November is Indigenous Awareness Month at the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). Throughout the month of November and during this school year, students and staff will acknowledge the contributions and legacy of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Days of Importance:

  • Treaties Recognition Week will be celebrated November 1-7, 2021. Resources have been provided to elementary schools to educate students about the importance of treaties and how they have helped to shape the province of Ontario.​
  • Inuit Day, November 7, 2021. On this day we recognize the cultures, histories, contemporary contexts and rich contributions of Inuit peoples in our community and across the country. 
  • National Indigenous Veterans Day, November 8, 2021.  This is a memorial day observed in Canada in recognition of Indigenous contributions to military service, particularly in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. 
  • Louis Riel Day, November 16, 2021. Louis Riel was a great Métis leader who helped his people form a government and become part of the newly created Dominion of Canada in 1870. ​

Virtual Family Paint Night with Anishinaabe Artist, Moses Lunham

Join the HCDSB Indigenous Education team for a virtual paint night hosted by Anishinaabe Artist Moses Lunham as we continue on our journey of Treaty understandings.

Get your paint supplies and join the virtual paint night for 2 hours of artistic guidance! No prior artistic experience is necessary to get involved. However, those interested in participating can prepare for the art session by collecting the following art supplies.

Fallen Leaves ~ Virtual Family Paint Night

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Required art supplies

A link to the live event will be available on the scheduled time and day of the presentation on the Grandmother’s Voice YouTube Channel:

If you have any questions, please contact Sherry Saevil, Indigenous Education Advisor at: saevils@hcdsb.org.