Education Day at LakeheadU

The City of Thunder Bay’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Committee hosted Education Day at Lakehead University today, and many Lakehead Public Schools elementary students were pleased to take part in it! Education Day is one component of the Cmmittee’s celebrations organized annually in June. The day prioritizes the celebration of Indigenous knowledge and culture through partnerships with local organizations to engage Elders, knowledge carriers, artists, and performers to facilitate a variety of cultural activities. Students experienced storytelling, arts, traditional teachings, and learning stations.

Education Day is an opportunity for members of school communities to learn more about Indigenous peoples and their fundamental contributions to Canada. Students had the opportunity to participate in many different activity stations. They learned about the significance of the strawberry to Anishinaabe people, received teachings about kindness, respect, birchbark, crafts, drumming, and moose calling. 

Lakehead Public Schools was pleased to celebrate today’s activities alongside local partners in attendance: Fort William First Nation, Lakehead University; Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre; Thunder Bay Catholic; Regional Multicultural Youth Council; Elder Sheila Decorte; Thunder Bay Public Library; Niijii Mentorship Program; Confederation College; LU Anthropology; and Beendigen.

Lakehead Public Schools thanks the City of Thunder Bay’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Committee for coordinating today’s events!