b'October is Mikmaq History Month A time to honour & celebrate the Mikmaw wayOctober 1 is Treaty Day in Nova Scotia, which is a day to honour and affirm the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed by the crown and the Mikmaw nation. Its also the first day of Mikmaq History Month. This begins a month of learning and growing our understanding about our shared history. To learn more about Treaty Education in Nova Scotia, click here. We are all Treaty People. This years theme is about Mikmaq Plant Knowledge & Use. Click to download the official poster. Paths to Reconciliation In January 2020, students at Eric Graves Memorial Junior High (EGMJH) had the opportunity to explore Canadas residential school story though an experiential history lesson thats making its way across the country.The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Orange Shirt Society launched the Paths to Reconciliation Tour by visiting schools across the country to help students learn about the intergenerational impact of residential schools on Indigenous People.The tour introduces students to Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor whose personal story inspired Orange Shirt Day. Then, students are invited to participate in workshops using the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (IPAC) Giant Floor Map.The purpose is to use experiential learning to help students grasp the complexity, geography and the lasting impacts of the Canadas residential school history.What did EGMJH students learn? Find out in this video: Students & staff in HRCE schools wear orange on #OrangeShirtDay to honour Residential School survivors, victims & their families. Click below to learn more.REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS REPORT | SEPTEMBER 2020 3'