The 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.
Erroll 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.
Morris 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 history.
Harold 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 singers.
Having 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.
We wish to thank Lester Gardiner for organizing our presenters and coming to help facilitate the event. We also thank Horizon SD for supporting our celebration.