National Aboriginal Day in Crescent Park

Our class attended the National Aboriginal Day ceremony and celebration in Crescent Park today.

There were many powerful speakers.

We also got to learn about Métis jigging and to give it a try on stage!

We got to listen to many amazing singers.

We got to see Pow Wow dancers in their regalia.

We ended the morning with a balloon release in memory of the students who attended Indian Residential Schools.



Heart Garden Opening Ceremonies

On Friday June 3, Palliser Heights hosted the official opening ceremonies for our Heart Garden. We had an assembly with all 600 of our students, classes from William Grayson, residential school survivors, members of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association and local dignitaries. One grade 6 student presented the history of residential schools.

We then showed a video explaining the creation of our garden.

After the assembly, we all followed the pathway of hearts to the garden accompanied by the Empire School’s drum group.

Then Kayleigh dedicated a dance to the garden.

The Moose Jaw Times Herald covered the event.

On June 7th, MLA Warren Michelson congratulated Palliser Heights on the opening of the Heart Garden in the Saskatchewan Legislature.