BC elementary students learn about Indigenous culture through dancing, drumming, singing

Students at School District 23 recently learned about Indigenous culture through song, dance, and more in an event put on by Central Okanagan Public Schools’ Indigenous Education department. Grade 3 students came together to learn about what it means to be Indigenous and took part in hands-on activities such as powwow dancing, drumming, and singing. High school dancers participated in the event and danced in their regalia, and children enjoyed the opportunity to express pride in their Indigenous identity. “To see the dancers, their style, their regalia and to know that in history this was against the law for a really long time,” said cultural coordinator of Indigenous education for School District 23 Deanna Necan. “To be able to bring it into the district is such an amazing feat for our equity in action.”

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