On April 27, the Archerwill Public Library, through the Explore, Expand, Empower 2022 program, hosted the Rock Hill Drummers and Dancers. The award-winning group from Yellow Quill First Nation entertained at the Archerwill Centennial Centre.
The award-winning group from Yellow Quill First Nation entertained over one hundred and thirty people.
The entire student body of Archerwill School was in attendance as well as the Yellow Quill HeadStart children and people from the community.
Spokesperson Robert Whitehead explained the meaning of his culture’s songs and dances, emphasizing the rise in confidence of the group participants as they perform. Whitehead states performing helps them onto a prouder and better path in life as they work to “build bridges” within communities.
The grand finale was the Round Dance which included audience participation. As all moved together, a powerful rhythm and connection filled the room. Comments made surrounding the performance were "beautiful", "awesome", "powerful", "I now have an appreciation", and "this was a coming together of community because we are one".