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

September 30th is a National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.  Brooklyn Elementary will be honouring residential school survivors by recognizing the day at school on October 1st (wearing Orange Shirts and reflecting as a school community).  We will as a Legacy School, be on a continuous journey of reconciliation as a school community throughout the school year.

For more information:

Orange Shirt Day: communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters.

Legacy Schools Program – The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

The Legacy Schools program is a free national initiative to engage, empower and connect students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action (#reconciliACTION).

TRC Website – NCTR

NCTR’s spirit name – bezhig miigwan, meaning “one feather”. Bezhig miigwan calls upon us to see each Survivor coming to the NCTR as a single eagle feather and to show those Survivors the same respect and attention an eagle feather deserves.