G.P. Vanier Aboriginal Club held its annual community dinner, for students, families and school staff.
“It is a great opportunity to get together,” says organizer Judith Colter. “It’s just a fun, informal evening.”
The event was scheduled to begin at 5pm but was running a bit late, with staff and kids preparing food in the kitchen, with students preparing bannock as part of a bannock making competition.
Along with the annual Aboriginal Club community dinner, the club also participates in handgames tournaments, Spirit Seekers Conference, a Pow Wow, the Blanket Exercise, Orange Shirt Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day activities
The club also invites Aboriginal Mentors to speak to classes about their personal stories and impart to the students what they have learned from their personal experiences.
There are also presentations and courses provided by the Rupertsland Institute, (RLI) which is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA).
The MNA’s Provincial Council mandates RLI in the areas of education, training and research.
At approximately 5.30pm dinner was ready to serve with plenty of bannock, stew and a variety of salads.