Students Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Students Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

CASS students and guests spent Friday afternoon celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, thanks to the CASS Northern Indigenous Youth Council Team receiving a generous grant from the Laidlaw Foundation Indigenous and Community Futures Fund.

CASS students play a game of long ball.
CASS students play a game of long ball.

Indigenous studies students in Ms. Stevens class and Indigenous students participated in Drum making and Teachings workshop and Ribbon Skirts workshop earlier in the semester. Students played their drums at the opening ceremony Friday.

This special day is held to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada.

CASS students hosted activities outdoors, such as a traditional game of long ball, bannock and berries over the fire, 3 sisters planting in the greenhouse, and an art and cultural exhibit in the library.

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated annually on June 21st and coincides with summer solstice, but it was celebrated early at CASS due to exams at that time.

Three sisters planting-corn, beans, and squash.
Three sisters planting-corn, beans, and squash.
Sample of students artwork on display in the library.
Sample of students artwork on display in the library.