Posted: February 7, 2018
The superintendent for Anglophone School District North (ASD-N) in New Brunswick announced that all students in the north will have a cultural learning experience through a traditional Mawi’omi.
A Mawi’omi is a cultural and social gathering for celebration of new seasons and renewal of relationships. This celebration involves drumming, singing/chanting, prayer and ceremony.
The theme of this two-day Mawi’omi is ReconciliAction. ReconiliAction is termed after Reconciliation, defined as: the restoration of relations and the action of making one view or belief compatible with another. ReconiliAction is
action toward repairing the damaged relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
To equip students with background information, Melissa Dedam and First Nation Education Team members have created two Mawi’omi PowerPoint presentations, one for middle and one for elementary. These PowerPoints are available to download here:http://asd-n.nbed.nb.ca/fne.
ASD-N First Nation Education Team