William Konkin kids learn First Nation culture

First Nations cultural awareness day at William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake.

Roger Patrick, Indigenous Planning Facilitator with the Lake Babine Nation Treaty Office, explains a family tree recording lineage back to the early 1800s. His presentation was part of a First Nations cultural awareness day at William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake on March 14, 2013.

Roger Patrick, Indigenous Planning Facilitator with the Lake Babine Nation Treaty Office, explains a family tree recording lineage back to the early 1800s. His presentation was part of a First Nations cultural awareness day at William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake on March 14, 2013.



As part of First Nations cultural awareness day at William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake, students sampled aboriginal cuisine.

Rhoda Abraham prepared soapberries, newus also known as Indian ice cream, Geraldine Alec made Bannock and Beverly Michel prepared samples of a variety of traditional foods.

A display was also set up by the Lake Babine Treaty Office showing a local family tree stretching back over 200 years. All grade levels participated throughout the day.

 

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