Sheshatshiu Innu School students learn about traditions, culture at cabin sleepover

Grade 5 students from Sheshatshiu Innu School recently had the opportunity to learn about their traditions and culture while taking part in sleepovers at the Sheshatshiu culture cabin. At the cabin, the youth participated in activities such as setting snares, hearing from elders, making Innu donuts, and hiking. Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education CEO Kanani Davis said that she is interested in implementing more cultural and language programming in schools and understanding how to keep students from dropping out. “We all know that the Innu way of life and what Innu used to practice and what we used to do in the country was healthy,” said Davis. “It was their home. And I think that’s what we really need to look at when we look at the education system.”

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