Young people learn about environment, tackling climate change through Métis traditions at Manitoba day camp – CBC

Young people learn about environment, tackling climate change through Métis traditions at Manitoba day camp – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202281 Views

Program aims to inspire environmental leaders of the future, says Manitoba Métis Federation vice-president

Aug 18, 2022

A group of Métis youth in southwestern Manitoba got a chance last week to be part of a program that aims to help them understand the world around them by sharing traditional teachings and getting active in the great outdoors.

The Manitoba Métis Federation’s Métis Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow, or MELT, program provides land-based learning opportunities for school-aged Métis youth. Young people who participated in the latest environmental day camp, which ran from Aug. 8-12 at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon, learned about climate change impacts and traditional Métis teachings.

MMF southwest region vice-president Leah LaPlante had a chance to participate in a day of teachings with the youth last week.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/melt-metis-youth-camp-1.6552647

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