The Dupree School celebrated Native Pride Week with a presentation by author Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre and her husband Whitney.
Taken-Alive Rencountre read her book “Thunder’s Hair” aloud. The pages were projected on a large screen so the student body and staff could read along and enjoy the beautiful illustrations.
After the reading, Whitney talked about the importance of being a good family member and kind person. Then he worked with some of the students. He asked students to share the name of someone they look up to as a role model and the reason why. The students shared what they thought was important in how to be a good person and family member.
The presentation closed with two volunteers, a young man and a young woman, Kylund McGill and McKadyn Chasing Hawk, coming to the front to do a Lakota victory war whoop and a Lakota trill.