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The World is Watching Us

This is an overview of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement in School District 58 - Merritt/ Princeton School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen). This agreement will benefit students from six local Bands including the Coldwater Band, Lower Nicola Band, Nooaitch Band, Shackan Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Band.  Return to Previous...

Echoes of the Sinixt

National Aboriginal Day Celebration 2016 in Nakusp BC - A 10 minute colourful overview of National Aboriginal Day. Medicine Wheel Ceremony, Drumming, Dancing by Running Wolf, Traditional Games, Parkour, and the signing of the Enhancement Agreement, School District 10 Back to Previous...

Embrace Life – 24 Hour PowWow

Aboriginal Leadership students throughout the corridor collaborated to choose the form and theme of the 24 Hour Drum. This year’s result was a Powwow with the theme Embrace Life as a statement of resilience and empowerment. Youth drummed, danced and feasted with their communities! Return to Previous...

Our Language, Our Our Way of Life (7 min, 2018)

School District 48 - Sea to Sky is home of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. Language and culture are intertwined and the revitalization of our local languages is critical in allowing culture to thrive. The following video highlights the importance of language learning for our students. A Carswellfilm.ca Return to Previous...

Himalaya South

Five Months in Nepal and India. In the fall of 2001, (just after 911) Danielle Hoogland and Ed Carswell flew to Katmandu, Nepal then spent five months exploring the diversity of culture in of Annapurna, Pokara, Assam, Calcutta, Rajastan Desert, Bombay, Kerala, Goa and many other areas. The adventure lasted five months. Once back in Canada, the team presented an interactive slideshow to several schools on Vancouver Island. The goal was to educate youth about the rich diversity of culture, and empower students to become active global...