07-July-2017

In this newsletter:

  • Welcoming our Three Sisters Back to Mi’kma’ki
  • The Amazing Race – Education Edition
  • In the News

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WELCOMING OUR THREE SISTERS BACK TO MI’KMA’KI

When:  Sunday, 09-July-2017, 2pm-4pm (Rain date: 10-July-2017)

Where:  54 Settlement Road, Montague, PE  (on the corner of Valleyfield Rd and Settlement Rd)

Please join us as we welcome the Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) back to their home on Mi’kma’ki territory. John Doran, Indigenous scholar at UPEI, has obtained pre-contact seeds and has grown Mi’kmaq Flint Corn on the Sweet Clover Farm in Valleyfield.

These crops were an important part of the Mi’kmaq diet and we even had songs and dances about corn. Unfortunately, as part of the colonization agenda, these crops have not been grown here since before 1870.

We welcome everyone to come out and learn about the cultural significance of these crops, it’s history and join us as we welcome the Three Sisters back to their territory, where they have been loved and grown since time immemorial.

We will have bannock, jam and fresh strawberry drink for everyone to enjoy.

Links to the CBC story, Facebook Page and Event Page can be found below:

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THE AMAZING RACE – EDUCATION EDITION

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The UPEI Education Society recently organized an Amazing Race event on campus which pitted teams of students against teams of instructors and staff.  The result was an afternoon of puzzles, challenges and general mayhem.

Congratulations to the Ed Society for organizing such a great event, and to all of the teams that participated.

Here are just a few of the images from the Team “A Race A Day Keeps the Dean Away”.

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Law of gravity temporarily repealed

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Coexistence in action

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Hitching a ride to the finish line

If you have images to share from your team’s adventures, send them to Karen-Anne to post to the next bulletin.

 

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IN THE NEWS

CBC recently featured a story on Darlene Nuquingaq, a Nunavut educator, celebrating her 30th year in teaching. Darlene was involved in the Government of Nunavut’s work with the Faculty’s Nunavut programming.  Congratulations to Darlene!

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