Jun. 20, 2019
On June 4, we celebrated the academic achievements of Indigenous graduates at the annual Indigenous Student Graduation Celebration. Hosted by Central Memorial High School and supported by the CBE Elder Advisory Council, the event honoured Indigenous students transitioning into their next phase of life. Students and their family members, honoured guests, Elders, and dignitaries marked this occasion with an event that cultivated a balanced and respectful relationship between Indigenous knowledge systems and existing CBE knowledge systems. The evening celebration opened with a blessing from Elder Kelly Good Eagle. Highlights included the gift of song through the drum, graduates’ recognition circle and gift-giving, a traditional feast and a round dance to wrap up the graduation. Thank you to the many CBE students and staff who contributed to the success of this celebration.