Honouring Culture

St. James hosts Pow Wow

St. James Public School, in partnership with Biwaase’aa, will be hosting a school Pow Wow on Friday, November 10. The Pow Wow will be held in the gym.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to honour culture and we are very much looking forward to the Veteran Song seeing as it is the day before Remembrance Day,” says Marla Poulin, Acting Principal of St. James Public School. “We are very fortunate to work with our community partner Biwaase’aa on this special event and many other student focused initiatives.”

Pow Wows promote cultural pride, respect and health for young and old in an inclusive setting. Pow Wows serve an important role in many Indigenous peoples’ lives as a forum to visit family and friends, and to celebrate their cultural heritage, while also serving as a site for cross-cultural sharing with non-Indigenous attendees and participants.

Pow Wow Program
• Grand Entry
• Opening Prayer
• Flag Song
• Veteran Song
• Showcase Categories
• Potato Dance
• Giveaway Prayer & Song
• Travelling Song

Through Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedoon, Biwaase’aa offers culturally appropriate programs and services for Aboriginal youth. Programs provided include in-school student support such as mentorship, literacy and cultural teachings; After-school programs; and Lunch and snack programs.