This is a program geared for youth aged 16 to 18 years of age. The group sets up camp for four days with the help of 2 guides. During this time, the kids leanr how to prepare camp by cutting enough wood and also learn how to create snow blinds.
All grade 7 and 8 students attend this fall culture camp in Wood Buffalo National Park. Here they learn land-based skills, canoe safety, traditional medicines and much more. This camp is supported by the local school board and community.
PWK Highschool in Fort Smith holds an annual winter expedition where students learn traditional trapping, fishing, and hunting in a safe, continuous manner. The facilitators are local Elders and knowledge keepers.
Aurora College’s Inuvik campus has two large McPherson tents where a variety of activities take place. Elementary schools, high schools, Elders, and community members use this space. Some activities include medicine walks, fish camps, and story-telling.
An on-the-land camp for K-6 for East Three elementary school. A focus on teaching traditional bush skills while on the land. Some activities include pulling fish nets, cutting the fish and preparing for making dry fish. Camp activities are reflected upon back in the classroom.
Dechinta’s model of program delivery is innovative and responsive to the needs of diverse learners. We offer a setting where families can learn together through our Chekoa Nı̨ htł’èkǫ ̨̀ Deè (KidsU) program where children are invited to attend semesters with their parent(s) and learn on the land. This has become one of the most […]
Lutsel K’e Dene school is working collaboratively to support holistic Dene education. ”Several on-the-land projects across the Northwest Territories are getting a major financial boost. On the Land Collaborative, a collaborative initiative whose partners include local Indigenous governments, Tides Canada, the N.W.T. government and private industry, announced a $1-million grant that will be distributed to […]
A group of learners in Lutsel K’e got a taste of just how hard their ancestors worked to clothe themselves at a first-time traditional moosehide tanning camp last week. “When I’m doing moosehide tanning, I often think, ‘yeah I’m doing one, it’s so hard, but what if I had to do 10 just to make […]