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Indigenous students embrace culture to curb social issues – Westman Journal
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 12, 201962 Views
High school students from a remote, Northern Ontario Indigenous community are turning towards their traditional dance and prayer systems to fight against severe substance abuse and suicide issues.
February 11, 2019
Lilly Kejick, a Grade 12 student from Pikangikum, Ont., sits in a set of bleachers in the Keystone Centre’s Manitoba Room to get a high-angle view of the opening of the 2019 Dakota Nation Winterfest Wacipi (powwow).
Drummers pound their instruments and sing while hundreds of dancers dressed in their bright, feathered regalia swirl in a vibrating spiral to begin the largest Indigenous celebration on Brandon’s annual calendar.