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Lambton Kent District School Board recognizes National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21

June 19, 2024

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The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Throughout the month of June, and in particular on June 21, it is important for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. LKDSB works in partnership with Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Walpole Island First Nation – Bkejwanong Territory, Eelŭnaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation) and Kettle & Stony Point First Nation throughout the year to further the learning and understanding of Indigenous rights, histories, knowledge, culture, and perspectives.

National Aboriginal Day, now National Indigenous Peoples Day, was announced in 1996 by then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, through the proclamation declaring June 21 of each year as National Aboriginal Day. The day was renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2017. Read more about National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Information and resources have been shared with LKDSB staff to support ongoing education and understanding of the contributions, histories and current lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples. LKDSB appreciates the support of Elders and Knowledge Keepers to promote cultural and historical connections and experiences of Indigenous communities; share knowledge and language; and celebrate the resilience of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

LKDSB also recognizes the historic and ongoing impacts of colonialism and remains committed to renewing relationships and advancing obligations to reconciliation, particularly as it relates to education.​


Our First Nation Partners ​:

Walpole Island First Nation

Aamjiwnaang

Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit – Delaware Nation

Kettle & Stony Point First Nation (kettlepoint.org)


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Wheatley Area Public School
226 Erie St N, Wheatley, ON, N0P 2P0
519-825-4622
Principal: Janna Vlasschaert
Bus Zone: 7BUS STATUS

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