The new school in Seven Oaks won’t be named to honour Indigenous culture – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2020605 Views

February 4, 2020

WINNIPEG — The name of a new school being built on Templeton Avenue in Winnipeg will remain in place for now, after a group of students made a case for calling it something different.

Seven Oaks School Division said it will be going ahead with the original plan to name the facility Templeton School, though last week a group of students presented ideas to name the school to honour Indigenous culture.

On Monday night the school division’s superintendent said it will keep with a longstanding practice of naming schools after their geographic locations, but that Templeton School will still recognize and celebrate Indigenous culture.

“They still have a substantial commitment to reconciliation through language programming, divisional powwow, powwow clubs, affirmative action with staffing, all kinds of things and that commitment remains strong,” said superintendent Brian O’Leary.

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