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NWSD Treaty 6 & Métis Flag Raising Ceremony

June 29, 2022

On June 2, 2022, Northwest School Division held a Treaty 6 & Métis Flag Raising Ceremony in front of the school division office in Meadow Lake. Raising the flags signifies the valued relationship between Northwest School Division and our Indigenous partners and neighbours, and honours the land the school division is located on. As part of the ceremony, Elders smudged and blessed Treaty 6 and Métis flags for each of the schools in Northwest School Division. Teacher representatives from each school were present to receive the flags and will take them back to their schools to be proudly displayed.

 

A special thank you to Sean Bernard, Patricia Gervais, Terry Craig, and Elder Sid Fiddler for their thoughtful remarks. Northwest School Division would also like to thank the following people for their participation and support of the Flag Raising Ceremony: Sid Fiddler, Elder, Waterhen Lake First Nation Rose Richardson, Elder, Green Lake Alex Mistickokat, Elder, Waterhen Lake First Nation Merlin Seymour, Mayor, Meadow Lake Chief Jeremy Norman, Flying Dust First Nation Loretta King, Western Region 1 Representative, Métis Nation - Saskatchewan Duane Hauk, Director of Education, NWSD Terry Craig, Superintendent of Schools, NWSD Constable Mitch McMurphy, RCMP Flag Raisers: Constable Charles Gladue, Nathaniel Desjarlais, Sean Bernard, Trey Merasty Singers: Waterhen Jrs Pow Wow Dancers: David Kytwayhat, Echoing Thunder Kytwayhat, Vincent Kytwayhat O'Canada: Jubilee Elementary Grade Two Land Acknowledgement: NWSD Students Performance: Gateway Jiggers Ceremony Organizing Committee: Danene Kopperud, Patricia Gervais, Annie Whittle and Sid Fiddler Northwest School Division would like to thank Jordan Ness for the production of this video.