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Winlaw Aboriginal Education


Students at Winlaw Elementary school have been engaging in a variety of Aboriginal Education offerings this year. In collaboration with COINS, we took the gr. 4-6 class to Winlaw Nature Park for traditional teachings, archery and cooking bannock on a stick. This is the second year in a row we have done this and we hope it can be an annual offering.


The younger students have been learning hand drum teachings, hunting/foraging skills as well as some introductory nsyilxcən. Nsyilxcən is the language spoken by interior salish tribes in our region. Crafting is always an important part of our Indigenous Education programming. This year we hope to make mini drums in a few of the classes.


The students have expressed a lot of appreciation for the Aboriginal Education learning opportunities they have been a part of. Some of their highlights include making bannock, archery, beading and drumming.


Submitted by Jenna Hopper, Aboriginal Academic Success Teacher