Indigenous high school students take part in summer camps hosted by PSE, education departments

Postsecondary institutions and a provincial department recently hosted camps to give Indigenous students a taste of higher education. In Nova Scotia, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is supporting the Learning with Wskitqamu camp, which provides land-based hands-on experiences to Mi’kmaw and Indigenous youth. Dalhousie University’s SuperNOVA program and the Ulnooweg Education Centre have partnered to offer Melkiknuawti, a land-based learning program. The program focuses on giving Indigenous youth STEM opportunities aligned with Indigenous knowledge. Virtual Ventures at Carleton University worked with Actua to deliver the Mashkikiikaagen Indigenous Youth in STEM (InSTEM) Land Summit, which provides Indigenous high school students with a for-credit land camp experience. The University of Alberta hosted a Young Indigenous Women’s Circle of Leadership camp that will teach students the Cree language and provide opportunities for cultural engagement.

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