Upper Hay River School has a Dene First Nation student population of 60 students in grades K - 9. We provide introductory programming in the native Dene language, as well as foundational Dene cultural activities for our students such as: drumming, hand games and feeding the fire. Most of our students have learning difficulties and we adjust our teaching to cultivate an inclusive learning environment which allows for us to meet the needs of the students.
Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on Respect in the Dene Community.
We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!
Full Project Summary
Upper Hay River School’s residency will focus on Respect in the Dene Community to create an original theatre performance on the final day. Students will narrow their focus on different components of this theme such as the Seven Sacred Teachings which includes respect as a component.
Respect is shown through the people’s relationship with the buffalo. The buffalo offers the people food, shelter, and clothing for survival. The people must conserve the resources, and must respect the buffalo for everything it gives them. They see themselves as caretakers of the animal. The sustainable relationship between the buffalo and the people is a pure representation of respect. Respect is given to all life, as Native people see the interconnectedness between all forms of life.
Project OutcomeAll of our students will be able to take part in a week of activities putting together an original show that looks at Respect in the Dene Community. The Trickster Theatre experience will add excitement to the student’s school day and keep them actively involved in their studies. They will participate directly in all parts of creating the show, and will be performers in the final product.
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