part of their Social Studies class, Grade 6 students, along with their teachers and Principal, recently took part in a moving Blanket Exercise put on by a group of local Mi'kmaq and Metis elders. The ceremony was a very visual way to show the students how colonialism has affected Canada's Aboriginal people. Through disease, wars, residential schools, centralization, and other means, the Aboriginal people have lost their land and culture since contact with the Europeans began in the 1600's. The hope is that the youth of today can see and understand the impact of the past and will ensure it doesn't happen again. Our thanks to these elders for their visit and wisdom.