Oak Park High School unveils outdoor Indigenous classroom

September 21, 2022
Oak Park High School in Winnipeg has celebrated the recent unveiling of an outdoor Indigenous classroom. The classroom is designed to be a place for ceremony, authentic teaching, and work toward reconciliation, and is a response to student calls for more engagement with Indigenous practices, traditions, and teachings. It includes a Bison rubbing stone at the centre and an oxcart wheel to honour the Métis people. The classroom’s creation was sparked by ideas shared by Jodi Fourre, who was a Grade 10 student at the time and has since graduated. “I showed them [my ideas] without knowing what would come of them … and now I’m a graduate and I’m sitting here on an idea I made when I was in Grade 10. It’s very inspiring,” said Fourre. CBC | CTV News (MB)