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All-female drumming group inspires confidence and pride amongst Regina students – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201717 Views

‘It’s made me a lot more confident, and not be alone so much at lunch because now I have something to do’

Apr 03, 2017

A group of high school students in Regina is bucking the trend by participating in an all-female Indigenous drum group at Thom Collegiate.

“We do know that it has happened a long time ago and now we don’t see it as much within our region,” said Dawne Cassell, the Aboriginal advocate teacher at Thom Collegiate.

Cassell said she knew the group “wasn’t of the norm,” so she made sure to consult with community elders to find out where the group “fit.”

“Our female elder in the school … said ‘it has been done before, and I think that it’s really important because it allows these girls to share their voice,’ and I thought that was really cool.”

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