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Wonderful Learning Opportunities for I.F.S.S. Students

May 31, 2018

​Students are Iroquois Falls Secondary School were able to participate in some wonderful experiential learning opportunities throughout the months of April and May.

The Expressing Aboriginal Cultures course students learned about Cree culture and tradition over the following visits: 
APRIL 11/2018 – INTRODUCTION TO CREE TRADITON AND CULTURE/HAND DRUM
APRIL 25/2018 – INTRO CREE RITES OF PASSAGE
MAY 23, 2018 – CREE TRADITIONAL ROLES/RESPONSIBILITY OF GENDERS
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Student Leadership Forum:​
IFSS students met with students from schools across District School Board Ontario North East at Northern College on May 11th, for the First Nation, Metis and Inuit Student Forum. The event featured a keynote speech from Brandon and Jordan Nolan (from Garden River First Nation, and former NHL players). The Nolans encouraged students to set goals for themselves, and keep working hard.
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Songwriting and Drumming Workshop:
The Expressing Aboriginal Cultures course students would like to thank Toyin Coker (Chief) from the Iroquois Falls Community Arts & Culture Center, for teaching them traditional drum beats and how to write song lyrics. We are continuing to practice our cultural awareness and equity song and hope to have it ready to present at the Evening of the Arts on June 7th.
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Cochrane Library Art Gallery Field Trip:
This was a rare experiential learning opportunity for our senior Visual Arts students to see an art exhibition of exceptional quality by Northern artists of merit and members of the Porcupine Art Club entitled "Dark in the Light" that was recently exhibited at The Timmins Museum. A member of the Northern Ontario Artist Association and Cochrane Art Club with a long artistic career lead students on a tour of the works featured.
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TH&VS Presentation Powwow:
Students travelled to Timmins High and Vocational School to participate in the Powwow presentation.  It was a great to see all the various aspects of a Powwow and to learn about the traditions of our Aboriginal culture.
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What wonderful experiential learning opportunities for the students of Iroquois Falls Secondary School!  
A huge thank your to Mrs. Pam Atherton who organized all these events for our students, and to Claudette Paul who helped in the execution of them.