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Legacy Schools: Big Things are in Bloom this Spring at DWF!

Spring is in the air, and DWF has some exciting things in the works for Legacy Schools! We are offering Artist Ambassador workshops to 20 lucky Legacy School classes or youth groups, prizes for you and your colleague when they join the program, incredible DWF LIVE performances, and more! Check out everything you need to help continue your reconciliation journey below!

Legacy Schools: Catch up on all Things DWF!

So far, 2023 has been a busy year and we have no plans to slow down! From honouring Gord on his birthday to exciting DWF LIVE and Artist Ambassador visits, our Legacy Schools haven’t stopped finding new ways to take reconiliACTION. We’ve got lots going on to help you on your reconciliation journey, check out all the details below for more information!

New Year, New ReconciliACTIONs!

From 2023 Youth Ambassador Program applications opening, to new reconciliACTIONs and Legacy Spaces, here are just a few of the things we are working on at DWF!

More Daylight Means More Bright Ideas Coming Your Way!

2023 is here, and we have lots of great things planned for Legacy Schools! We’re busy updating our resources for your booster kits coming in the fall (please be sure to update your shipping and school information with us), going to several conferences in the coming months, and, of course, planning lots of great online programming through DWF LIVE!

Gichi Magoshe Giizhigan – Feast Day

Happy holidays from all of us at the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund!

Today marks the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. Many Indigenous people have special names, traditions, and teachings surrounding this day. For the Anishinaabe, for example, the winter solstice is known as Gichi Magoshe Giizhigan or Feast Day. It is a time for recognizing the changing seasons and preparing for winter.

2022: A Year in Review

Reconciliation is a collective journey with no clear endpoint and this year has further demonstrated how important that journey continues to be.

We would like to thank everyone who took reconciliACTION in 2022 and joined us on this journey to foster meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Here is a snapshot of how we built awareness and education and made connections to move reconciliation forward this year.

ReconciliACTION Doesn’t End in November

Between wrapping up Secret Path Week, new resources, and in-person events, there’s so much going on! We’ve added new resources to the Legacy Schools resources page to help you continue learning, growing, and teaching the youth you work with! We will also be visiting a variety of locations for in-person Artist Ambassador visits and conferences. We love seeing all the great reconciliACTIONs, so keep sending them our way so we can share!