Celebrating Indigenous History Month

JUNE 1, 2021 -- June is Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous communities. It is a time to recognize and learn about the sacrifices, cultures, contributions and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and to continue the work of the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action.

This month also marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21st.

Supervisor of Instruction Receives SSLA Award

MAY 31, 2021 -- Congratulations to Juanita Redekopp-McKeown for receiving the Art Forgay Award of Recognition of Administrators for 2020 from the Saskatchewan School Library Association! Juanita has been Regina Public Schools' Supervisor of Instruction since 2008 and has shown outstanding leadership in the areas of school libraries, teacher-librarians, literacy, copyright, textbooks and learning resources, among many other responsibilities.

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Director's Statement, Kamloops Residential School

May 31, 2021 -- This past weekend, we learned the tragic news that new forensic technology had located the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the Kamloops, British Columbia, Indian Residential School. We have lowered all flags across the Division to show our respect.

On behalf of Regina Public Schools, Trustees of the Regina Board of Education,  its employees, students and families we offer our deepest condolences to the B.C. Nation of Tk’emlúps te Secwe’pemc (Kamloops Indian Band), to Chief Rosanne Casimir, and to all Indigenous families who have felt personal and family loss and continued intergenerational trauma.

Pride 2021

MAY 28, 2021 -- Throughout Saskatchewan, June is known as Gender and Sexual Diversity Pride Month! It is a time when the world’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and allies come together to celebrate acceptance, human rights and diversity.

In Regina Public Schools, it is important that we demonstrate our Shared Values that include belonging and respect. As a school division, we are committed to ensuring that schools and workplaces are inclusive and protected environments where 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students, families and allies feel included, protected and respected.