Kapawe’no First Nation – Students, staff, leaders and members gathered at Kapawe’no Nehiyawahk Kiskinahamâtowikamik (School) to participate in the opening ceremonies of the First Annual Uniting our Nation Celebrations, Friday 10 March, 2023. Boh Kubrakovich-Kiniw, Superintendent welcomed everyone during the lighting of the sacred fire. Tobacco was presented to Knowledge Keeper Diane Halcrow for the opening prayer to start off the event in the Nêhiyawak way. Farley Cardinal, of Sucker Creek honoured the lighting of the sacred fire and event with a beautiful drum song. Chief Syd Halcrow sent his regrets and sent a message to all participants to have fun and enjoy the events on the land.
Let the celebrations begin!
Flaming arrow shoot part of today’s amazing celebration
After the opening ceremonies students and staff at Kapawe’no Nehiyawahk Kiskinahamâtowikamik (School) were treated to a feast then the shooting of flaming arrows. The flaming arrows also known as fire arrows were used today to also kick off the amazing afternoon events. Using traditional long bows, the flaming arrows were sent into the air by Councillor Pam Halcrow, George Halcrow School Liasion and Support, and Boh Kubrakovich-Kiniw.
Rotating station events keep students and staff
very busy and active
Last modified: March 11, 2023