Simcoe District students take part in Pow Wow education day

June 13, 2018

Grade 5 to 7 students from Simcoe County District School Board in Ontario recently took part in the SCDSB Pow Wow education day, where they participated in Inuit games, Metis jig dancing, and pow wow dancing. “It's really about educating our students, non-Indigenous students for the most part, and our staff about what a Pow Wow is, what happens at one and even about the dancer’s regalia,” said Principal of Indigenous Education Alison Bradshaw. “The other part of the day is exposing them to other Indigenous cultures like Metis jigging, Inuit games and many First Nations crafts; it really is all about educating in a fun and interactive way.” Bradshaw added that she hoped the students would enjoy the event, but also leave with a deeper understanding of the purpose behind it. Collingwood Today