On Wednesday, Feb 13th, we celebrated the success of our recent Artist in Residence experience as we gathered as a community to share in the art, performance pieces and stories the school community shared over the past 2 weeks. Because of the talents and generosity of Helmer Twoyoungmen, Warren Twoyoungmen, Ron Poucette and Charlene Cardinal, students at St. Augustine Fine Arts School had the rare opportunity to not only learn of the Stoney Nakoda and Plains Cree culture and history, but to participate in it by learning to dance, drum, construct traditional instruments and create indigenous inspired art works.Through this experience, students learned the importance of being curious of other cultures and traditions.They also realized that by sharing our stories, students were able to recognize the importance of respecting that which makes us different and discovering and celebrating those qualities that are common among all people. We are very grateful for having had this incredible experience, and we will not forget the lessons that were taught. The work of respecting the traditions, history and culture of others will continue.

Artist in Residence

On Wednesday, Feb 13th, we celebrated the success of our recent Artist in Residence experience as we gathered as a community to share in the art, performance pieces and stories the school community shared over the past 2 weeks. Because of the talents and generosity of Helmer Twoyoungmen, Warren Twoyoungmen, Ron Poucette and Charlene Cardinal, students at St. Augustine Fine Arts School had the rare opportunity to not only learn of the Stoney Nakoda and Plains Cree culture and history, but to participate in it by learning to dance, drum, construct traditional instruments and create indigenous inspired art works.Through this experience, students learned the importance of being curious of other cultures and traditions.They also realized that by sharing our stories, students were able to recognize the importance of respecting that which makes us different and discovering and celebrating those qualities that are common among all people. We are very grateful for having had this incredible experience, and we will not forget the lessons that were taught. The work of respecting the traditions, history and culture of others will continue.