Golden Hills School Division held its Student Chief and Council Inauguration for the 2019-2020 school year on March 5, 2020, at the Strathmore Civic Centre.
Students from Wheatland Crossing School, Westmount Elementary School, Crowther Memorial Junior High School, and Strathmore High School inaugurated their Student Chief and Councils with a leadership pledge and an honour song for each group.
Each student received a certificate for their role and were congratulated by Golden Hills Board Chair Laurie Huntley, Siksika Board of Education Chair Leon Crane Bear, Town of Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule, Siksika Nation Chief Ouray Crowfoot, and Elder Clarence Wolf Leg Senior.
The Inauguration was organized by Golden Hills School Division First Nations Liaisons from Wheatland Crossing School, Westmount Elementary School, Crowther Memorial Junior High School, and Strathmore High School and was attended by Community members from Strathmore and Siksika Nation.
Student Chief and Councils provide leadership opportunities for Indigenous youth, and a chance to promote Indigenous culture within their schools.
Jeff Grimsdale Director of Learning stated “This is a great event to bring our students and communities closer together. This night highlights our First Nations student leadership group. We appreciate all of the support from our School Board, Siksika Board of Education, The Town of Strathmore, Siksika Chief, and Council and our Member of Legislative Assembly.”