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qathet students spend day learning Tla'amin traditions

National Indigenous Peoples Day honoured across Canada today

Beginning at 9:30 am at Willingdon Beach, and continuing throughout the day, students from across the qathet region, including the qathet School District (qSD), took turns participating in Tla'amin Nation traditional culture workshops, in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

The activities set up for grades four to seven students included a welcome by Tla'amin members at the Logger Sports Memorial Bowl.

One highlight of the day began at the beachfront where students witnessed Tla'amin protocol and a canoe landing. Tla'amin Nation employee Tara Tipton and Tla'amin member Frankie Mcwade, who were dressed in traditional button blanket regalia, alongside a Tla'amin drummer/singer, demonstrated to the students the traditional way to greet an incoming visitor travelling by canoe.

Next, students gathered at the Rotary Pavilion to take part in a Métis music and dance workshop, followed by a gallery walk and ice tea tasting.

qSD students also had their colourful artwork on display and hanging in an outdoor gallery in honour of Tla'amin and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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