On Tuesday, April 25, Paiute language instructors and students from the Eagle Wind Dancers and Young Chief Singers performed for attendees at the WCSD Board Meeting at Jesse Hall Elementary School. The Trustees annually hold a board meeting at a school close to tribal land, offering the opportunity to celebrate Native American culture.
The presentation included traditional dance, singing, prayers, and a cultural meal. This event expands on the ongoing relationship between WCSD and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and Nevada Urban Indians. After the opening prayer, dancers from Jesse Hall ES and Spanish Springs HS performed many dances including the Antelope Dance, the Basket Dance, and the Bear Dance. Mrs. McCauley’s second grade students from Natchez ES sang and danced for the audience. And Royalty members Colson Wyatt and Bridgette Stump performed traditional dances.
Superintendent Davis, Trustees, District staff, and community members attending the meeting enjoyed a meal of Indian Tacos prepared by members of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. WCSD Office of Equity and Diversity presented information on the Title VI Indian Education Program. This program provides financial support to WCSD for resources for education.
Enjoy some photos from the event showing the talent and pride of the performers