by Raven Cook My fingers were fidgeting as I held the paper. I could feel myself getting anxious but I knew I could do it. Looking at the scenery of the hills – the leaves red, yellow and orange – calmed me down. I saw students half way up, some of them taking their time,Continue reading “Climbing The Hill”
By Michael Starr-Desnomie TELLING THE PEOPLE WHO NEVER KNEW WHAT ALL HAPPENED BACK IN THE DAY. STORIES THAT THEY NEVER HEARD. THE THINGS THEY DIDN’T KNOW EVEN THE DARKEST SECRETS THAT WERE HIDDEN FROM THE HISTORY BOOKS BEHIND MY PEOPLES HISTORY. WHAT THEY HAD TO BE FORCED TO DO AND THEIR LAND WAS TAKENContinue reading “DOING THE BLANKET EXERCISE ON THE LAND WHERE ALL MY PEOPLE LIVED”
by Raven Cook The first time I lead the Blanket Exercise with Kaleya. I was nervous but it was good. The Treaty 4 Grounds a beautiful view. During the talking circle the responses we got were great. I loved hearing their thoughts. Shaking hands in the circle it feltContinue reading “My Treaty 4 in 4 Days”
\”My first week of school was alright. I liked it. I didn\’t skip a day, so that\’s good. Mrs. Koops\’ class wasn\’t what I expected. Now that I know how it will be, I\’m curious to see how this school year will be :)\” Raven Cook \”My first week was pretty great. Met some newContinue reading “#oskijourney Week One Highlights”
Flash Back Friday with Oski-pimohtahtamwak otayisīniwiwaw Grads 2017 In June 2017, we travelled to Wadena to Share the Kairos Blanket Exercise. Here\’s what two new friends had to say, Cole Taylor and Michael Cardinal. Sheena: You said some beautiful things in the talking circle. Do you mind sharing them with me again? Cole:Continue reading “To Start a Friendship”
by the students of Oski-pimohtahtamwak otayisīniwiwaw Next Monday, September 11th, our entire school is going to the Treaty 4 Feast at the powwow grounds. Our class spent a couple hours going from room to room explaining feast protocol and demonstrating what a feast kit entails. At first Mrs. Koops was explaining, but then she was called to the office.Here\’s how LoganContinue reading “Feast Protocol and Kit Demonstration”
Throwback Thursday from September 2016 Just Like Our Grandmother by Truth, Jerrett, Shorty, Sheena and Ashton \”We were honoured to have Elder Alma in our class,\” says Truth. \”I learned a few things about sweetgrass and smudging, and what you\’re supposed to do with it after you\’re done using it. You take all theContinue reading “Just Like Our Grandmother”
by Mrs. Koops and Raven Cook After our talking circle this morning we used the blankets we were sitting on to begin learning about the Kairos Blanket Exercise. Calen and Taiven were the narrators and Raven and Michael were the Europeans. We lay the scrolls and babies on the blankets and handed out the white, blue, yellow andContinue reading “First Time Through the Kairos Blanket Exercise”
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