The official grand opening June 18 was a big success!
Below are some pictures of the recent naming ceremony which included 14 children and 1 adult performed by Pine Tree Chief Kanenrahkénia:te (Terry Sahanatien) and Iohate Sahanantien and Lucia Sahanatien.
Children were given names based on their individual characteristics while others were already given their name by family from birth.
Afterwards we heard author Lee Maracle whose message was about letting go of a painful past and embracing a future with strong cultural values and the importance of family. It was a historical moment for Wahta, thank-you to all who attended and to the staff and Cultural Centre Committee for their dedication.
We are excited to offer the vision statement, mission statement and guiding principles completed above, and encourage any feedback and comments. We look forward to moving forward in a positive direction to promote health and healing within our community.