Pigeon Lake Regional School - Celebrates Indigenous Culture

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Pigeon Lake Regional School brought thirty one students to the Mimiw Sakahikan Annual School Powwow at the Pigeon Lake Recreation Center in Ma-Me-O on May 25th. 

The event was extremely well attended with over 150 students from 11 schools in and out of the Wetaskiwin division. Three Pigeon Lake Regional School students participated as dancers and two sang at 1 of 5 drums. 

This was an important event for students to showcase their skills, talent and commitment to culture. We joined in a huge round dance that wrapped around the drums, three lines deep! Non-indigenous students were invited to join in the inter-tribal dances, and many did!

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools is taking important steps toward reconciliation by providing Wahkotowin Teachers and Liaisons, smudge rooms and cultural opportunities for all students. 

Attending cultural events is in line with many Social Studies outcomes. Pigeon Lake Regional School has set a goal to bridge the cultural and academic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

This is just another example of how the Pigeon Lake Regional School supports culture, inclusion, access and understanding.  

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