From October 17-21, Grade 5 to 12 students at MAS were immersed in a four-day moose camp. Over the course of these days, students connected with and learned from local Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Gift Givers as they advance Indigenous Land-based education in their community.
Rich learning took place including stories of the moose hunt and how to prepare the meat and hide. Students also learned about the medicines, the sacred teachings of the sweat lodge, and had opportunity to participate in a sweat.
Additionally, students learned all about the hard work their ancestors experienced and continue to do in order to build and maintain a camp, such as keeping the fire going, helping community members and Elders, and respecting the land.
Miigwetch to those who made this camp come to life. This includes local hunters, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Gift Givers, Chief and Council, community leaders, students and their families, the staff at Minegoziibe Anishinabe School, the Indigenous Way of Life Department, and most of all, okemasis Cynthia Nepinak for her tireless efforts to support her students as they advance their identity, language, history, culture, and sense of belonging.