Nak’albun end of year potlatch: a big thank you

It was a time of giving and a time to say thanks for a memorable year at Nak’albun Elementary School.

  • Thu Jul 14th, 2016 5:00am
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A time for giving thanks at Nak'albun Elementary School.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It was a time of giving and a time to say thanks for a memorable year at Nak’albun  Elementary School.

“If it wasn’t for our families, for our teachers, for our band and for these students, we wouldn’t have such a wonderful school. We are so thankful,” Anne Sam, teacher at Nak’albun said.

potlatch is a traditional gift-giving feast practiced by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States.

But for the students at Nak’albun, it was all about celebrating and giving thanks for their school community.

Students gathered gifts as each one was presented in thanks to their teachers, families and friends.

It was these people who helped them through a most unforgetful year of fun and learning and it was clear the students at Nak’albun were ever so grateful.