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THE ANCHOR, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016 PAGE 9


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Evergreen School celebrates Aboriginal Dayergreen School celebrates Aboriginal Day



a wonderful opportunity for
all students to learn more

about the rich teachings that
are a part of our First
Nations, Metis and Inuit
culture...


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Mrs. Huntley and grade two students. photo Deanna Mitchchener students shared information about the respective
cultures,” said Knoops.
Cree students were stationed at each activity and
taught their peers how to play the games. “As the
principal, I think the day is a wonderful opportunity
for all students to learn more about the rich
teachings that are a part of our First Nations, Metis
and Inuit culture,” said Knoops.
Indigenous students had the opportunity to
celebrate their culture, share it with their peers, and Mrs. Huntley's grade two students listened to grade five students Aspyn Boxma and Haley Bishop
be proud of their heritage. “The more I learn about explain about the igloo. photo Deanna Mitchener
the culture of indigenous people the more I am
reminded how much was lost in all those years when
they were denied the privilege of celebrating the
richness of their culture and being proud of who they
are,” said Knoops.
“As I watch our students enjoy the many activities
and games, I am hopeful they realize how much we
can learn from each other. I watch our indigenous
students growing more proud of who they are and
willing to share their culture with us. Throughout
the school we see an enhanced appreciation for
cultural diversity and an increased sense of
belonging for all students," said Knoops.
Renay did the Tipi raising and Tipi teachings with
the grade four class and Cree students. Then all of
the First Nation students were presented with a gift
that Mr. Thibeau made, called a bone toss.
Cree students had the opportunity to do teachings
with other students on how to play the games, as
they moved from station to station.
After all the stations were completed they got to
finish up with homemade bannock made by Mary
Thibeau for all 400 students. “This is the third year
celebrating Indigenous people at Evergreen School Renay Woelfing hands out homemade bannock to over 400 students that attended the Indigenous
and every year Mrs. Woelfing comes up with a few celebrations that took place at the Evergreen School on June 21. photo Deanna Mitchener
more ideas and games. She has done so many
wonderful things for our First Nations Program,”
said Knoops.












































Mary Thibeau and Laurna Butts during the
Indigenous celebrations that took place at the
Evergreen School on June 21. photo Deanna
Mitchener
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