Aboriginal Art blessing with Elder Sinclair |
Aboriginal Art blessing with Elder Sinclair
We work hard at Sundre High School and Sundre Learning Centre and throughout Chinook’s Edge to ensure all of our students feel safe, valued and engaged in their learning. We appreciate the efforts being made in schools across our division to honour our Indigenous students and we know that the presence of welcoming artwork is an important visual reminder of the positive, inclusive and respectful environments we expect within each of our schools.
The artwork that we are installing was created by indigenous students at École Deer Meadow School in Olds. The images within the wheel represent the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.The students worked with their art teacher, Janice Gallant, who is also a professional artist. The art was designed in the form of the traditional medicine wheel and divided into the four directions, with each direction representing the stages of life, the seasons, and the cycles of each day.
We are proud to be installing this important artwork and hope that everyone who walks through our doors finds meaning in its presence.