Welcome Elder Wilson
Posted on September 19th, 2017
Elder Wilson made a visit to ALH today. Students sat on the edge of their seats as he told traditional stories, sang songs and invited students to dance.
Elder Wilson Bearhead is Nakota and a member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band in Treaty 6 territory, Alberta. He has served as a Chief in his community, the Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations and Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations. Wilson has served his people for many years as a traditional helper in ceremony and community events. Wilson was the cultural coordinator for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) National Event in Edmonton in March 2014 and is an intergenerational survivor of the IRS system himself. He enjoys bringing healing through stories, song and teachings to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of all ages and is currently offering support in several Elk Island Public schools, including ALH.
He will be a familiar sight at our school throughout the course of the year. Welcome!