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Future educators pay tribute to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Article first appeared in PAnow by Nigel Maxwell

Sep 29, 2023

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On the day prior to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a group of the province’s future teachers gathered along Prince Albert’s riverbank.

The event has become a proud tradition for the students at SUNTEP, who were also joined this year by students enrolled in the Gabriel Dumont Institute’s Adult Basic Education program.

Beige Unger, a third year faculty advisor and instructor at the school noted they are an indigenous program and that it’s very important for all the students to be involved in the community .

“They’re going to be going out into the schools and teaching their students about truth and reconciliation so having these experiences is so important,” she said

Rochelle Hing is a third year SUNTEP student and brought her young daughter along to Friday’s gathering. She explained it felt good to be a part of the cause. Her thoughts were also with the parents who lost loved ones. “Just to have my child here and be able to say goodnight to her as some of them did not get to,” she said.

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