In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, PWPSD staff are
invited to participate in a virtual Round Dance.
Brigitte Benning, Indigenous Education Coordinator, said the idea came out of a
brainstorming session with the Indigenous Liaison team.
“Participating is easy. Staff should send a 10-second video of themselves doing
a few round dance steps to the left,” says Ms. Benning. “There is no need to
worry about sound or editing; just ensure that the video is filmed vertical/portrait.”
Staff should send their short videos to BrigitteBenning@pwpsd.ca by May 29
to allow time for editing all video clips into a compilation video that will be
released on the PWPSD website and social media channels – Facebook and Twitter –
ahead of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
For tips on how to Round Dance, watch this
video of Mrs. Belcourt, Cree Instructor and Indigenous Liaison at Hythe
Regional School, or this
video prepared by the University of Alberta.