HPE celebrates Indigenous culture with lessons, games

Grade 1C student Reanne Sander-Ferguson wears her beautiful jingle dress.

High Prairie Elementary School celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 with several cultural activities June 22. Grade 5 students participated and enjoyed many activities such as hand games, leatherwork, Cree language lessons and powwows and regalia. The day ended with a powwow of traditional dancers and drummers for the entire school, from kindergarten to Grade 6. Guest presenter was Tina Isadore.

High Prairie Elementary School Grade 5C student Madison Willier-Giroux dances in her shawl dress.
Grade 5 students play hand games. Left-right, are Jun Jun Sharkawi, Kyla Klingsch, Kaylin Cardinal-Montgomery and Patrick Barry.
Girls in their traditional dresses. Left-right, are Athena Sander-Ferguson [Grade KC], Arianna Sander-Ferguson [Grade 2M], Reanne Sander-Ferguson [(Grade 1C], Laya Thunder [Grade 5C], and Madison Willier-Giroux [Grade 5C]. Standing behind is guest presenter Tina Isadore.
Grade 5 students learn some simple Cree words and phrases. Left-right, are Kyle Robinson, Dallas Carifelle and Havyn Stout. Corinna Goulet, right, taught the language lesson.
Grade 5 students created some impressive leather bookmarks. Left-right, are Sawyer Pratt, Darryl Stenhouse, Leah Thompson and Derek Cote.

 

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