Thank you to our staff for taking time from regular instructional plans to complete the important lessons as part of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Thank you also to our SRC, Mr. Connelly's Indigenous Studies class, and to ALL students who contributed to ensuring that the legacy of residential schools was front of mind for all of us here at SJHS. It is crucial to educate ourselves on the history of Indigenous Peoples and to think critically about current issues experienced here in New Brunswick and throughout Canada.
We would like to thank Sobeys (Lansdowne & East Point) and Superstore (Somerset) for their contributions to our fundraiser. Our students were able to raise $192.00 to donate to the Downie & Wenjack Fund, which provides access to education on the history of Indigenous people in Canada and the legacy of Residential Schools.
This video, created by grade 12 student Lily VanBeek, is of the Saint John High Girls' Choir singing Sarah Quartel's "All the Way Home," paired with visuals of our school on Sept. 30. Our student-lead displays included some of the thousands of names of children who lost their lives due to residential schools.
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