St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy Sod Turning Honours Indigenous Heritage

Trustee Tremblay presents a gift of thanks to Elder, Edna Arcand following the blessing of the land. Escapio, Gary Gagnon blessed the site with more than 80 students, staff, dignitaries, and guests gathered for this project milestone.

Trustee Tremblay presents a gift of thanks to Elder, Edna Arcand following the blessing of the land. Escapio, Gary Gagnon blessed the site with more than 80 students, staff, dignitaries, and guests gathered for this project milestone.

Representatives of Alexander First Nation gathered with the Greater St. Albert Catholic community in Morinville on February 19, 2019 at the future school site of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy to perform a blessing of the land. Escapio, Gary Gagnon, and Elder, Edna Arcand, blessed this site through a smudging ceremony that highlighted the significance of the Indigenous heritage of the site and the schools' namesake, St. Kateri. 

Posted: February 25, 2019

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