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Indigenous Student Success Awards

Indigenous Student Success Awards

Using criteria created by staff, students and Elders, schools will select award recipients representing each of the Seven Grandfather Teachings:

Bravery – Aakedhewin – The bear
Honesty – Gwekwaadziwin – The raven
Humility – Dbaadendiziwin – The wolf
Love – Zaagidwin – The eagle
Respect – Mnaadendmowin – The buffalo
Truth – Debwewin – The turtle
Wisdom – Nbwaakaawin – The beaver

These awards were originally created at the Mishko-Ode-Wendam School, a Rainbow school in partnership with Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre and are now implemented in all Rainbow secondary schools.