by Sharon Culbertson, Librarian/ISS Supervisor, LSK

(L-R)) Chief Rufus Copage and Alan Knockwood. Photo by Sarah Brennan-Yorke

“The future belongs to our children”. This is so true. On Wednesday, January 16th, LSK held a Round Dance to show their solidarity for the “Idle No More” campaign. The round dance was an idea brought to light by Mrs. Leeanne Maloney, and fully supported by Ms. Velvet Paul. Ms. Paul purchased red, black, white and yellow “Idle No More” t-shirts for the entire staff and students. From above, the Round Dance resembled a giant medicine wheel, and not even a small snow storm could dampen the spirits of the LSK community.

Many thanks go out to: Eastern Eagle for their performance and to Ms. Velvet Paul, Ms. Leeanne Maloney, Ms. Autumn Maloney and Ms. Elle Michael for organizing the event.

In addition to our school’s event, on Sunday, January 27th, LSK students sang the “Honour” song and “O’Kanata” to the group who walked the “Trail of Fire” (Day One) walk. This 10km walk started at the Shubenacadie Residential School and came to the Indian Brook First Nation community. This event was organized with the help of Shelly Young, Molly Peters, Marina Young, Eleanor (Elle) Michael, and Tayla Paul.

It is hard to believe that January has come and gone. Pretty soon, our school will be preparing for our Winter Carnival. The staff verses students hockey game is already scheduled. I can’t wait!!

On a personal note, I would like to thank Ms. Elle Michael for helping me write this article. Elle gave me all the “facts”. Thanks, Elle.

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