Ecole Lumsden Elementary Assembly

Annual Truth & Reconciliation Day honoured with Orange Shirt Day

Terri Young

September 29, 2023

The Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed May 21 to 27 treaties recognition week in the province. Treaties Recognition Week was first proposed by students in the Grade 5 class at Ecole Lumsden Elementary and their teacher, Mr. Justin Freitag.

A ceremonial Treaty 4 flag raising was held in November 2022, partially due to the momentum created from one year's Grade 5 class to the following year. Justin Freitag said, "Our vision was that Treaties Recognition Week would help connect all the people of Saskatchewan. From border to border to border to border."

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