Poll: historical revisions

Vancouver school trustees have long stated that decolonization and reconciliation are at the top of their collective to-do lists.

Three massive First Nations welcome posts are being erected in the coming days to coincide with National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. East Vancouver’s Sir William Macdonald elementary was renamed Xpey’ elementary in the fall of 2017 — Xpey means “cedar” in the Musqueam dialect of henqeminem.

Come next week, trustee Jennifer Reddy’s motion will go before the board to remove a sign at L’Ecole Bilingue bearing the name of 19th century mining magnate Cecil Rhodes. 

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