WCHS - FNMI Student Club
Student Meeting Background: Earlier this year our school district First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) program staff initiated a series of “Round Tables” with all our high schools to ask our FNMI students what they want to participate in for FNMI Learning opportunities. The list that you see above is the result of their input and our administration setting it up for them!
Participation at these student gatherings/meetings is voluntary and dependent upon good attendance and passing grades in their regular school work. We hope to provide an incentive/reward to the students who attend all meetings with a year-end activity. The students will determine what that will be.
We encourage you to ask your son or daughter what they are doing at the meetings. Should you have any questions about the meetings please feel free to call Ira Provost at (403) 380-5316.
Friday, September 23 – First Official Meeting
Tuesday, November 8 – Setting the direction for the Year
Tuesday, December 6 – Crafts Day – FNMI Grad Info
History of Indigenous Arts and Crafts
Hands on Craft making – Dream Catchers
Grad Info Session/Questionnaire
Tuesday, January 17 – Post Secondary Info Session/FNMI Awareness
Post-Secondary Info Session – University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, Piikani And Kainai Post Secondary, Scholarship Information presented
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Awareness Introduction Session
Intro to Aboriginal Studies
Tuesday, February 14 – Guest Speaker/First Nations Music
Info Session – on First Nations Music, history
Guest Speaker – Donovan – Native Rap
Drumming and singing – Learning about and trying Drumming
Tuesday, March 20 – First Nations Cooking
Tuesday, April 24 – Tipi Set Up – Elder Visit – Ceremony
Tuesday, May 22 – Mini Pow Wow
May-June – Possible Year-end Trip - TBA
Year End Field Trip/Event
Year End Celebration - This is up to the students and their consensus
Information Sharing - Posters done by Students, School Phone outs.