|Teaching us about the circle shape|
Today Mrs. McGurry, our Aboriginal Education Teacher for St. James-Assiniboia SD came and taught one of our Kindergarten classes about the aboriginal drum. We learned that the skins are made of elk, moose and deer. We learned that a drum is a living thing and should be respected. The sound of the drum is the heart beat of life. Mrs. Rempel learned it is important to take care of our drums by 'watering' them. Mrs. McGurry even taught us the friendship dance and the meaning of the circle shape. Thank-you so much for sharing this wonderful gift.
|Showing us how a drum is created|
|Trying out the drums|
|Trying to keep the beat with the rattles and drums|
Here are a few beautiful songs and story that we can listen to that share this beautiful culture.
Anishinaabe Spirit Bear Song
Anishinaabek Turtle song
The Drum Calls Softly
Original Content: Aboriginal Drumming