Posted: February 28, 2019
Tabusintac school K-5 students had the opportunity to learn and create with local Mi’kmaq Elder Esther Ward from Esgenoopetitj First Nation. Elder Esther visited with the students once per week over a 5-6 week period. The students learned about Mi’kmaq culture, language, made their own replica rattles and drums, chanted and danced. Thanks to teachers Amanda Simpson and Kendra Breau for taking on this initiative which educated all involved! This is a wonderful example of how we can work toward the TRCs Calls to Action and Objective 6 of NB’s Education Plan to: Meet the needs of First Nation learners and ensure that provincial curriculum is reflective of First Nation history and culture.