Human and Environmental Rights Museum Night

Posted April 4, 2019

Please join us on April 10, 2019 from 5 -7pm to celebrate Aberfoyle Public School’s Human and Environmental Rights Museum Open House.

 

Opening Ceremonies in the Gym- 5:00- 5:15 PM

Our evening will begin in the gym with a special guest speaker, Nancy Rowe, who is a Mississauga, Ojibwe of the Anishinaabek Nation located at New Credit First Nation, ON. Nancy holds an honors BA in Indigenous Studies and Political Science. She is an educator, consultant and a Traditional Practitioner of Anishinaabek lifeways, views and customary practices. The Aberfoyle Intermediate Choir will also perform during the opening ceremonies.

View Exhibits- 5:15-7:00 PM (located in classrooms)

 

Please Help Support our Student Activists!

Aberfoyle Public School students have embraced two very important aspects of human and environmental rights and have pledged to raise money for these causes.

1)Moccasin Project Bake Sale:

As a way to make an impact in our greater community, our Grade 8 cohort has decided to take action by supporting the Moccasin Project: So They Can Go Home. The Moccasin Project: Da-giiwewaat  is a national campaign to raise awareness about child apprehension impacting Indigenous children in Canada. Through education and citizen action, this organization’s goal is to eradicate racism and bring children home to their families and communities. This Moccasin Project is calling on everyone to get involved and help make 165,000 moccasins for Indigenous children affected by the child welfare system of Canada.

Student activists in our Grade 8 cohort have prepared a bake sale to help support the Moccasin Project. These items will be sold during the Human and Environmental Rights Museum on April 10 from 5:15 pm-7 pm located in our Library Learning Commons. All items will be $1.00. Please help support this cause!

 

2) Water Rights Fundraiser:

Ms. Robbers’ Grade 1/2  class is very excited to share our “Wish for Clean Water” experience with everyone. We have been focusing on the importance of protecting and conserving water. The idea behind the students wanting to create a wishing well in our class was inspired by the book “The Water Walker” by Joanne Robertson. It is a story about a woman named Josephine Mandamin (Nokomis), who trekked the shores of all five Great Lakes to bring attention to issues threatening Canada’s largest natural resource – water.

A wishing well will be located in our class where you are welcome to come and make a wish for clean water and make a monetary donation. All of the money raised will be donated to an organization chosen by Autumn Peltier, one of Canada’s youngest water protectors and granddaughter of Josephine Mandamin. I have had the pleasure of messaging with Autumn and her mother in regards to how we could support ending long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities. We hope to see you all granting your wish for clean water at the wishing well.

 

Thank you in advance for supporting the students of Aberfoyle Public School. We hope to see you there for our celebration of human and environmental rights!

 

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