Mentor Apprentice Program

A learning group, where a Mentor (speaker) teaches an Apprentice (learner) the Mi’kmaw Language. An Apprentice should apply for this opportunity. An apprentice should have a Mentor chosen before submitting an application. Applicants will be chosen based on the quality of their application. Please include a detailed plan for learning.Each group will need to commit … Read more

Master Cultural Apprentice Weekend

During the final weekend of February, a gathering was held in Debert for educators and Red Road alumni, along with Red Road Elders, Lottie Johnson and Lulan Wells. The second gathering for this Master Cultural Apprentice group was based on the theme of Mid-Winter Feasting. Over the course of the weekend, the participants took part … Read more

Carter Chiasson Announced As The 2020 MusiCounts Teacher Of The Year Award

(Story and Photo adapted from https://www.musicounts.ca/) MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, is pleased to announce that Carter Chiasson, a teacher at Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, NS, is the recipient of the 2020 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. Each year, the MusiCounts Teacher of … Read more

Mi’kmaw Language Mentorship Program

A new language program has been getting underway in Potlotek. The Mi’kmaw Language Mentorship Program is an idea that was developed by teacher, Jasmine Johnson. “I took part in the Mentor Apprentice Program through MK and I really saw the benefit in it,” said Johnson. “I wanted to do something similar here but on a … Read more

Boys to Men Program

Rebecca Scirocco, Wellness Consultant, is delivering a pilot program in Sipeknekatik at L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom called Maine Boys to Men, RSVP (Reducing Sexism and Violence Program). Rebecca went to Maine in October to train to become a facilitator for the program. The mission of the Maine Boys to Men is to reduce interpersonal violence, specifically … Read more

School News

LSK Students in Grades 8 and 9 had guests in from Guardian Fisheries (Matt Maloney, Brandon Maloney & John Peter-Paul),who did a presentation on the various different types of trapping the Mi’kmaq people use. The Guardian Fisheries crew took the classes out to set up a beaver trap, bobcat trap and the students set up … Read more

Mi’kmaw Language Update

The language team attended the International Mother Language Day at the Halifax Central Library on Sunday February 24th. They had a booth set up to display our language resources and had an opportunity to read a book to the youth in attendance. They really enjoyed the day. A networking session took place on February 29 … Read more