Students from Ian Bazalgette School had an amazing day on Thursday, Sept. 28 having the opportunity to engage in amazing learning opportunities about various Indigenous issues, traditions and beliefs at the We Stand Together school conference.
The day began with a beautiful opening ceremony featuring Elder Clarence V. Wolfleg, Grade 5/6 drummers from Piitoayis Family School, and the MTV VMA award winning rapper Drezus. After the ceremony, students went to a variety of sessions of their choosing featuring topics like Powwow, drumming, smudging, youth activism, tipi teachings and more. The event also included a few sessions with "Elder in the Making" star, Cowboy Smithx.
The entire day really allowed students to engage in deep learning opportunities surrounding Indigenous topics to tie in with Orange Shirt Day, and focus on meaningful learning and understanding for reconciliation through education.