Flag raising to recognize First Nations and Métis

Red Deer Public Schools acknowledge Truth and Reconciliation

Red Deer Public Schools is taking the next step in its Truth and Reconciliation journey by raising Treaty Six, Treaty Seven and Métis Nation flags during a ceremony from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday.

The flags will be on permanent display in front of the school district’s office, at 4747 53 St.

Flying the flags is the district’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recognition of the First Nations and Métis people, as well as recognizing the history and treaties of this area.

Special guests at the ceremony will include First Nation elders Corky Jonasson and Lynn Jonasson; community elder Rosena Winnie; Elder’s Advisory Council chair John Ermineskin; treaty advisor Norrine Saddleback; Métis Nation Local member Raye St. Deny; Red Deer Public Schools board chair Bev Manning; Mayor Tara Veer, and Red Deer North MLA Kim Schreiner.

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