PHOTOS: Drumming up a cultural experience

By on February 1, 2018
(Left to right) Collettville Elementary School students Eclipse Skwarchuk, Evi Slanzi and Taylor Nyste take part in a handdrumming event at Merritt asecondary School Friday (Jan. 26)

About 125 students from six elementary schools across School District 58 participated in the third annual First Nations hand drumming event at Merritt Secondary School on Friday (Jan. 26).

The event is a great way for indigenous students to identify with who they are and reconnect with their culture, and introduces non-First Nations students to a new experience, First Nations support worker Gerome Garcia told the Herald.

“First Nations support workers at the different schools offer hand drumming during lunch time or an open block,” Garcia said. “All students are welcome to participate in that and they practice throughout the school year.”

Friday’s event showcased what they have learned in order to have a shared experience with other students from different grade levels.

Grade 3 students from Vermillion Forks Elementary School in Princeton. (Michael Potestio/Herald)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *