Indigenous name chosen for elementary school in north Oshawa opening this fall – INsauga

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202414 Views

July 9, 2024

A new elementary school in north Oshawa may have been delayed a year while the Province dragged their feet letting the project go to tender but the school is finally set to open its doors this fall.

And now the school has a name: Maamawi iyaawag Public School, which means ‘they are gathered here together’ in the Anishinaabemowin language.

The name for the school, located at the corner of Windfields Farm Drive and Wintergrace Avenue in the rapidly growing Windfields neighbourhood, was approved at a Durham District School Board meeting on June 24 after consultation with the Indigenous and broader school community.

“The Naming Committee felt strongly that an Indigenous school name would demonstrate allyship, action and commitment to truth and reconciliation,” declared a statement from the board, adding that the name will provide staff, students and the community with an opportunity to “learn and grow together.”

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