On January 24th and 25th, students and staff from Frontier Collegiate and Engaged Learners joined to host a Winter Cultural Gathering at Egg Lake.
Knowledge Keepers and Traditional Gift Givers from around Manitoba came together to share cultural knowledge and teachings with students in Frontier School Division.
Youth learned about the construction and teachings of the Tipi. Students participated in traditional food preparation, including trapping, visiting an active trap line and fish scaling.
Students learned how to field dress and harvest a tundra caribou from a traditional perspective. The group also successfully built outdoor shelters using materials from the land.
In addition, facilitated sessions were offered on soapstone carving and traditional Indigenous beading. Youth had the opportunity to make their own hand drums together with Elder Andrew Daniels and traditional helper Joe Partridge.
The gathering was filled with student engagement and excitement. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in planning and supporting these necessary opportunities for our youth in Frontier School Division.