Calgary students submit designs for new Indigenous $5 bill –

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202038 Views

February 24, 2020

The Bank of Canada is currently accepting nominations for who should be the face of the new $5 bill, and a group of Calgary students says it’s time for an Indigenous person to bear the honour.

Grade 7 students at the Calgary Academy have been researching Indigenous figures in Canadian history for the past two weeks.

Each student is designing their own $5 bill based on an Indigenous person they feel made an important contribution to Canada.
“I decided to honour Jackson Beardy because he created some of the Cree Indigenous artwork,” said 13-year-old Pierce Wilfur on Monday. “I knew I wanted to put some of his artwork on [the bill]… I looked into it more and figured [out] that he went to a residential school so I put that on the $5 bill.”

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