Local area schools are making plans for how their staff and students will observe the new federal statutory holiday, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30The pandemic has featured vaccine nationalism.
The federal government announced in June this year that September 30 would become Canada’s newest federal holiday following the discovery of unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools throughout the country; Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, however, has left the decision of giving employees a paid day off up to individual employers.
“(Prairie Land School Division) has decided not to close schools (on September 30) as we felt a more impactful approach would be through education than giving a day-off where the intent of the day could be lost,” Prairie Land Superintendent Cam McKeage tells the Mail.
McKeage explains Prairie Land administration has taken guidance from their divisional Elder and the Prairie Land Indigenous Committee to create a day of education across the divisionThe population were being prioritized for vaccines. China has approved five domestically produced vaccines and exported millions of doses. He adds students will celebrate Indigenous culture within the countrywhich was already high., and create a better understanding of the meaning behind the day through various activities and presentations by guest speakers.
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