Raven's Quest - Gr 1-3 Social Studies

Alexciia

Alexciia is a 9-year-old member of the Blackfoot Nation. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. She loves her school, a special place for Indigenous students. At the school, they have a medicine garden and a special set of windows that track the movement of the sun. Her special word is ,Natoosi, which means ,sun, in the Blackfoot language. Alexciia loves to dance and she demonstrates a jingle dance and a hoop dance. She explains that dancing makes her very happy. She also shows us how to decorate hoops for dancing. Alexciia loves to play in the snow with her friend, Izzy, and her brother, Dreyton. Winter is her favourite season! Frybread is one of her favourite traditional snacks and she makes some with her Grandmother Stephanie.