Yesterday marked the first Ribbon Skirt Day in Canada, and the Sun West School Division joined in to show their support.
The day was inspired by Isabella Kulak, a member of the Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan who wore a ribbon skirt to her rural Saskatchewan school in December 2020, when she was 10 years old. It came to fruition when Manitoba Sen. Mary Jane McCallum's bill to recognize the day every Jan. 4 passed in Parliament late last year.
Read more from Canadian Press in the related articles below, and also the Sun West School Division through their social media:
Today, January 4 marks the first Ribbon Skirt Day in Canada. Ribbon skirts are traditionally worn by First Nations and Métis peoples and are a centuries-old symbol of identity, adaption and survival for Indigenous women and girls and represent a direct connection to the land. pic.twitter.com/o1ELc2KP5F— Sun West School Div (@SunWestSD207) January 4, 2023