28th Oct 2014

Ontario Youth Cultural Symposium Features Drumming

For students in Chatham, Ontario, drumming is leading to more than a beat. The city recently held its fifth annual Youth Cultural Symposium, dedicated to introducing students and teachers in the Lambton Kent District School Board to the cultures and traditions of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. This year the healing drum ZhowskeMiingnan was shared with the community, allowing Luke George, the drum’s keeper, an opportunity to teach the importance of living with respect. According to the Chatham Daily News, Luke says the youth are now gravitating toward their traditional cultures because they are a respectful way to live. Read more here: Drumming up cultural awareness