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World premiere of Heroes: Indigenous Role Models on horizon

Series highlights the stories, successes and life experiences of a variety of individuals with First Nation, Métis or Inuit heritage
Simcoe County District School Board Education Centre1
Simcoe County District School Board Education Centre. Photo provided

NEWS RELEASE
SIMCOE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
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On Nov. 21, the SCDSB will host the world premiere of the Heroes: Indigenous Role Models video, comic book and poster series. The series highlights the stories, successes and life experiences of a variety of individuals with First Nation, Métis or Inuit heritage.

The launch event includes special screenings for SCDSB students and staff during the day and a world premiere event in the evening.

When: Nov. 21, 2018, Student and staff screening - 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Premiere event - 6 p.m.
Where: SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst

The premiere event at 6 p.m. is open to members of the community. Please register in advance online.

The Heroes series is intended to foster awareness that all of our students, including Indigenous students, need to see themselves reflected in our schools, have positive role models and be inspired.

The idea for the series was born through discussions with community elders and knowledge keepers. It focuses on strong, resilient and positive Indigenous role models from different First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, their lives, cultures and languages. 

To honour 2019 as the United Nations Year of Indigenous languages, each comic book has been printed in English and the corresponding Indigenous language. These resources were produced through the support of the SCDSB to be used in our schools, and beyond, to benefit all of our children.

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