Making Drums that Tell a Story

Fort Babine Community School Indigenous Ways of Wellness n/a School Level Elementary Northern Health Authority Public

Fort Babine Community School utilized a Healthy Schools BC First Nations School Grant to host a drum making workshop. The activity complimented their daily Carrier Language and Culture Program where they are taught about personal family clans and house crests. Over three sessions, a visiting artist, along with school support staff, taught students how to make drums and helped them develop personally meaningful and culturally appropriate images for their drums. Due to COVID-19 the drums were not shared publicly, but the school hopes that they will in the future at a formal gathering where students will use their drums to perform traditional songs.