Amplifying Indigenous Voices
The Leadership Program is founded on the values of social justice and fighting for change.
Our Social Studies classes have been studying what it means as settlers to live on unceded territory and to meaningfully learn about Truth and Reconciliation.
We continue to study about UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and Indigenous land title in Canada. As we continue to decolonize our curriculum, we learn about the courage and perseverance of Wet'suwet'en sovereignty and Unist'ot'en Camp, as well as the ongoing Indigenous struggles to protect water and Indigenous ways of living against colonial projects such as the Site C Dam, Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Transmountain Pipeline.
More recently, we are studying about the Mi'kmaq fishers as they defend their treaty rights. Here are a few examples of our students' amazing work to amplify Indigenous voices:
From Eldrick and Jack
From Althea and Arlie