staff and students appreciated the opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal
Culture on June 20th and recognize National Aboriginal Day’s 20th
anniversary. Both staff and students gained greater knowledge and
perspective from all our presenters.
Kinistino provided entertaining historical stories. His excellent
skills for the theatre were demonstrated as he shared the story of his
people. Using humour, he kept the students engaged and entertained. Not
only did we learn about the strength and determination of his people,
but he also shared skills on how to tell a great story.
Bear shared his knowledge of the medicine wheel. Explaining how it is
used and why it is important to Aboriginal peoples. He provided a
personal narrative on he reconnected with the teachings of his people.
His teachings highlighted the loss that his people experienced through
Littletent and the Touchwood Dance group put on a great multisensory
demonstration. Explaining and performing the different styles of dance
common to our area. All done with the accompaniment of the drum and
Raymore students involved and demonstrating their skills and culture
was very powerful for their peers. The presentations concluded with a
round dance. Bringing together all the unique cultures found with our
school and dancing to the drum.
wish to thank Lester Gardiner for organizing our presenters and coming
to help facilitate the event. We also thank Horizon SD for supporting