Aboriginal Outreach at Holy Cross Académie Internationale and St. John Bosco Elementary

 

The Musée Héritage Museum programming department was very pleased to be invited back to Holy Cross Académie Internationale for their Winter Carnival.

Additionally we traveled to St. John Bosco Elementary in Edmonton to talk with Grade 5 students about the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada.

This year for the Winter Carnival, Celina and Brett facilitated workshops to teach kindergarten through Grade 9 students about finger weaving. Each student made their own mini sash and asked Celina all kinds of questions about the sash and its significance and meaning in the Métis culture.

Celina talking about sashes and fielding questions from the students

 

Celina and Brett returned to St John Bosco Elementary School to talk with Grade 5 students about the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people of Canada. The Grade 5 classes were fascinated with the large rib bone from a bison, learned about traditional ways of surviving off the land and compared a polar bear tooth to their own teeth. The polar bear’s tooth was bigger! Students made a small tipi and spent time drawing objects or symbols to share what they had learned about the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.

It is always a pleasure to go out to the community.  Thank you to Holy Cross Académie Internationale and St. John Bosco Elementary.