Today, Rama Central's Grade 5 students had the privilege of attending a "Youth Teaching Youth" event on the Rama Reserve. Grade 6 students and teachers from Mnjikaning-Kendaaswin Elementary School, and community elders, shared their cultural and environmental teachings with us.
The opening circle, which included Smudging and Water Ceremonies,
and a strawberry teaching
Our students also learned about the Metis, the War of 1812, had an opportunity to engage in some First Nations games and crafts, and were treated to a traditional First Nations meal. We want to sincerely thank our hosts for including Rama Central in this event, for the second year in a row.
Here are some photos from our amazing day at Mnjikaning (click on any photo to enlarge it):
The Grade 6 class from Mnjikaning-Kendaaswin Elementary School will be coming to Rama Central on Wednesday, to share more of their culture with us. This wonderful authentic learning experience fulfills Grade 5 curriculum expectations in Social Studies (First Nations culture and identity), while building positive relationships between students in our communities.
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