The DFC Experience
The DFC Experience will invite Northern communities and participants from the catholic, public and French school boards to participate in workshops in six categories (Basketball, Dance, Visual Arts, Technology, Music and Culture). These workshops will be led by indigenous leaders in each of these fields. This day will ultimately highlight all of the great programming that our school offers and help to make new and future students comfortable with the school, staff, city and non-indigenous community.
Other school boards (French, Public and Catholic) will also be taking part and this will give them valuable insight into the life of our students and a chance to develop relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous students.
September 13, 2019
The Amazing Race
The purpose of this race is to help indigenous youth learn how to get around the city using city transit and to travel to different services and organizations that will be helpful to you. Our older students that have been here before will need to be leaders for our younger students and help them (and the staff) learn how to use the bus and get around the city. Other school boards (French, Public and Catholic) will also be taking part and this will give them valuable insight into the life of our students and a chance to develop relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous students.
It will be eye opening for the non-indigenous students as they come to realize that some of our students take 3 busses to get to school every day, which adds up to two hours of travel a day for our kids to attend school. The Amazing Race will continue to grow in size and scope as we engage more and more partners across the city. It is our hope to have every high school and intermediate schools submitting a team to take part in the next two years.
September 12, 2019
Wake the Giant Music Fest
The Wake the Giant Music Fest will be a celebration of cultures with a spotlight on Indigenous culture and music. The festival will feature a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Our goal is to bring different races, age groups, music lovers and festival fans all together at one big event that brings the community closer together and to promote Indigenous artists by giving them access to new audiences and opportunities to network with established artists.
The festival will also include a live art installation and cultural booths that are either interactive or have food. Expect major players in the Canadian music scene to support the festival including The Downie Wenjack Foundation, July Talk, The New Constellations tour and many more.
September 14, 2019