Students in northern AB gather for residential school education day

June 3, 2015

Elementary school students from five northern Alberta communities recently gathered for an education day about Canada’s residential schools. More than 400 students came together in Calling Lake, AB, for a day of storytelling, art, and music focused on the history of residential schools and their impact on individuals and communities. Last year, then-Minister of Aboriginal Relations Frank Oberle announced that residential school history would be added to the provincial curriculum. While the new curriculum is being developed, many educators have taken the initiative to develop lessons related to residential schools; the education day was designed to further enhance the lessons learned in the classroom and to recognize the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Edmonton Journal