Land, Water and Air (LAW) learning ready for another school year

August 9, 2023

Kapawe’no First Nation – Tansi hope all is well. We are really excited to introduce to you Mr. Fred Mack as our new Outdoor Learning and LAW teacher at Kapawe’no First Nation School. LAW stands for Land, Air, Water, which means learning valuable traditional skills in the environment itself. Land-based learning is so important for First Nations youth in order to connect with their culture in meaningful ways.

 Our programs involve a high amount of experiential learning (learning by doing). Instead of talking about canoeing in a classroom, we will be out on the lake doing it! Other skills that students will learn include fire-building, shelter-making, ice-fishing, land navigation, archery, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wilderness first-aid, team-building, firearm safety and other survival skills.
Students will also get to engage with traditional knowledge keepers to guide them through their journey of connecting with the land. We are very excited for the activities and field trips we will get to do this year, including our outdoors/canoe club at the school!

Last modified: August 13, 2023

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