MHPSD, MHC, Miywasin Friendship Centre hold KisKihkeyimowin event

Medicine Hat Public School Division (MHPSD) recently partnered with Medicine Hat College and Miywasin Friendship Centre to hold an event for students in Grades 4 and 10 called KisKihkeyimowin, which can be translated from Plains Cree as shared good teachings. Students in Grade 10 helped set up tipis beside MHC’s pond in preparation for the event and take them down after. The opening ceremony included a procession from the tipis to MHC’s gymnasium, which was led by Crestwood School drummers; a prayer by Elder Charlie Fox; and dancing from two jingle dress dancers and a fancy dress dancer. Students participated in sessions within the tipis: Grade 10 students learned Cree flute, finger weaving, Medicine Wheel, circle of courage, and a hide story, while grade 4 students participated in games and workshops on Metis jigging, dreamcatchers, finger weaving, and beading.

Penticton Herald