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.
Jordan's Principle - Protocol - JP Application Protocol NWSD
What is Jordan's Principle?
The Jordan's Principle Handbook includes information on the program, eligibility, and application information.
Jordan's Principle Handbook
SK Region Jordan's Principle Application - individual
SK Region Jordan's GROUP Principle Application 2020 - group
Jordan's Principle Youth Public Service Announcement