Jennifer Williams, a teacher at Bert Church High School (BCHS) has been piloting a Social Justice class that encourages students to immerse themselves in topics that include the experience of Asian Canadians, the history and current issues faced by Black Canadians, feminism, ableism, and the history and current issues faced by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

"Through class discussions and inquiry projects, students explore their views and how they can make a difference," stated a press release from Rocky View Schools. " As an act of 'Reconcili-Action', BCHS also reintroduced Indigenous Studies courses in which students research various cultures and their history including exploring the history and culture of the Métis, and the impact of treaties and other legislation, and the legacy of residential schools."

The focus of the courses is on inquiry and exploration of personal views based on historical and current events. 

The high school is also looking to build a reconciliation garden on the school’s grounds.

"Input of Indigenous elders into the design and process will be integral. The project involves students from across the school, including Indigenous Studies, art, construction, biology and foods classes. A long-term project, the garden is expected to be built within four to five years."

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