Danica is very glad to have attended, but I missed out because of another commitment. Students and staff of local Notre Dame High School created a moving, dramatic performance as part of their “Journey to Reconciliation” with Indigenous peoples.
Bear Standing Tall starts off the slide show of Danica’s photos. I’ve met and talked with him before, at one of our neighbour Natalie’s workshops.School principal Jolanta Hickey is a longtime friend. We are proud of her and her team.
In addition to the auditorium performance, you’ll see walls lined with birch trees. These identify a new area of the school library that will remain as a continuing reminder of our abuses of First Nations and Inuit people, but also our intention to build respectful relationships now, and into the future.
Elder Bob and Bear Standing Tall were on hand to help dedicate the space. Local politicians, federal and provincial, also attended.
Appropriate snacks provided by Tea‘N’Bannock, a local restaurant serving “A Taste of Aboriginal Canada”.