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West Lynn Heights School Students And Their Week On The Land

From January 29 to February 1, 2024, West Lynn Heights students and staff were immersed in daily Indigenous land-based learning activities. The days were filled with learning that included the setting up of a prospector tent, learning about traditional uses of muskgege (medicinal plants) and wapos (rabbit), tea boiling, building and using a smokehouse for meat smoking, and ice fishing. These activities provided students with hands-on experiences, while also learning many of the local teachings and practices.

Based on all of the smiling faces, this was also a week of wellness and building community within the school.

This time on the land reflects Frontier School Division’s commitment to inclusive and experiential learning. One of the goals is to nurture respect and relationality among students by providing opportunities to engage in traditional Indigenous ways of life and the natural environment.

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