Day Of First Peoples 1999
First Nations' Celebration
Lily Dailleboust and Lisa Petawabano
Jonathan Peltier and Bryan Jette
Enjoying Lili's corn soup. Mmmm.
Another successful event thanks to all the energetic participants.
Vanier's native students were out in full force participating in Vanier's cultural diversity celebrations. Cree, Mohawk, Innu and Tuscarora students, some sporting their colorful ribbon shirts, displayed a wide range of beautiful artifacts, many made from moose hide and decorated with exquisite beadwork.
A drummer on a water drum led the singing and dancing, providing the entertainment for students who feasted on traditional cornbread, fry bread and strawberry juice. The Day of First Peoples provided a wonderful introduction to native culture. Next semester's events include plans for a book of student writing, with contributions from our native students, among others.
The following photographs were taken at the event by Norcelo Agtarap and Bryan Jette.