Spirit Bear Am”bear”rister Comes to Jacquet River School

Posted: January 13, 2020

Through the First Nation Caring Society's Spirit Bear program, schools and classrooms can adopt an Am”bear”rister to help students learn about Human Rights of First Nations Peoples, learn about First Nation peoples culture, history and ways in which students and schools can be active participants in reconciliation.

The students in Ms. Ms. Jennifers K-1 and Ms. Kerri’s 1-2 classes welcomed a new member to their classroom on November 26, 2019 through a special naming ceremony. The ceremony was carried out by Elders Christine Metallic and Theresa Wilmot of Listuguj, Quebec.  Students prepared for their new class member by learning about Mi'kmaq culture, creating tobacco ties to offer to the Spirit Bear and the Elder visitors.      

The Am”bear”rister program at the Jacquet River School will be guiding the students through the Seven Sacred Teachings as part of their guidance program being fostered by Holly Talbot.  

Please help in welcoming the second Am”bear”rister in our district, SipuMui’n (River Bear)