Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name

  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name
  • Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership & Drumming Group gets a traditional Aboriginal name

On Tuesday the Dr. Clark School Aboriginal Leadership and Drumming group, started by teacher Eileen Lucas, received a traditional aboriginal name, courtesy of Elder Julie McDougal, who opened the ceremony with a blessing and prayer to the Creator. The name Oskayak Otinikan Onikaniwak (young people who are our future) was given to the group by Elder Rita Marten. A drumming presentation of the “Thank You Song” took place before the feast closed out the ceremony. Handicrafts such as talking sticks, medicine sheilds & pouches and rattles, made by the students and Mrs. Lucas, were on display, as were some of the drums that the group uses.