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First Nations Bighouse: A right of passage for BICS Grade 4s

The kids were told to close their eyes and to imagine what it would be like 300 years ago as they hiked into a traditional Coast Salish Bighouse.

The kids were told to close their eyes and to imagine what it would be like 300 years ago as they hiked into a traditional Coast Salish Bighouse.  A cultural program at the Cheakamus Centre up in Squamish, these students were able to experience what life was like back then.  First Nation Elders guided the students through ceremonial song and dance, hunting and fishing walks, weaving cedar bark and edible plant gathering. They prepared and cooked meals for everyone, learned how to make kindling for the fire and spent the night inside the Bighouse.
Bowen Island Community School is very fortunate to be able to participate in this program, a unique cultural experience for these young people that will last a lifetime.

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