The Kitasoo Community School SEAS and Language & Culture programs offer students, staff, and parents the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of Kitasoo Xai’xais culture. We strive to provide our students with the tools to become strong leaders and to instill cultural values and knowledge to this next generation of stewards of Kitasoo Xai’xais Territory. Through this program, students learn about the conservation of our traditional foods, practice cultural teachings, and invite knowledge keepers to share and pass on their teachings. Our children are the future stewards of our lands and see hands-on experience as an important way of teaching these subjects. Some skills students learn through this program include learning our traditional languages, hand sewing, cedar weaving, crocheting/knitting, harvesting, preserving, and cooking traditional foods, and harvesting and preparing traditional medicines.
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Emilee Gilpin from Coastal First Nations covers the Kitasoo Xai’xais SEAS program, focusing on its land-based education, cultural knowledge, and professional skill development opportunities.
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