On April 2nd the Vancouver School Board (VSB) formally approved the naming of the new K-8 school in the UBC area after the well respect Elder, the late Norma Rose Point. I offer my thanks to her family for agreeing to have Rose’s name placed on this new school and to the school board for taking such an important step forward.
This is good news indeed. The naming process was initiated by the VSB last fall. Many suggestions were offered, but at the end of the day the VSB decided to recognize and honour Norma ‘Rose’ Point.
This is an historic moment for the VSB. Taking this decisive action shows a sea change in administrative values and a growing respect and recognition on the part of educators as to the importance of our Indigenous past AND present in Vancouver and in British Columbia .
I am pleased that this has has taken place and honoured to have had a tiny part in this moment.
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