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Students celebrate National Aboriginal Day

Silverthorne Elementary School students and staff came out to Jamie Baxter Park last Friday to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.

Silverthorne students drum the welcome song to open up the Aboriginal Day celebrations.

Students and staff hold hands and circle in an aboriginal dance to bring them together.

DJs Stanley Tommy (T-Tubb) and Leon Erickson (Lou-D) held their first gig at the National Aboriginal Day event, broadcasting their original beats and songs. The young Houston DJs, 14 and 17 years old, started mixing beats and producing music early this year, under the training of Travis Herbert (right), a TEAM project leader with the Houston Friendship Centre and DJ with Mob Bounce, a hip hop group based in Vancouver.

TEAM (Teen Empowerment Awareness Movement) project leader and event organizer Darren MacDonald leads students off on the WalkRun, part of the Aboriginal Day events to encourage exercise and activity.

Erika, Kaylee and Katie smile for a picture as they line up with their class to head back to school.

 

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