Students and staff had a wonderful time during Culture Week at Tok School. There was a lot of learning going on everyday! Diane Titus is not specifically pictured here, but she deserves so much credit for organizing the activities and sharing her wisdom with the students at Tok School!
Stephanie Moe was here to talk about Athabascan culture in the Tok area. She described the different types of potlatches and the different roles of men and women in village society. Stephanie is a great resource for our community.
Ray Titus had a very informative presentation about snowshoes: how they are made and what they are good for besides walking in the snow. You can use them as a shovel to brush snow away when building a fire and they also come in handy if your snow machine gets stuck! Having snowshoes along will make sure you get home.
Mr. Titus also showed the boys examples of native games. They weren't just for fun. The young men of the village would test their strength against each other and based on their skill and strength, they might be chosen to go on the hunt!
All of the students enjoyed learning traditional dances.
Shawn Frank serving stew at Thursday evening's potlatch!
More scenes from the potlatch. There was tasty food and friendship there!
Norman Cerlo provided the expert drumming for all of the dancing over the three days of Cultural Week. He and his mother deserve a special thank-you for visiting us and sharing the amazing musical culture of our region.