Events in Saskatoon celebrate Indigenous experiences, provide students with opportunities

Two recent events in Saskatoon celebrated Indigenous experiences and provided students with opportunities to test their skills. The University of Saskatchewan hosted the Your Voice Is Power Hackathon for students from St Joseph High School and Bethlehem Catholic High School. Students used coding applications to remix songs from Indigenous artists and discussed Indigenous experiences. Meanwhlie, ED Feehan High School hosted the First Nations Regional Spelling Bee, which allowed 180 Indigenous children between ages six and 14 to compete for a spot at the national competition. “It gives them a chance to get up on a big stage in front of family, friends, teachers, and strangers,” said Lori McAuley, one of the spelling bee organizers. “Just having the guts to get up there is a huge step for a child. It builds their confidence and their leadership capabilities.”

CBC (Hackathon) | Global News (Spelling Bee)