Peace River School Division students will be taking part in a celebration of First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture tomorrow. Springfield Elementary in Peace River will be hosting students from across the division for the annual hand games competition. PRSD Board Chair Darren Kuester says participation in the games is beneficial for all students.
“It’s not only FNMI students that compete in these, all students are allowed to compete and it’s often the FNMI students that become the leaders and are showing the other kids how to do it. So it’s the integration and appreciation for the culture.”
Kuester says Hand Games date back thousands of years in FNMI history, and help teach students things like good sportsmanship, cooperation, dexterity, and agility.