We are part of a transformation’ Lakehead University offers land-based learning – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202064 Views

Pilot program between Biittigong Nishnaabeg and the university takes students on the land to learn

Mar 25, 2020

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., is collaborating with Biitigong Nishinaabeg, a First Nation 320 kilometres east of the city, on a land-based, master’s level course.

It sees the first cohort of students getting out of the classroom and out on the land to learn traditional skills from elders and knowledge keepers.

The first course took place in September 2019 for a lesson on wild rice harvesting on Whitefish Lake, about 60 kms. west of Thunder Bay.

“There’ll be some maybe small components in a classroom but people will be out at the location,” Paul Berger, Chair, Graduate Studies & Research in Education at Lakehead said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/land-based-learn-wild-rice-lakehead-biitigong-1.5500171

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