Skeetchestn Community School students and staff collaborated with the First Nations Education Steering Committee to create a wonderful music video sung completely in Secwepemctsin language. The project was funded through the Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness Grants that went digital this year.
Watch the video on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/bryce.a.ross/videos/10157433946056728/
The video is just one part of a language-revitalization initiative that is much desired by the community. “We strongly believe this video will help excite community members and students," said Bryce Ross, Principal of Skeetchestn Community School. “It can help ignite an interest in the language, especially during this challenging time when people are looking for positive things to do. It's an uplifting project that benefits the community."
This video project is the first of more to come from the school, as there are plans to reach out to the community to join in creating more videos in Secwepemctsin.
Bryce Ross acknowledges language and knowledge keepers, Darcy Deneault and Sonny PC for their song-writing collaboration, in addition, the production team at ThatKidGoran.