K to A: Westmount Community School Outdoor Métis Cultural Classroom

This is a video of the Westmount Community School Outdoor Métis Cultural Classroom, a recipient of a SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant. This video was taped at the Métis Day of Learning, hosted by the Westmount Community School. This space is primarily used by the school’s Metis Cultural Program for students, but is also used by their Koohkoom group, girls group, boys group and community. This Métis Cultural Classroom will continue to be used for traditional learning’s including history, cooking, ceremonies, crafting, and storytelling. It is also a gathering place in the community for socializing and being.

Thank you to the Westmount Community School in Saskatoon for allowing us to videotape this special event.

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