Sunday, May 17, 2015

Celebrating First Nations, Métis and Inuit Culture and Heritage in Holy Spirit Catholic Schools

press release

Through May and June, Holy Spirit Schools will be hosting a number of special events honouring and celebrating our First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) culture. Community members and media are welcome to join us for any of these events. Please contact the specific schools for further details.

May 21, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. - École St. Mary, Lethbridge
  • Tipi set-up, traditional games, Blackfoot and Métis presentations
  • 12:30 p.m. Grand Entry and Pow-Wow
Isabelle Black Plume, FNMI Support Worker, 403-327-3098
Anthea Boras, Principal, 403-327-3098

May 22, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - St. Catherine School, Picture Butte - Multi-Cultural Day
  • FNMI Presentation, as well as sessions in World Drumming, Troyanda Dance, and Francophone activities
Contact: Greg Noyes, Principal, 403-732-4359

May 25, 2015 - St. Michael’s School, Pincher Creek
  • Whole school celebration, Tipi Raising, Dancing and Drumming, Fry-Bread Cook-Off
Contact: Don Kuchison, Principal, 403-627-3488

May 26, 2015 - 8:30-11:30 a.m. - St. Joseph School, Coaldale
  • Tipi raising, classroom activities, and dance demos
Contact: Leroy Crazy Boy, FNMI Support Worker, 403-345-3373
Val Leahy, Principal, 403-345-3373

May 28, 2015 - 12:15-3:15 p.m. - Children of St. Martha School, Lethbridge-Annual Community Pow-Wow
  • Grand Entry at 12:15
  • Honor song and round dance
Contact: Christina Fox, FNMI Support Worker, 403-381-8111
Sheri Thomas, Principal, 403-381-8111

May 29, 2015 - St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School, Lethbridge
  • Focus on exploration of Aboriginal Art across Canada, such as Inuit ‘soap stone carvings” and Blackfoot
  • Dream Catchers.
Contact: Shelley Baier, Principal, 403-327-4386

June 1, 2015 - 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Father Leonard Van Tighem School
  • Tipi raising, classroom activities, and dance demos
Contact: Leroy Crazy Boy, FNMI Support Worker, 403-381-0953
Denise Kobza, Principal, 403-381-0953

June 10, 2015 - 5:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. - CCH (West), Lethbridge - Holy Spirit Division Pow-Wow
  • Prayer and meal at 5:00 p.m.
  • Grand Entry will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • Dancing will feature both students and community members
Contact: Brandon Fox, FNMI Support Worker, 403-327-4596
Carol Koran, Principal, 403-327-4596
June 12, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - St. Paul School, Lethbridge
  • Focus on the traditional life of a First Nation child.
  • Blackfoot prayer, Tipi raising, traditional games, and “walking story”
Contact: Emily Bruised Head, FNMI Support Worker, 403-328-0611
Gerry Muldoon, Principal, 403-328-0611

June 19, 2015 - St. Patrick School, Taber
Contact: Rachael Andrew, Principal, 403-223-3352

June 24, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Our Lady of the Assumption School
  • Tipi raising, dance demos, and Round Dance
Contact: Leroy Crazy Boy, FNMI Support Worker, 403-327-5028
Greg Kostiuk, Principal, 403-372-5028

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