Medicine Pouches made by students

Making Medicine Pouches

Recently, Grade 4/5 EES students learned about the history of Medicine pouches and their importance for some Indigenous peoples. 

During these lessons, they learned about the four sacred medicines -- tobacco, sweet grass, sage and cedar and how the medicine pouch is used to carry these important medicines. 

The students made their own, as well as a booklet, which outlined the importance of medicine pouches to Indigenous cultures, and what the students felt was important about their own pouches.   

For more information about medicine pouches, please click the links below. 

Wisdom: Indigenous Medicine Pouch a spiritual part of tradition shared among all cultures -


Students in Mrs. Tegart's class learn about National Ribbon Skirt Day

January 4, 2024 is the 2nd Annual National Ribbon Skirt Day

Orange Shirt Day @ EES September 30, 2023

An amazing day at EES commemorating Orange Shirt Day.

Students designed this year's logo and helped iron-on them on 120 shirts so every student at EES could have their own to wear with pride. 

Many teachings throughout the month of September occurred as students and staff learned about the impact that residential schools had on Indigenous individuals, families and communities. 

To learn more about Orange Shirt Day:

Homepage - Orange Shirt Society (