Jun. 17, 2021
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day which occurs annually on June 21st. The month of June is also recognized nationally as Indigenous History Month. The CBE is proud to acknowledge this day and month by celebrating and honouring the hard work and dedication of all graduating Grade 12 students who self-identify as Indigenous.
For more information on Indigenous education at the CBE, please visit our web page.
Indigenous Graduates Honoured
This June, the CBE Indigenous Education Team and all CBE high schools are acknowledging and celebrating the hard work and dedication of all graduating Grade 12 students who self-identify as Indigenous.
A graduation video has been created comprised of congratulatory messages from Elders and Knowledge Keepers as well as a Blackfoot honour song gifted to graduates by Frank and Darcy Turning Robe of the Siksika Nation. The video also features images of many of the graduates themselves and any message they wished to have shared. Each CBE high school has scheduled an online event in June to view the video with Indigenous graduates and their families.
The entire CBE community hopes that this video will serve as a reminder that their incredible accomplishment has not gone unnoticed and that the CBE and Indigenous community is incredibly proud of them.
*Graduation cap beaded by Barb Horsefall