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May 03
First Nation Education Update

MEDICINE WALK AT FORT FOLLY As the weather improves, more of our schools will be taking students to learn the Mi’kmaq Culture by partaking in the Medicine Trail Walk. Check it out yourselves!

MASS PUBLIC BLANKET EXERCISE will be held at Mount Allison University at 130pm on Saturday, May 5th – all are welcome!

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH is June every year with June 21st being National Indigenous Peoples Day. Various schools will be embedding treaty education, education for reconciliation and cultural teachings into the coming months. Check out the Flag Raising Ceremony on June 21 at Moncton City Hall or the Powwow in Amherst on that same day.

GRADE 4 TREATY EDUCATION will be piloted in three schools in our district. Stay tuned for this new curriculum in the fall! It builds upon the Grade 3 Treaty Education that has already been implemented in schools this year. Teachers went to training last week and will be piloting these lessons in the coming weeks.

MAKING OUR OWN DRUMS the traditional way with the Cultural Coordinator from Fort Folly. Three schools were awarded a grant to use for making drums, creating artwork and music with the drums and then competing amongst themselves. They have all made their drums and they will be making a video of their learnings that will be uploaded on the district website – look for it in June!

VISITING ELSIPOGTOG AND FORT FOLLY The First Nation Education Coalition will be learning from Elders and Culture Keepers with experiential opportunities in two of our local First Nation communities.

FLAG CEREMONY Salem Elementary and Marshview Middle School welcomed Elder Gilbert Sewell and Cultural Coordinator Nicole Dube into their schools to partake in the Flag Ceremony.​ 

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