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Image of Elder Christina Spence teaching children from Thunderbird School in South Indian Lake, MB how to harvest goose

Thunderbird School Students Work Alongside Elder Christina Spence to Receive Teachings about Caribou and Goose Harvest

Thunderbird School students had the privilege of engaging in an enriching experience as they worked alongside Elder Christina Spence to learn traditional practices related to the caribou and goose harvest. Elder Christina helped students to connect with community teachings, gaining invaluable insights into sustainable living and cultural practices. Under her guidance, students had hands-on experience cutting the meat and learning the process of smoking.

“It was a great day and a fantastic learning opportunity for our students” said Vice Principal Aaron Young. “I would like to thank our school staff that helped plan and facilitate the day, with special thanks to Elder Christina for sharing her knowledge, Rudy Soulier for building and gifting the smokehouse to the school, and the local hunters who gifted some of their harvest for our students. It was truly a community effort.”

Having the students of Thunderbird School connect with Elder Christina highlights the strong community connections in South Indian Lake and how the school prioritizes Indigenous Land-Based experiences in the well-being and education of students.

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