Oakville Beaver, 12 Jan 2023, p. 1

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Oakville THURSDAY JANUARY 12, 2023 Beaver, re i A mir $2.00 | CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY | INSIDEHALTON.COM Graham Paine/Metroland ff Arianna Chua is among a number of students who feel the Halton Catholic District School Board needs to make land acknowledgments more meaningful. RECONCILIATION 1S NOT OPTIONAL’ CATHOLIC STUDENTS WORK FOR A DEEPER LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT ROLAND CILLIERS. rcilliers@metroland.com Land acknowledgments have become almost routine around Canada. They are regularly read out at public events, in schools and dur- ing government proceedings, in- cluding before Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) meetings. The short statements that recognize the land and Indig- enous people who lived on the land prior to the arrival of Euro- pean settlers are considered by some to merely be a part of the bureaucratic house cleaning. A group of young people, in- cluding some in Oakville, wants to change that. Arianna Chua, a_ student trustee and a Grade 11 student at Milton's St. Francis Xavier Cath- olic Secondary School, success- fully spearheaded a move aims to make the land acknowl- edgment read by the HCDSB more personalized and meaning- See MOTION, page 8 with an jen' Rich Demille, CIP, Agent Trafalgar Re Oakville 905-257-0111 rich@richarddemille.com www.richarddemille.com ie) Desjardins Insurance START THE DAY OFF RIGHT WITH IMPORTANT UPDATES ON TRAFFIC, WEATHER, SCHOOL CLOSURES AND BUS CANCELLATIONS NEWS YOU CAN USE DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX BY 7 A.M SIGN UP FOR THE MORNING UPDATE AT INSIDEHALTON.COM NEWSLETTER Metroland Media Group Ltd., 211 Pritchard Road, Unit 4, Hamilton ON L8J 0G5. BlueSiai? mayen. BE Oakville, oO 4 wonsite @mayrac GAS & ELECTRIC APPLIANCE SPECIALIST sanatt 476 KERR ST.,OAKVILLE just soutH OF SPEERS ROAD 905.845.2933 FEATURING THE BEST NAMES IN THE BUSINESS Whirlpsol GEEZ Panasonic ia aiite

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