5 Goal 3: To Achieve Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Students How are schools celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month? This month, all schools began reading this statement during morning announcements: We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. This will continue to be a daily acknowledgement in schools and at special events. Students and staff at Sackville Heights Junior High School decided to take it a step further this month and explore each of the Seven Sacred Teachings (truth, love, respect, courage, honesty, humility and wisdom) in video vignettes that follow the daily an- nouncement. The short videos feature students and staff explaining each teaching and then describing what that teaching looks like in the context of their school. In this video, which combines all seven teachings, teacher Jessica Dupuy describes why the school took this approach. At Nelson Whynder Elementary, Principal Valerie MacIntyre has been going classroom to classroom each day sharing a Mi’kmaq Word of the Day with students. Following a recent school-wide pancake breakfast celebration, she took the opportunity to have students show special guests the words they learned. Check it out! Schools throughout HRSB have been sharing how they’re celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month via Twitter. Thanks for sharing!