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Western SD staff zero in on Indigenous education issues during Tuesday PD day – PembinaValleyOnline

Oct 06 2023

Western School Division (WSD) took advantage of having no kids in school on Tuesday and worked on professional development (PD) with their staff on Indigenous education issues.

Tuesday’s provincial election meant schools across the province needed to be closed for an administration day or PD day.

WSD Superintendent Stephen Ross said they hosted Kyle Mason from Winnipeg to talk to staff about reconciliation, and the challenges ahead as they continue to work through existing issues.

Ross noted the day also gave colleagues and peers the chance to work together on opportunities that are ahead for them “to do better” going forward.

“It’s going to be continuing to work together through these issues, trying to continue to have conversations that are productive as we move ahead. Trying to share understandings of realities that occurred,” said Ross. “(And), helping people understand generational trauma and its effect on communities as a whole, and on everyone that’s part of our society today.”

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