Culture Days workshops held for Weyburn students

These photos show students from the Grades 4/5 class at Haig School taking part in the workshop held at the Signal Hill Arts Centre for Culture Days.

The workshop for elementary school students saw the students create a parfleche project, which is a rawhide container.

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Instructor Holly Rae Yuzicapi, a Dakota-Lakota woman from Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation, talked about the significance of the parfleche to aboriginal peoples, and showed the students how to make them.

Students also came from Queen Elizabeth School, St. Michael School, Souris and Assiniboia Park School on Friday.

The Knox Hall will be the busy venue on Saturday for Culture Days, with the opening ceremony at 11 a.m., and demonstrations, displays and activities throughout the day, along with ethnic food and dance.

There will also be a night photography class on Saturday evening at Signal Hill, “Paint the Hill”, from 6 to 11 p.m., and an art display and reception will be held on Sunday at Signal Hill, along with a hands-on clay project.