September 28th, 2023
"It was great…this year was a little bit extra special because there were so many people that came to be a part of it.." - Gaylene Anaquod, Director of Governance, Programs and Policy with File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council.
The week kicked off with a pipe ceremony and feast. Tuesday through Thursday, the gathering saw 1200 - 2000 students a day arriving from First Nations, Towns and City schools across Southern Saskatchewan to learn about Treaty 4, First Nation culture and history. Students rotated through activities in Twenty-four teepees that offered teachings on a wide variety of topics, such as - canoes, pictographs, a walk to learn about the evolution of the Treaty, bannock on a stick, and Buffalo hide. The White Raven Healing Centre did a teaching on how to understand and get in touch with your emotions as a part of mental health and wellness, and Elders shared stories.
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