Wednesday, May 10 marks two important days for the students at MMS. We will be recognizing two events: Bear Witness Day and Conscious Kindness Day.
Bear Witness Day – Jordan’s Principle
Students are encouraged to bring a Teddy Bear to school to recognize and learn about Jordan’s Principle.
Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle intended to ensure that First Nations children do not experience, delay, denial, or disruption of services that are normally available to all other children. Teddy Bears were one of Jordan’s favourite things.
‘This year marks 10 years since Jordan’s Principle was unanimously passed in the House of Commons. Last year the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle by May 10, 2016.
Jordan’s Principle ensures that First Nations young people receive the same public services as all other young people in the country. With another year passed, First Nations children continue to face discrimination in accessing government services on the same terms as other kids.
Show your support and “Bear Witness” to Jordan’s Principle Implementation by bringing your bears to daycare, school or work on May 10th. Host a Jordan’s Principle “bear birthday party”, coffee break or lunch to learn more about Jordan’s Principle and to honour Jordan River Anderson!
Find out more about Jordan’s Principle and don’t forget to tweet and post your photos using the hashtags #JordansPrinciple and #Waiting4UCanada.
The above from: https://fncaringsociety.com/events/bear-witness-day
Learn more about Jordan’s Principle by watching this video.
Secondly, May 10 is also Conscious Kindness Day
Let’s create the kind of community where everyone feels welcome, valued & loved! On May 10th, be kind to your friends, your neighbours, your coworkers, your staff, your customers…or to perfect strangers on the street. Share it with #KindMB—because we’re province-wide this year! <3