Indigenous Day Celebrations

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Centennial School students spent their day celebrating, sharing and learning about the Indigenous Peoples.  The day commenced with the raising of the Teepee with the boys Cree leadership group led by Elders Ken White and Jerry Roasting.  This allowed the opportunity for students to not only see the Teepee go up but learn about the many roles and responsibilities that go with the task.  After the Teepee was completed, the Centennial drum group led by Kevin and Nathan Littlechild sang for our three groups of dancers led by Summer Littlechild and Denelys Potts (jingle), Harmony DePagie (hoop) and Aliyah Brown-Roan (fancy).  These students have worked hard all year teaching and sharing their dancing with many students. We concluded by inviting the whole school to come up and dance with our dance leaders and student dancers. At lunch we had a feast with everyone sharing the traditional rice and raisin soup provided by Olivia Bull.  This delicious soup filled many happy bellies! In the afternoon, students became skilled with making and learning about the Métis finger weave to complete the Métis sash, as well as make miniature teepees. The students who made the teepees were provided with traditional knowledge of the teepee teachings with the understanding of our girls Cree leadership group who completed the 10 week training this year.


Centennial School would like to extend another thank-you to everyone that shared in this special day!

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