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G.S. Lakie students learn about Secret Path Gord Downie Project

This week, G.S. Lakie Middle School students participated in a special Truth and Reconciliation Week activity.
Students learned about Chanie Wenjack's story and the Secret Path Gord Downie Project, in preparation for Thursday's story walk.
The story walk began in the Learning Commons with a presentation by Sheridan Mustard, before students headed outside to collect their orange rock.
A number of stands were placed outside Lakie, which featured pages of the Secret Path graphic novel. Spots were designated for classes to stop and participate in a teacher-led thinking routine about what they noticed on certain pages of the book.
After making their way around the school grounds, students stopped by the outdoor classroom for a presentation from Jennifer Melting Tallow, who spoke about the significance of the Medicine Wheel to Indigenous cultures.
Following the presentation students were invited to place their rock in the designated area to make a Medicine Wheel design. As they placed it, they were invited to reflect on what they would like to do in terms of taking a step towards reconciliation. 

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