Saugeen District Senior School to unveil Reconciliation Hall

Saugeen District Senior School in Port Elgin is unveiling their Reconciliation Hall Wednesday at the front entrance.

The school is a Downie-Wenjack Fund Legacy School which means they have the responsibility to “engage, empower and connect students to further reconciliation”.

This week the school is marking the days that Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack entered the Spirit World.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #63 is about building student capacity for “intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect”.

Representatives from Saugeen First Nation, including Elders Shirley John and Ningwakwe George, Councillor Melissa Snowdon, Program Co-ordinator for Advocacy for Healing Program, Lori Kewaquom, and contributing artists from Saugeen First Nation as well SDSS Reconciliation Team members will participate in the unveiling.

Due to technical constraints, the live and pre-recorded portions of the unveiling will be made into a video to be broadcast into classrooms on October 21.