Indigenous students at Lethbridge school not amused at cowboy and Indians themed grad

A “Cowboys and Indians” themed graduation party isn’t going over well with Indigenous students at a school in Lethbridge, Alberta. Pictures of the graduation were sent out on social media.

Tamara Pimentel
APTN National News
A “Cowboys and Indians” themed graduation party isn’t going over well with Indigenous students at a school in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Pictures of the graduation were sent out on social media.

Now a chief is stepping up to support the students who are speaking out about the party.

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Tamara is Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a diploma in interactive media arts at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon and has worked as a videographer for CBC in Winnipeg and Iqaluit. Tamara was hired by APTN in 2016 as a camera/editor and is now a video journalist in our Calgary bureau.

4 thoughts on “Indigenous students at Lethbridge school not amused at cowboy and Indians themed grad

  1. Unaware, uncaring and unconscious of others -how can students , in 2017, act and be like this ? Because racism is perfectly acceptable in their known world, so common that it is not even seen .This is what they hear and learn at home, among their peers and in society , at large .Grad is a poor excuse for a drunk, underage, at that , and to have a “cowboy and Indian ” themed one,is beyond offensive .Stop viewing the world through such a narrow lens.

    1. straight talk
      A few will learn and the others will go back home and listen to parents about the bad and dirty Indians. You are right to voice your concern it is wrong and u a a model student to lead the other students go on being you ekosi

  2. How can students be so unaware, uncaring and unconscious ? They are mirroring/reflecting what they hear and see at home, among their peer groups and in society at large ,which makes racism perfectly acceptable and they don’t see it as such .Grad is a poor excuse for underage drinking and a cowboy and Indian themed party just takes it right over the edge to offensive .

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