Tipi Raising

Tipi Raising

A new and exciting learning space for canyon-lister school

On May 9, 2017 Canyon Lister School welcomed Rudy “Moose” Luke, and Michael White to raise our school tipi.

Michael began the day by welcoming students and staff to the traditional lands of the Yaqan Nukiy Peoples.

Girls from the Ab Ed program also welcomed students with traditional dancing.

Boys in Ms. Danforth’s and Ms. King’s class had the honour of learning how to build a tipi and they helped Moose and Michael raise the tipi from the ground up.

Students and staff had the privilege of listening to a traditional drum circle with some students joining in at the end!

Classes now have access to this tipi for a variety of learning and creative uses. Ms. Kretlow’s class will begin having her daily class meetings in the tipi.

This was a wonderful learning opportunity for students and staff!