Elder John Sinclair, a Knowledge Keeper from Good Fish Lake First Nation and Ermineskin First Nation, led an opening welcome at Chinook’s Edge flag blessing ceremony. (Contributed photo).

Elder John Sinclair, a Knowledge Keeper from Good Fish Lake First Nation and Ermineskin First Nation, led an opening welcome at Chinook’s Edge flag blessing ceremony. (Contributed photo).

Chinook’s Edge schools to fly Indigenous flags

Indigenous flags will be raised at Chinook’s Edge schools this spring as an act of inclusion and reconciliation.

The flags that representing multiple First Nations and Metis Communities will honour the division’s ongoing commitment to ensure a welcoming culture to all students and families.

The flags will instill a sense of pride in Indigenous children and their communities. And the school division, which embraces Indigenous learning, also is continuing its efforts in reconciliation.

Chinook’s Edge superintendent Kurt Sacher thanked the many people whose work is bringing this important recognition to all students and staff throughout the division.

“This is a historic moment for our school division, and one that fills us with tremendous pride as we continue to make authentic steps forward with respect to truth and reconciliation,” said Sacher, who attended a flag blessing ceremony held last week with Elders from Treaty 6 and 7 and the Metis Nation.

“What we have witnessed today is an important step,” he added, noting “in Chinook’s Edge, our actions will always speak louder than our words.”

Chinook's Edge School Division

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