A Day to Cel­e­brate Cul­tural Diver­sity for HIP, HOP and HEP

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Moose Jaw Fam­i­lies for Change held an Abo­rig­i­nal Day at Diver­si­fied Ser­vices at the be­gin­ning of Au­gust for their ten­ants that live at their three hous­ing fa­cil­i­ties–HIP, HOP and HEP, acronyms for Help­ing Im­por­tant Peo­ple, Help­ing Op­por­tu­ni­ties for Peo­ple and Help­ing Em­power Peo­ple. The af­ter­noon out­ing con­sisted of mak­ing a craft which was a ‘dream-catcher’, a snack of ban­nock and jam, and a dance per­formed by Kayleigh Ol­son, danc­ing to the beat of Jeff Cappo drum­ming. The dance per­formed was a But­ter­fly Dance and Ol­son says that the move­ments are like the free­dom of the but­ter­fly. Cappo says, “The drum beat is the heart beat of our­selves. we tell a story as a dancer and a drum­mer. I share my story and the ‘con­nect­ed­ness’ to Mother Na­ture, while the dancer feels the mu­sic and moves to the drum beat.” This was part of their sum­mer pro­gram­ming to fill their res­i­dent’s days with other than the usual things.

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