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Cultural Pride at Athabasca Delta Community School

Posted on February 11

Students at Athabasca Delta Community School (ADCS) in Fort Chipewyan are demonstrating cultural pride through singing and drumming. On January 29, 2015, Jerome Whiteknife, grade 4 student and Josh Cardinal, 6 years old, each played the drum and sang to students, parents and staff during morning announcements as a way to open minds. 

The video (see below) is a huge hit in Fort Chipewyan! Jerome’s video has been viewed by over 46,000 people on Facebook! Since this initiative began, Elders share cultural knowledge to students through drumming, singing and the Seven Sacred Teachings; Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth.  The schools says when students feel valued they will respect others, which in turn opens their minds to learning.


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