The 10th anniversary of the Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture program at Confederation Park Community School was celebrated June 17 with a number of special activities.
The celebration, held just days before National Aboriginal Day, included dancing and a demonstration of new regalia. Students, staff, families, partners and program supporters were on hand to honour the 10th anniversary and proudly raise the Treaty 6 flag, which will be a permanent fixture at the school.
The Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture program is a bilingual/bicultural program that is offered for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 students at Confederation Park.
Cultural teachings are an integral part of the program. Students attend feasts, ceremonies, powwows and round dances. The students learn appropriate cultural protocols with the assistance of a traditional knowledge keeper and cultural teacher.
The program, which began in the fall of 2005, is a joint project of the Okicīyapi Partnership involving Saskatoon Tribal Council, Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. and Saskatoon Public Schools. Students from across Saskatoon can attend the program, for which free busing is provided.
Learn more about the program on our website.