First Nations Education

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21st!!!
Through collaboration between First Nation Lead Patricia Miller and Dalhousie Regional High School Art teacher Jennifer McGloin, the grade 12 Art students were asked to paint panels depicting the 7 Sacred Grandmother/Grandfather Teachings. Jennifer used this project as one of the year end projects students could choose to create. The students had to follow specific criteria following a rubric while completing this project as part of their year end mark. Students were given a brief overview of the 7 Sacred Teachings and each student or group, using the symbols for each teaching, came up with a design for each panel. They drew and painted each teaching which are on display on the third floor of the high school section at Dalhousie Regional High. Thank you Jennifer McGloin and the grade 12 Art students for your dedication to this project!

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21!

This is a day to celebrate the historical and contemporary contributions that Indigenous peoples have made to the growing state of Canada. The attached PowerPoint is designed for middle school and highlights the local contributions of the Mi'kmaq peoples, as well as, other indigenous nations in Canada. It also explains the history of National Aboriginal Day and why it was proclaimed to be celebrated on the summer solstice of each year.    

Enjoy,

 

The First Nation Education Team     


Celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21!

This is a day to celebrate the historical and contemporary contributions that Indigenous peoples have made to the growing state of Canada. The attached PowerPoint is designed for an elementary audience and highlights the local contributions of the Mi'kmaq peoples, as well as, other indigenous nations in Canada. 

Enjoy,

The First Nation Education Team     


Katherine Halas-Moulton has been intrigued by the idea of two-eyed seeing as proposed by Albert Marshall as a way forward with reconciliation. Her Graphic Arts students created this piece of art to demonstrate that concept. From the Environmental Science curriculum: "Etuaptmumk is the Mi'kmaq word for Two-Eyed Seeing introduced by a Mi'kmaq Elder from Eskasoni First Nation, Albert Marshall. It refers to learning to see with one eye the strengths of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing, and with the other eye the strengths of western knowledges and ways of knowing, and to learn to use both eyes together to gain a clearer understanding of the world. A Two-Eyed Seeing approach is one way to integrate, and develop a greater understanding of, and appreciation for Indigenous worldviews in our classrooms. It is also a way to offer First Nations students more opportunities to succeed in the dominant culture without compromising their own culture. "

Students at Tide Head School enjoyed the Two Nations Teaching presentation about the historical friendship between the Mi'kmaq and Acadian peoples of New Brunswick.

Posted: March 21, 2017

Hello Everyone, we are honoured to share the Legacy of Hope Foundation's "100 Years of Loss" exhibit which will be hosted at the following schools during these dates: Max Aitken Academy from April 3 to 14, Eleanor W. Graham from April 17 to 28, Sugar Loaf Senior High School from May 1 to 12, Dalhousie Regional High School from May 15 to 26. For more information about the exhibit please visit: http://100yearsofloss.ca/en Please contact Matthew Sweezey to book a time for your class (grades 5-12) to visit the exhibit. The Legacy of Hope has provided a scavenger hunt to help students engage with the exhibit which is available in both French and English. We can also provide additional engagement activities upon request. Wela'lin, The First Nation Education Team

Please visit http://www.our-story.ca/ for contest guidelines. Best wishes!

 

First Nation Cultural Activities at Terry Fox Elementary: A student in Janet Ramsey's Grade 5 French Immersion class is from Pabineu First Nation. After seeing her picture as part of the Orange Shirt Day presentation at her school she asked her teacher if she could share her culture with the class. With support from the First Nation's Lead Patricia Miller, Enhancement Tutor Jessi Stever and Elder Gilbert Sewell the students were able to learn about the four sacred colours and the dream catcher. Thank you Mrs. Ramsey and Terry Fox Elementary students for being champions of First Nation cultural teachings!

CBC News: First Nations WE DAY

Posted: December 5, 2016

Congratulations to the FNEII Cultural Coordinators, Ashley Julian, Jenica Atwin and Rosa Barlow for organizing New Brunswick's very first WE DAY event for First Nation Youth! Click the link to review CBC's news article on this well recieved event!

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