On June 21, 2017, all nine Superior North Catholic District School Board schools were honoured to join in the celebrations to honour National Aboriginal
Day. On this day, throughout the district, our students and educators took part in various events celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements
of First Nation, Inuit and Metis people.
In one of our Northern Schools, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, in partnership with Ginoogaming First Nation, hosted the Aboriginal Day festivities
in Longlac. Ginoogaming First Nation, the OPP, and Anishinabek Police Services led students from all three school boards on a National Aboriginal Day
Parade around town. The parade ended at Our Lady of Fatima School with an opening ceremony led by elder Victor Chapais, GFN Chief Celia Echum, with
drumming from former student Dallas Fisher, Mr. Vandenbroek, and SNCDSB primary Native Language and Culture students. The students participated in
a smudge, singing and then feasted on delicious bannock!