Lester Gardiner (Horizon School Division Coordinator of First Nations & Métis Education) was invited into our grade 7 Science class
at Humboldt Public School to discuss the past and current heating technologies
used by the First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Lester grabbed the students
attention by explaining ways of preserving and storing food that the students
had not considered before. Lester’s presentation allowed the students to
consider new ways of thinking and allowed them to see how many of the current
heating and cooling technologies today stem from methods the First Nations,
Metis and Inuit people first used.
As a follow-up to his lesson, Lester returned the following
week bringing bannock, moose meat and potatoes for all students to enjoy.
An Elder had gone to a great deal of work to prepare the food and all the
students raved about the delicious food. Eating bannock and moose meat
was new for a lot of students and we all enjoyed it very much.
Grade 7 Intern
Humboldt Public School