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Monday, November 22nd, 2021

November is Indigenous Awareness Month

Language Matters: Indigenous or Aboriginal?

There have been many terms used to define the First Peoples of this land. Here are some of the terms explained.

In 1492, believing he had landed in India, Christopher Columbus referred to the peoples living in this land as “Indians.”  Unfortunately, even though Columbus was no where near India, the term stuck.  It is no longer a term that is used.  It tends to make people cringe when the term “Indian” is used to refer to Indigenous People because it has been used as a racial slur toward so many generations of First Nations Peoples.

The term “Native” was also formerly a commonly used term but is considered uncivil and rarely used in respectful conversations. (It implies these peoples are uncivilized- which they are not.)

The term Aboriginal Peoples was widely used by government and many national groups. However, there is a movement toward no longer using this term. The reason is because in Latin the prefix ab- translates to “away from” or “not”.  This then makes the word ab-original translate to “not original” when Indigenous Peoples are in fact the original peoples of this land. 

The term Indigenous Peoples refers to all First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.

Also avoid saying “Canada’s Indigenous Peoples” as this implies Canada’s ownership of Indigenous People.  Instead use Indigenous Peoples in Canada. 

It is important to respect Indigenous Peoples by using the correct terminology.

Bob Joseph · for CBC News · Posted: Sep 21, 2016 8:00 PM ET | Last Updated: September 21, 2016

Team Hmmm Dota 2, roster, matches, statistics

Today’s Quizzle (From Maxwell, Max, Alex, Shaun and Cole in Mrs. Cilia’s Grade 4 Class)

If yesterday is today and today is tomorrow, what is tomorrow? (in this case the answer is not Saturday!)

Answer: Today

Today’s Quizzle: (From Erben P in Mrs. Noventa’s Grade 8 Class)

What do you call something with no body and no nose?

Just a note about Quizzles – Keep those riddles coming! While jokes are fun, they aren’t riddles…

From Mrs. Johnston in the Library…

Check out this new book!

Picture Book: I Am Enough by Grace Byers, Pictures by Keturah A. Bobo

Student Announcements:

Intermediate Reading Club/Book Exchange occurs on Monday, Thursday and Friday at first recess? Maximum 20 students, sign in and only sit with your cohort.

Colouring Club will take place in the Library at lunch today for those with passes.

iDARE Monthly Contests!

The student iDARE committee will be holding monthly contests. We will show you an image that is designed to make you think and think deeply. Here is our November contest image.

The “un-” state of mind: Learning to unlearn.. · De Appel Curatorial  Programme

Submit a response to our Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/dtjbskww The last day to submit a response is now next Friday! The draw will be on November 30th. Get your response submitted for a prize! Our iDARE students will be around to tell you all about them today and tomorrow.

Staff Announcements:

PT Payback Schedule today has been cancelled. Mlle. Habashy’s AM classes have been cancelled and Mrs. Bakare’s PM classes have been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please remember to record for yourself that your PT was banked today.

If there are any big issues with the Picture Day schedule, please let Mrs. Stephens know asap. The schedule will go live to parents at lunch.

Stephens, KellyMonday, November 22nd, 2021