Kapawe’no First Nation – At Kapawe’no Nehiyawahk Kiskinahamâtowikamik (School) we have bought into our Nehiyawewin and we have our keepers, teachers, students and their parents to say Nanaskomin to.
Every week the itinerary is laid out by our Nêhiyawêwin keepers built on the abilities of our students and teachers. Our weekly handouts go home at the end of the week for the following week so parents can help their children or vice versa which is absolutely incredible.
“When you have parents stopping us at the door and saying Nanaskomin/thank you for the tools at home to teach or be taught, it is absolutely beautiful”, said Boh Kubrakovich-Kiniw who hosts the Nêhiyawêwin daily session and immersion with Ms Linda Gladue, M’s Angela Courtoreille and Mrs Priscilla Sutherland our Nêhiyawêwin keepers.
Last week the next step happened. Grade 6 student Dominic Halcrow and Gabriel McLeod emerged and helped with the co-hosting of the sessions. “The two boys are really good and clear, we are extremely happy with them helping us. They are taught well to sound out and read Nêhiyawêwin and able to say the words and phases”, said Ms Linda Gladu.
Students guiding students is what we are about and this is our next phase. Students in Grade 6 & 7 have met and come together to help with the foundation of our Nêhiyawêwin. Each student is assigned a class in the morning to help with the itinerary. Students have also started reading with students and will be reading Nêhiyawak books along with vowels and consonants in Nêhiyawêwin.
Last modified: April 11, 2023