Land and People Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with respect the history and culture of the peoples with whom Treaty 6 was signed and the land upon which Elk Island Public Schools reside. We also acknowledge the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.

We recognize our responsibility as Treaty members and honour the heritage and gifts of the First Peoples.

We commit to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation.

Project of Heart

Project of Heart was created by a teacher, Sylvia Smith, in Ottawa, Ont. to acknowledge and commemorate the lives of the thousands of Indigenous families, communities and children who were affected by and/or died as a result of the residential school experience. Since the inception of the project, more than 100 schools from across Canada have implemented Project of Heart in their own classrooms. Find out more