Director's Statement - Marieval Indian Residential School

JUNE 24, 2021 -- This morning, many of us woke up to the tragic news of another discovery of unknown buried remains. The Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of hundreds of unmarked burial sites on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School. According to a news conference with Chief Cadmus Delorme, it is unknown how many of these unmarked graves contain children or adults. The initial count may be as high as 751 unmarked graves according to the initial search. We have lowered all flags at all of our facilities, and many schools and staff members will be wearing orange to show their respect and grief about this horrific discovery.

SVRP Recipients Announced!

JUNE 21, 2021 -- The Regina Board of Trustees and Regina Public Schools are very pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Shared Values Recognition Program (SVRP) award.

These 10 recipients were nominated by their colleagues and their school community because of how they exemplify the Shared Values: I am responsible; I want to know; I belong and I respect.

Recipients were chosen by a selection committee comprised of the Board of Trustees.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Shared Values Recognition Program award recipients, and thank you to all those who took the time to send in nominations. Your participation makes the SVRP possible.

Student Videos Included in Program for National Indigenous Peoples Day

JUNE 18, 20212 -- Congratulations to the Communication Media 30 students at Scott Collegiate and the ELA A10 students at F.W. Johnson Collegiate! These students worked collaboratively with the Nakoda AV Club, an Indigenous-led group operating on the Morley reserve (between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains) in Alberta. These partnerships were orchestrated by Tomas Jonsson with the Regina Public Library’s Dunlop Art Gallery.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

JUNE 18, 2021 -- Every June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly called National Aboriginal Peoples Day). It was chosen as the same day as the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) for its important symbolism to many Indigenous peoples. This is a special day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.