Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Schools to Acknowledge Aboriginal Territory in Daily Announcements

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Schools to Acknowledge Aboriginal Territory in Daily Announcements

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Schools to acknowledge aboriginal territory

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Halifax students will be getting a daily reminder that their schools sit on traditional Mi'kmaq territory starting this fall.

The Halifax Regional School Board unanimously agreed late Wednesday to have an acknowledgment read out as part of morning announcements in schools.

The statement will read: "We acknowledge that we are in Mi'kma'ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people."

It will also be used in board offices as part of any official ceremony or event.

Halifax school board meetings now start with a similar statement that reads: "We acknowledge that this meeting is being held on Mi'kmaq territory.''

Daniel Paul, a Mi'kmaq elder, said he believes increased education on indigenous history is key to moving towards reconciliation. …

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