Orange Shirt Day and National Truth and Reconciliation Day

On September 30th, our Dearcroft Montessori community marked National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a visit from our good friend, Doug Pawis ( an Anishnbe elder from Shawanaga First Nation) and Trisha Cowie from Hiawatha First Nation.

We felt very fortunate to have Doug and Trisha visit our school and share their stories and First Nations teachings to all levels from Toddler to Grade 8.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Dearcroft community for participating in our Toiletries Drive for Shawanaga First Nation.

For many years Dearcroft has been incorporating First Nations history and Indigenous teachings within our curriculum. As part of this ongoing commitment and as we further acknowledge the truth and reconciliation journey.  More than ever it is a time of reflection as we pursue a path of shared healing alongside the generations of First Nation families affected by this dark chapter in our shared history.

Thank you to Indigen artsy and @pass_the_feather_indigenous by Dawn Lehstoseran:nha (she keeps the feathers) for our ‘Every Child Matters’ t-shirts.   https://indigenartsy.com

Miigwetch!