Students Participate in Shannen's Dream Campaign
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School students from grade 3 to 8 learned about the Shannen's Dream Campaign and took it upon themselves to become agents of change. After learning about Shannen's campaign, all students wrote letters to the Prime Minister advocating for equalized funding for First Nations Schools.
On Friday, November 10th, students at Our Lady of Lourdes had the opportunity to talk and discuss this important initiative with the Member of Parliament who brought in the Bill to the House, Charlie Angus.
Charlie Angus thanked Our Lady of Lourdes students for taking on a leadership role in this endeavor. This opportunity raised awareness with our students about the importance of all students having equality in their education. The campaign provides opportunities for children and youth of all backgrounds to collaborate, think creatively about the future and inspire one another to lead social change.
Education is the second priority area of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, released in June 2015. In the report, the TRC calls on Canada to provide culturally based education for First Nations children and to educate all Canadians about Aboriginal peoples to prepare them for the important work of reconciliation.
"School isn't a building, it's a hope project" Charlie Angus