Educators ready for reconciliation

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Both city school divisions held cultural awareness seminars prior to the school year beginning. Yellowknife School Division No.1 (Yk1) staff held an Indigenous Language and Culture Professional Day on Aug. 28. Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS) held a professional development day entitled Creating a Connected Culture on Sept. 29. Yk1’s yearly event seeks to recognize reconciliation...
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Simon Whitehouse
Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. He came from Prince Edward County, Ont., and obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Working in Yellowknife, he covers education-based stories and general news but has also taken other beats in the past, including city hall and entertainment. He is a champion of the printed word and the importance of newspapers. As a board member of the United Way NWT and Rotary True North, he believes in the importance of civic engagement and community building. He spends his spare time with his boxer Sharona. Simon can be reached at (867) 766-8307 and editorial@nnsl.com.