Sooke School District fosters communal spirit with dinners bringing community together

Sooke School District students, families, and community members are fostering communal spirit with dinners and events that bring the community together. Jon Carr of the Metis Nation of BC and the Metis Nation of Greater Victoria, who works as the principal of the Na’tsa’maht Indigenous Team with Sooke School District, helped organize the dinners to bring together students, First Nations families, and local community members. “The majority of (Sooke School District) students are living in urban areas and not in their home communities,” said Carr. The communal events included an Urban Indigenous Dinner that was catered by a local parent as well as a student drum group with an elder performing songs; a Sc’ianew Nation Dinner at the Hans Helgesen School, which included the gifting of names for a new school shed, a learning forest, and the school; and a dinner at T’Sou-ke Nation at Saseenos Elementary School that included a language lesson.

Sooke News Mirror