This morning, I was at École River Heights School for their National Indigenous Day activities. The students have put a lot of effort into understanding the history of indigenous people in Manitoba and in Canada. Their efforts highlight the achievements of indigenous people - for example Daphne Odjig, a brilliant and famous indigenous artist who spent a critical period of her artistic career in Chemawawin and Winnipeg in Manitoba (see poster below). They also learned about residential schools and the 60s scoop. During my visit I talked to Eve Einarson about her report on Poverty and was escorted to various rooms and displays by Grace Baker and Aidan Fuith. Thank you Grace, Aidan and Eve.
With Eve Einarson
With Grace Baker and Aidan Fuith