Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month

Community Events for Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month

In February, 2017, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board was pleased to adopt a recommendation from its Indigenous Education Advisory Committee to recognize the month of November as Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month. The month of November was chosen because of other special dates and events in November, including Treaty Recognition Week, Louis Riel Day and Inuit Day.

All students, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, are enriched by learning about the histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples in Canada.

We are committed to championing Indigenous education, achievement and awareness in our schools and within our organization as a whole.

Several community events were scheduled for November 2018. 




Treaties Recognition Week is an opportunity to learn more about the importance of treaties in Ontario. Ontario is covered by 46 treaties and other agreements, such as land purchases by the Crown. These agreements were signed between 1781 and 1930.




Land Acknowledgement will begin daily in all KPR schools. The land acknowledgement used in our board is:

We would like to acknowledge that this school is located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga First Nations. 



The Angry Inuk  Screening  will be facilitated by Darryl Day, from Tungasuvvinatinuit, and will begin at 7:00 pm.

 International Inuit Day is on November 7.

Everyone is welcome.


More information about the film:




More than 7,000 First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War, and many Inuit, Métis and other Indigenous people also participated.


More information on Indigenous Veterans Day:


The Métis Fiddlers are a Toronto-based music group that is all about sharing Metis Music and culture. 

Born in Winnipeg, their goal is to spread awareness about their culture in a fun an exciting way!

This event has been moved to Bowmanville High School.

Learn more about the group:





Louis Riel Day Celebration- Flag Raising at the Education Centre



Treaty 20 Anniversary and Signing of the Friendship Accord

Selwyn Township Library in Bridgenorth from12:00 pm to 4:30 pm



Daytime Student conversations available for Live Streaming 10:30 am to 12:00 pm 

Public lecture/discussion 7:00 pm





Cottagers and Indians Matinee Performances for Schools







Market Hall performance at 7:00 pm 

50 complimentary tickets available for KPRDSB 

Click here for tickets


This play was written by Drew Hayden Taylor, a member of Curve Lake First Nation. Wild rice sparks a battle royale between an indigenous farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation.    




Indian Horse showing at Trent University – doors open at 4:45 pm, welcome and viewing at 5:20 pm and panel at 8:00 pm.

75 complimentary tickets available for KPRDSB

Based on the award winning best seller by Richard Wagamese. Many local children and youth are in this movie; some scenes were filmed at The Mount in Peterborough



November 5-9 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario

Treaties Recognition Week is a time to learn about the importance of treaties in Ontario.

Ontario is covered by 46 treaties and other agreements, such as land purchases by the Crown. These agreements were signed between 1781 and 1930.

Schools within the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board sit on land within the Williams Treaties of 1923, signed with the Mississauga and Chippewa Nations. The Williams Treaties First Nations include the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation, as well as other neighbouring First Nations.

Treaties helped to establish relationships between First Nations and Europeans, and between people and the land.

To learn more about Treaties and access other resources, please visit our Indigenous Education page.

You may also wish to visit the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation’s website:

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