More than 2,150 St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School (FX) students will participate in the first-ever Indigenous Cultural Experience Day at the Gloucester area high school – tomorrow, May 31, 2023.
The student-led event will feature elders, community performers and First Nation Pow Wow Dancers, Inuit Throat Singers, Metis Jiggers and First Nation Speakers.
School Principal Sean Power says, “We have a vibrant Indigenous Student Association committed to enhancing awareness and appreciation for Indigenous Culture.” Staff and students have worked together on this event since the beginning of the school year to promote Truth & Reconciliation authentically. One of the Student Associations’ goals is to engage in reconciliation conversations that keep the journey of understanding, healing and empathy alive within the school community.
Indigenous Cultural Experience Day Event Details
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The first performance will be from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. The second performance will be from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Both performances take place outdoors on the Grade 7/8 Field behind the portables. Here is the schedule for the full day:
- 11:45 – Land Acknowledgement
- 11:50 – Elder Introduction
- 11:55 – First Nation Pow Wow Dancer
- 12:05 – Inuit Throat Singers
- 12:15 – First Nation Speaker
- 12:25 – Metis Jigger
- 12:35 – Closing by the Elder