The Red Deer Public School District will be flying flags representing First Nations and Métis peoples.
On Wednesday, the Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 flags and the Métis Nation of Alberta flag will be raised at 11 a.m. at the district office.
Elders and First Nations and Métis representatives will be attending the event along with Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and Red Deer North MLA Kim Schreiner.
“By raising the flags and having them on permanent display in front of the school district office, we are acknowledging the traditional lands the school district is on, honouring the First Nations and Métis people, as well as recognizing the history and treaties of this area,” says the district in its “Around the District” publication.
The district also says the event marks how it is “moving forward in its Truth and Reconciliation journey.”