|SD52 has commenced with their Video archiving of Board Meetings, with
the October 12th session making for the debut of the new program
The most recent gathering of the Prince Rupert Board of Education marked the debut of their new video Archie program, the elected officials of the School Board following up their plans first announced in September to provide for a permanent record of their monthly sessions.
The October 12 session, which was a virtual session with participants engaged through zoom began with a land acknowledgement from Board Chair Kate Toye.
"I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered tonight on the unceeded traditional territory of the Coast Tsimshian, Sm'algyax speaking people"
With the Chair adding her own perspective to the path forward on reconciliation.
"I would also like to acknowledge that as an uninvited guest, I believe it's my responsibility to educate myself about the Coast Tsimshian people's relationship to the land their culture and their history "
As the session was the first to be recorded, the Board Chair also offered some guidance for participants on the evening.
Superintendent Andrew Samoil took over from that point to introduce the first item of the night's agenda.
That a presentation from Erika Boker from Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School related to their Garden Project, which just completed the first year of its program with planning now underway for Year 2 of a three year program.
Ms. Boker also noted of the assistance from EcoTrust Canada's Charles Gerein, who is the manager of the community garden on Second Avenue West.