Cheyanne Harris takes part in the traditional guessing game Sla-hal

Cheyanne Harris takes part in the traditional guessing game Sla-hal

National Aboriginal Day celebrations

The Stz’uminus Health Centre team hosted National Aboriginal Day activities

There were plenty of smiles all around, as the Stz’uminus Health Centre team hosted National Aboriginal Day activities June 21 at the Stz’uminus Community Centre. The day featured songs and prayers by the Stz’uminus and the Tzinquaw Dancers, the traditional guessing game Sla-hal or Bone Game, nature walks, canoe building demonstrations, lunch, a bouncy castle and slide and face painting.

Health director Melissa Daniels says the event was all about sharing Stz’uminus culture and being proud to be First Nations people.

“It’s a day to share our culture and bring awareness to our neighbours,” she said.

About 150 people took part in the activities.

Daniels says they had a lot of help from Stz’uminus Health Centre staff and from many volunteers, and she thanks their sponsors, the Nautsumawt Tribal Council, Canada Heritage, and the Town of Ladysmith