The Saskatchewan government recently provided approximately $140,000 in grants to school divisions to advance truth and reconciliation education in the province.
Schools and school divisions were encouraged to apply for this one-time grant of $5,000 to provide students with the opportunity to learn about, and from, Indigenous history.
The Chinook School Division applied for the grant and received funds for a Treaty 4 flag raising at the Maple Creek Composite and Sidney Street schools.
They will also collaborate with the Nekaneet First Nation to support student learning and well-being by purchasing culturally sensitive materials in classroom libraries and will continue to invite elders and knowledge keepers into classrooms.
Superintendent of Schools for Chinook, Steve Michaluk said, "It's important work really what we're doing here and in the school division. We value our relationship certainly with our Nekaneet partners and they're going to be involved in our planning."