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Indigenous Art, Song, and Dance program shares cultural learning with students

September 18, 2018

artsongdance_news.jpgA program aimed at strengthening cultural awareness is playing an important role in encouraging youth who are enthusiastic about participating in Indigenous culture and sharing it with their schools and families.

The Indigenous Art, Song, and Dance Instructional Program provides instruction in many aspects of Indigenous culture and arts for both elementary and high school students who attend Saskatoon Public Schools.

This year's program will run Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks at École Victoria School. Registration and instructor introductions take place Oct. 9 beginning at 4 p.m. The program is open to all Saskatoon Public Schools students. The session for elementary students running from 4 to 4: 45 p.m. each week followed by the high school session from 5 to 5:45 p.m.

The Indigenous Art, Song, and Dance Instructional Program is part of the division's commitment to culturally responsive learning and the vital role that culture and the arts play in the development of strong learners, schools and communities. It offers instruction in pow wow dance, pow wow song and drum and Métis jigging along with hands-on demonstrations in skills such as dance regalia design, beadwork and headdress making.

For more information and registration contact Don Speidel, cultural resource liaison, at speideld@spsd.sk.ca or (306) 683-8317 or École Victoria School at VictoriaSchool@spsd.sk.ca or (306) 683-7280.

View the Indigenous Art, Song, and Dance Instructional Program poster for further details.