School and Community News

Sipekne’katik School got off to a great start at LSK in Sipekne’katik. They celebrated Nitap Day by learning about and modelling friendship and kindness. This month’s seven sacred teaching is focusing on Mikitelsulti, courage or bravery. They have been connecting that teaching to what their community is doing while protecting their treaty rights.Students in Grades … Read more

Upcoming Events

Yoga Teacher TrainingOctober 16 – 18 – Baddeck MK AGAOctober 22 – Dartmouth ECE Certification CelebrationOctober 23 & 24 – Dartmouth Have an event or story idea you’d like to see in the October newsletter? Contact Shara at ac.unik@arahs or 567-0336 ext.5603

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

Pictou Landing opens doors to their new school!

Excitement radiated through the building as students and staff in Pictou Landing saw their vision become a reality this month when they were able to move into their brand-new school. Students were involved in the project from the start, with their ideas being incorporated into the design of the building. They felt such pride being … Read more

From concept to product – LSK students unveil NAIG podiums

Earlier this year, the organizers of NAIG came to visit our Education Directors and Principals to find ways to encourage all of our youth to become involved in helping to make NAIG 2020 the best games yet. They wanted NAIG to be as inclusive as possible so that even the people who are not competing … 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