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February 13, 2020
There could be no better way to enter into the Family Day long weekend than with a Pow Wow that will honour our Elders. Sherbrooke Public School, in partnership with Biwaase’aa, will be hosting the “Honouring Our Elders” Pow Wow on Friday, February 14. The Pow Wow will provide an opportunity to work with Biwaase’aa to continue to provide opportunities for students to continue to learn about the significance of Pow Wows and to honour Indigenous culture.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to continue to learn about the significance of Pow Wows and to honour Indigenous culture,” says Leslie Hynnes, Principal of Sherbooke Public School. “We are very fortunate to work with our community partner Biwaase’aa on this special event and many other student focused initiatives.”
Pow Wows promote cultural pride, respect and health for young and old in an inclusive setting. Pow Wows serve an important role in many Indigenous peoples’ lives as a forum to visit family and friends, and to celebrate their cultural heritage, while also serving as a site for cross-cultural sharing with non-Indigenous attendees and participants.
Through Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon, Biwaase’aa offers culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginal youth. Programs provided include in-school student support such as mentorship, literacy and cultural teachings; After-school programs; and Lunch and snack programs.