Reconciliation Hall unveiled at Saugeen District Senior School

by Nancie Darlington-Smith
Photos by Aurora Jacobi Photography (SDSS student)

Saugeen District Senior School’s (SDSS) Reconciliation Team unveiled a space dedicated to answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action 63iii: “Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect.”

Hosting guests and contributors, including representatives from Saugeen First Nation, SDSS and the Bluewater District School Board, a live and virtual assembly occurred on October 20th.

Thanks to the technical expertise of SDSS teacher Dan Weigand, the event was compiled into a video to be broadcast into classrooms and shared with guests from afar.

The transformation of SDSS’s front hall into ‘Reconciliation Hall’ was unveiled, complete with a museum-style display and information, along with a table surrounding a collaborative art piece from Treaty Week 2019.

This day was a year in the making – a year that exposed a hidden history to many Canadians.

      To view the entire Reconciliation Ceremony, CLICK HERE