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Paul W. Kaeser High School builds garbage bins for Elders

Craig Walsh’s carpentry class to build 30 bins this year to give to local Elders FORT SMITH, NT – Paul W. Kaeser High School students from Grade 7 to 12 in Craig Walsh’s woodshop classes have joined forces to build approximately 30 garbage bins this year to donate to local Elders. “The students measure and cut the wood, then stain and assemble the bins,” explained Walsh. “Each class picks up where the previous class had left off, so dozens of students contribute to each bin by the time it is complete. When a few bins are completed, students personally deliver them to Elders in Fort Smith.” Principal Al Karasiuk heard about similar projects in other communities, and decided it would be a grea

SSDEC Wins National Indigenous Education Award

Indspire awards Indigenous Organization Award to the Council FORT SMITH, NT – The South Slave Divisional Education Council recently received one of the most prestigious awards an education body in Canada can win – the Indigenous Organization Award presented by Indspire, the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Presented in Toronto, ON, on November 4, the 2016 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards recognize the achievements of outstanding educators of Indigenous students. Winners are chosen based on innovative teaching practices, cultural teachings in the curriculum, and how they help Indigenous students reach their full potential. “These educators

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