This morning the KinderPals joined the rest of the school to view a play called “Mistatim”. The story of Mistatim is about a boy named Calvin, his horse, Mistatim, who he is trying to “break” and a girl named Speck. A wooden fence separates Calvin’s family property from the reservation that Speck lives on. Even though they live so close together, Calvin and Speck are from different worlds. The themes emerging from this play are those of needing to respect and empathize with one another. A very brief mention of the horrors of residential schools occurs in the play, so please be aware, in case one of the KinderPals has questions about that. We spoke about the play after seeing it, and most of the children were enthralled with the actor who played Mistatim. I tried to put into kid language the ideas presented and simplified it in that we need to always treat others with kindness…the way we would want to be treated. 

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