Gastineau Elementary School students, parents and faculty hold hands Wednesday around the school in Douglas. The activity was organized to "symbolically embrace our school," Principal Angie Lunda said. "What we did was symbolically join hands around our educational efforts," guest elder David Katzeek said. "A long time ago, our elders would say, 'wooch.éen yéi jigax jeenéi,' which translated means, 'You are to help encourage one another, and you are to join hands together.' That is what we did today."
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