St. Peter Indian Mission School students offer song and dances at Council Meeting
February 19, 2016
Thomas R. Throssell
On the morning of Feb. 3, 45 students from St. Peter Indian Mission School preformed the traditional Coyote Dance in front of the GRIC Council at the Governance Center as part of the Annual National Catholic Schools week, held from Jan. 31- Feb. 6.
According to Sister Pam, St. Peter Mission School’s junior high school teacher, the reason for the students dancing and singing at the Governance Center was to honor Catholic education and show gratitude to the Community for their support of the school.
“It’s a time to celebrate Catholic education, to give thanks to our parents, …to give thanks to the students, and on [Feb. 3], to give thanks to the Community, “ she said.
It is “because of the tribe that we can provide for the kids, their culture class, music, art, [and] P.E.,” Pam said.
“We went there to give our gratitude and thanks for all the support that [GRIC] gives to the school,” she added.
The students, made up of the boys and girls of the school’s seventh and eighth grade classes, including students from student council, practiced the Coyote Dance under the direction of Corinna Harrison, Albert Cruz, and Bryson Hall.