On September 16th our students were fortunate to participate in an unveiling ceremony at the U’mista Cultural Centre. A large sisiyu’ł panel has been returned home to the U’mista from Chicago. This panel was purchased in 1894 by George Hunt and was sent to the 1894 Chicago World’s Fair.
Chief Bill Cranmer performed a chant and blessing ceremony and spoke to the history of the artifact and the process involved in its return. Our students participated by singing the ‘Na̱mg̱is Entrance and River songs during the unveiling. The panel is quite large and it took several people to unpack it very carefully. We are very grateful to the U’mista staff that we were given permission to attend and participate.