Falcon mural brings Indigenous outlook to St. Joseph High School community – rdnewsnow.com

Falcon mural brings Indigenous outlook to St. Joseph High School community – rdnewsnow.com

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 202152 Views

A newly completed mural brings Indigenous spirit to St. Joseph High School in Red Deer.

The mural showcases a falcon sitting on rocks, a family of baby birds in a nest and another falcon flying as a way not only to represent the school, but also to move forward and put reconciliation into action.

Delree Dumont, a well-known artist in Nakusp, BC who has experience in acrylic painting, smudge fans and medicine bags, was commissioned for the work.

“Our athletic mascot is the Falcon, which is a symbol in Indigenous spirituality. Stories and legends are part of the oral history of the Indigenous people. We are honoured to have this aspect of Indigenous beliefs and values incorporated into this mural. This mural ties our school mascot to Indigenous culture and teachings. The mural will remind our students and staff of this important link,” said Principal Graeme Daniel at St. Joseph High School.

Read More: https://rdnewsnow.com/2021/04/20/falcon-mural-brings-indigenous-outlook-to-st-joseph-high-school-community/

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