Reconciliation & Me

Reconciliation & Me

Being an Indigenous student comes with its own unique set of experiences.

In the era of ‘Reconciliation’, post-secondary education has become the catalyst for change within our communities; the bridge between two systems of knowledge, and the foundation on which we’ve begun to create understanding.

It’s also a delicate balance between retaining one’s identity and pursuing one’s dreams. For many of us, it is a constant struggle between voicing our opinion and becoming a spokesperson, between sharing culture and becoming entertainment, between creating our own path and honouring our traditions.

It’s a strange feeling to discuss residential schools historically as if they aren’t our grandparents, aunts, and uncles were talking about. It’s even more odd to discuss Indigenous peoples in Canada and their traditions while sitting in a class as an Indigenous person still following those same traditions.

As we make our way through higher education and work together towards Reconciliation, we must find a way to first reconcile our own paths. To walk in our journey holding the knowledge of both worlds in balance. To learn from and with each other. Reconciliation starts here. Reconciliation starts with you, and it starts with me.

Grade 7 Day | Experience GPRC

Grade 7 Day | Experience GPRC

GPRC welcomed grade 7 and some grade 8 students from all around the Peace Region yesterday for Grade 7 Experience Day!

 

Students join us on our Grande Prairie campus from St. Mary Catholic School, Helen E. Taylor, Ste. Marie Catholic School, Riverstone, Ridgevalley, Sexsmith Secondary, Penson, Isabell Campball, Laglace, Derek Taylor and even some students came from Hinton to join in the on the fun.

All visiting students and chaperones got to experience a variety of different programs that GPRC offers, including

Physics and Chemistry:

 

Be Fit For Life:

 

Trades:

 

And much more such as Visual Arts, Math, Robotics, History, Psychology, Music, Biology, Indigenous Studies, Office Administration, Strength and Conditioning, and Business Administration.

GPRC looks forward to this annual event every year that  introduces students to programs offered and available careers, while encouraging them to follow their passion. Our goal is to foster a love of learning at an early age, and help young people get excited about their futures.

Thank you so everyone who joined us this year!