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Paul W. Kaeser High School to create 200 Dene drums

Project called Jech'anı, meaning “Walking the Path” FORT SMITH, NT – By June 2017, every student and staff member at Paul W. Kaeser High School in Fort Smith, NT, will have designed and built their own Dene drum from start to finish. The project, led by Aboriginal Language Instructor Paul Boucher, is called Jech'anı, which means “Walking the Path” in Chıpewyan. The name was chosen to describe the importance of learning about the paths that the students’ ancestors walked, and the values they adhered to that led to long and fulfilling lives. These lessons, Boucher hopes, will teach students what they need to do to continue down the path to success today. “The drum making process is a collabora

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