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Indigenization Process

Selwyn Indigenous students & alumni

Indigenous Student Committee

In 2019, Indigenous students at Selwyn House came together informally to connect, support one another and talk about what matters to them. With the support of Mr. Deegan and Ms. Prieur, the group has developed ideas and goals that it feels are important to recognize and share with the school community. Their first idea was to create awareness about the significance of Orange Shirt Day and to teach us all about the devastating effects of residential schools in Canada. The boys created a powerful that was shared widely and sold orange shirts in the hopes that the truth of our nation’s past would be discussed and discovered. 

The goal of the ISC in the 2021-22 school year is to develop a meaningful land acknowledgment for the school community. The boys meet bi-weekly to discuss ideas and create new initiatives in alignment with the indigenization process.