Stoughton Central School and Ocean Man Education Complex celebrated Indigenous History Month with Tipi gifting, raising, tipi teachings.
Ocean Man First Nation gifted a Tipi to Stoughton Central School as a symbol of the relationship that we have been building and will continue to build in the spirit of reconciliation.
Ocean Man Students and Stoughton Students spent the day together on Monday June 20, first learning the importance of the Tipi as a symbol of respect and responsibility. Stoughton students learned how to construct a Tipi and the Nakoda Tipi Teachings. We then all shared lunch and spent the afternoon playing hand games, moccasin games and buffalo ball.
The staff and students at Stoughton Central School would like to express our sincerest appreciation to Principal Murray Bird, Administrative Assistant Cindy Campbell and the staff and students of Ocean Man First Nation Education Complex for the gracious gift. We would also like to thank Chief Connie Big Eagle, Faye McArthur, Elder Peter Bigstone, J.R. McArthur, Kris Sheepskin, Terry Bigstone, and the Ocean Man Drum group.