Students in Potlotek have had the opportunity to take part in many land based learning activities this winter and spring. Some of the activities that the students have taken part in include a seal hunt trip with Potlotek Fisheries, tree tapping with Tracy Marshall, ice fishing with Terry Denny and much more!
This month at ABMHS, students from Child Studies 11 have had the opportunity to make a ribbon skirt, vest, or a baby blanket. They were provided with materials, the sewing machine and the guidance from their teachers to help each student with their project. “The students that have taken part really enjoyed making their creations … Read more
Mi’kmaw Language and Culture Over the winter months, the language and culture team began a new language opportunity called L’nuisultiek Valley. The idea behind the program is that participants from Acadia, Bear River, Annapolis Valley and Glooscap First Nation communities will be able learn basic Mi’kmaq language while getting to know one another, community to … Read more
A new initiative began this year with the hiring of Post-Secondary advisors for our communities across the province. One of the gaps that our community Education Directors noticed over the years was the need to have someone dedicated to supporting our students after they leave high school. Although most Post-Secondary institutions have Indigenous Student Advisors, … Read more
50+ students sing in 4 languages in the spirit of reconciliation Story submitted by Carter Chaisson On behalf of Allison Bernard Memorial High School in Eskasoni, First Nation, Nova Scotia, I’m excited to share with you our brand new song and video – Ancient and Forever. Ancient and Forever is a song by Nova Scotian musical … Read more
Celebrating Black History Month PLFN School students had many learning opportunities during Black History Month.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we couldn’t have any in person guest speakers, but anti-racist activist Henderson Paris visited our classrooms via Zoom and inspired us with his stories of struggle against racism and hope for the future. Taking the Roof Off … Read more
In collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources, the grades 7 – 12 students learned to clean muskrats, rabbits, coyotes and beavers, they also were taught the acquired skills to make various types of snares and animal adaptations in conjunction with netukulimk. U’lukwej – Coyote Kopit – Beaver, Ki’kwesu – Muskrat.