Indigenous Education

The Indigenous Program here at Brooklyn Elementary is available Monday to Friday during regular school hours and is open to all students of indigenous ancestry; this ancestry can be determined on a voluntary basis through self-identification and includes status, non-status, metis or Inuit ancestry and may extend several generations back in your family history. For additional information and questions please contact:

Cheryl Graham

Orange Shirt Day

The annual Orange Shirt Day is on September 30th. Watch our Events Calendar to find out when it will be celebrated at Brooklyn Elementary.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. With this day we “honour residential school survivors honour the memory of those who did not survive.

Please watch the video link below to hear Phyllis’ story.

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