Well, I know it’s been a while since I’ve last posted but a lot has happened over the last little bit. This amazing experience has been extremely rewarding. Today and yesterday was, what the community calls, Culture Daze. During this time, there are several events/activities that occur at the school and it is really a great way to get to know other people in the community I will be living in for the next few months.
I have also attached a picture here of the Peace River powwow which happened last weekend. It was a really nice powwow (competition too!). The thing I miss about powwows the most is the dancing and the preparation for powwows including making your regalia look real nice. Real nice regalia!
Anyways, I thought I would just write a quick post and share some of the things I am doing so far with you all.
My favorite thing of today so far? Being asked what my nationality is, saying “First Nations,” and then hearing some grandmothers reply, “Like us!” That made me smile and laugh all at the same time, and they smiled and laughed right back.
I love how much our people laugh and smile!