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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Some Canadian Culture

My friend, Rikki, came to school today to speak to the grade four classes. Rikki is a member of the Coast Salish nation and is, obviously, more than qualified to teach the kids about First Nations. Rikki is passionate about everything, especially about her culture and her Christian faith. Quite cool!

Rikki played her drum and sang for the kids and showed some really precious pieces. Her hat, which she received at a special naming ceremony, has a copper circle on the top - very valuable - and an ermine pelt, which is a sign of great honour. It was awesome to listen to Rikki and to gain insight into the First Nations culture. It gives me hope for our country.

1 comment:

Southern Ange said...

That sounded like it would've been a really interesting talk! Lucky Grade 4's!

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