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Smudging in Schools


What is Smudging?

Smudging is a cleansing ceremony practiced by Indigenous peoples;
People smudge certain regalia, such as drums, themselves, room/area, and other items;
Participation in smudging is voluntary – if you do not wish to or are unable to
participate in smudging, you may step back or not stand up.
One or more of the natural plant medicines are burned: Tobacco, Cedar, Sage, and Sweet grass;
Smudging happens when hosting an Aboriginal community event, meeting and/or inviting Elder(s)/Knowledge Keepers or Aboriginal artist(s) to schools.

Why is a Smudging Conducted?

To bring about a sense of grounding, direction and connection;
To see, feel, think and act with clarity;
To help create a positive mindset;
To cleanse/purify a person, place or object of negative energies, feelings or thoughts.

How is a Smudging Conducted?

Natural medicine(s) will be burned in a natural vessel – clay bowl, abalone shell, etc.
A feather or hands are put in the smoke which is then brought onto the body;
Participants may remove any metal (rings, watches, glasses, etc.) prior to the smudging.

November Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the 97 Wildcats with perfect attendance in November and the   Wildcats who have had perfect attendance all year.


Aaman P

Cory H

Jessica F

Maryam T

Sangay T

Adam C

David T

Jiayi L

Mathew S

Serenden W

Aditi M

Desteny D

Jieying L

Matthew W

Spencer P

Alexander W

Eh Nyaw W

Jordyn K

Matthew W

Stacey C

Alyssa B

Eli R

Joshua V

Melina A

Stephen W

Alyssa H

Emily L

Joshua W

Miao Q

Steven G

Alyssa W

Emma W

Jullianna B

Miles K

Sunehpreet K

Amber T

Eric H

Karl R

Moyesh T

Taylor D

Amie U

Evan R

Keller W

Nandini T

Tha Dah E

Andre S

Faisal Bin A

Keon T

Navdeep Kaur S

Tyler K

Austin B

Gabriel V

Kevin R

Naveen R

Tyson H

Bao C

Gage B

Keyan D

Nicklaus H

Vandna R

Blake C

Hailey R

Keygan H

Nikhil S

Veronica H

Brendan Y

Harmanpreet K

Kiara Z

Nikola L

Vincent W

Carter M

Isaak E

Lisa H

Purnima A

William Y

Chelsea B

Jacob L

Logan G

Raniya N

Yizhan H

Cindy C

Jacob P

Lukas C

Rebekah T

Zachary D

Colby J

Jamieson N

Lydia N

Richard N


Colin T

Jamila A

Lynden W

Riley K


Colton H

Janvi B

Makaela S

Rownak C



This week our Throwback Thursday takes us to 1987.


It was a big year for hair.  #somuchhairspray #didjohncusackgotoFWJ





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