I just wanted to send a little note your way to tell you how proud I was of your children today, during the mass Blanket Exercise with Dawne Knockwood.
Each and every one of the students were extremely respectful and engaged in the hour we spent listening and demonstrating how Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples’ rights and liberties were/are infringed upon. I was touched by the empathy displayed and impressed by the critical thinking shared during our talking circle.
I hope they shared some of that with you, tonight. It was a wonderful activity that ties nicely with what we have learned and are about to learn in the new year, but mostly it was a valuable exercise in community and I was very proud to be a part of it.