The provincial government has declared September 30 a provincial holiday in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of the residential school system, as well as their families and communities.
For the first time since June 2019, Anglophone North School District offered District wide Track and Field meets for Grades 3-8. Middle School events were held in Campbellton at the UCT Oval (June 1) and in Miramichi at the JMH Track (June 8). These were followed by Elementary events in Campbellton on June 15 and in Miramichi on June 20 and 21. Even more exciting for Elementary students was that it was the first time participating for all students from Grades 3-5
Under blue skies and sunshine, EWG Middle School hosted it's first Mawi'omi (Pow Wow) this afternoon in Rexton. Led by local Elders, some students from Rexton Elementary School and Bonar Law Memorial School joined EWG students and participated in the traditional event, that included dancing and drumming.
Grade 7/8 EWG student Laura Jane wore a ribbon dress that she recently made in her Actvity Period, with the help of Ashley Sanipass from Indian Island, who helps coordinate cultutal actvities at the school.
Drummers from Rexton Elementary were also on hand to lend support.
Today, May 5th, is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. It is also known as Red Dress Day, the red dresses a symbol for those missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and for raising awareness of the disproportionate rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada.