RETSD Celebrates with 2023 Powwow
The gymnasium at Collège Miles Macdonell Collegiate was filled with pounding rhythms and swirling colours on May 11, as RETSD hosted its seventh Powwow since its first was held in 2008.
RETSD Powwows attract traditional dancers and drummers from across the province. For the school division, the event has become a way to celebrate Indigenous culture, the community, and another successful year of Indigenous Academic Achievement (IAA) programming.
IAA programming integrates Indigenous perspectives into learning for all students and aims to help Indigenous students achieve the highest possible success at school. Being part of the Powwow is a source of great pride for the students.
Many thanks to the IAA staff who worked so hard to put this successful event together, as well as master of ceremonies Coco Ray Stevenson, arena director Marcel French, and host drums Buffalo Red Thunder and Walking Wolf Singers. We would also like to thank the RETSD Board of Directors, senior administration team, and Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and other dignitaries who attended.