Horn-Miller, Tootoo inspire at SD 57 Indigenous Day of Learning

Waneek Horn-Miller and Jordin Tootoo delivered inspirational keynote addresses during an Indigenous Day of Learning in School District No. 57 on Monday.

 Horn-Miller is an Oka survivor who went on to become a Canadian Olympian in water polo and a well-known activist for Indigenous rights. Tootoo, meanwhile, has the distinction of being the first person of Inuk heritage to play in the National Hockey League. Both shared their stories with SD 57 teachers, administrators and UNBC education students at Vanier Hall and helped shine spotlights on topics such as overcoming adversity and the true meaning of reconciliation.

 Thanks to the powerful presentations given by Horn-Miller and Tootoo, current teachers and administrators who were in attendance -- as well as future teachers -- will be able to put some valuable tools and insights to use on behalf of SD 57 students.

We are very grateful to Waneek and Jordin for taking time out of their busy schedules to come to Prince George.