First Nations Education

January in Mi'kmaq is Penamujuiku's which means Frost Fish Run

Posted: January 20, 2020

Sipu Mui'n (Riverbear’s) adventures with K-2.    Before Christmas he went bowling with his friends and had a blast stealing snacks and playing in the arcade and then on Friday, January 17, he took part in the Earth Rangers presentation

Posted: January 14, 2020

Mi'kmaq Pronunciation Helper

To assist with pronunciation, open the page, click on the month to hear the way it is pronounced. Give it a try and share with a friend! 

Two classes of MVHS students have the oportuniuty to learn from Elder Esther Ward from Esgenoopetitj First Nation. She has been visting the classes every Wednesday afternoon. These are a few of the studnets creations modelling the traditional way moose and deer hide was/is  stretched on wooden...

Posted: October 24, 2019

Lesson on Netukulimk: harmony with nature

These lessons on Netukulimk, a Mi'kmaq term meaning many things including harmony with nature, not taking more than you need etc. can be adapted for many grade levels. It could be used in LA, Science and/or  SS.

Posted: September 16, 2019

Posted: May 24, 2019

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Grade 3-4 students in Ms. Jennifer’s class, at the Jacquet River School, spent several weeks learning about Indigenous Treaties during their Social Studies period. Over the course of seven weeks students learned the meaning of Turtle Island and its relationship with the Mi’kmaq people. They made their own connections to their relationship to Turtle Island through discussion about recycling and how they too have a responsibility to keep Turtle Island healthy. Students learned what a treaty is and discussed what happens when you make and/or break a promise. During one classroom activity they participated in a scaled down Blanket Exercise and sharing circle. All the students learned about and participated in the voting process, wording and writing their treaty, as well as, learning about consequences and rewards in violating or upholding the treaty. As lessons ended the class and teacher worked together to create their very own classroom treaty. Through discussions and coming to a consensus, students were able to sign their treaty titled, Ms. Jennifer’s Grade Three/Four Special Promise. A special sharing of a snack completed the lessons as a celebration of their teamwork and commitment to upholding this treaty.

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