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PHOTOS: WCPS recognizes Red Dress Day

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) held a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit event at their division office in Ponoka on May 5.
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WCPS superintendent Tim De Ruyck. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) held a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit event at their division office in Ponoka on May 5.

There was a short program with some guest speakers, as well as a Red Dress photography display, followed by an awareness walk from the office to the Ponoka Secondary Campus and back.

Student groups were invited to attend the event, spend some time viewing the gallery, to join in the walk, and then enjoy bannock and tea at the division office.

Elders, drummers, division office leadership, along with students and staff from Ponoka Elementary School, Ponoka Secondary Campus and The BRICK Learning Centre gathered to pay tribute, to advocate and to remember.

“Wolf Creek Public Schools is honoured to walk alongside elders, students and community in reconciliation,” reads a statement from WCPS.

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Erin Tisdale, WCPS First Nations, Metis and Indigenous student success coordinator, speaks to students May 5. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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(WCPS/Vince Burke)


Emily Jaycox

About the Author: Emily Jaycox

I’m Emily Jaycox, the editor of Ponoka News and the Bashaw Star. I’ve lived in Ponoka since 2015 and have over seven years of experience working as a journalist in central Alberta communities.
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