Students Kick Off Nourish Your Roots with a Day of Celebration
Around the province, schools are selling Nourish Your Roots boxes to raise funds for their school healthy eating programs and initiatives. This year L'nu Sipuk Kina'muokuom School and Plymouth School participated in a day of cultural learning and celebration to kick off their Nourish Your Roots campaigns. Students engaged in interactive teachings led by Elders and Knowledge Keepers including a smudging ceremony, feast song, deer hide stretching demonstration and stories from the peoples of Mi’kma’ki. Students, staff and community also celebrated the fall harvest with a shared meal of stew, full of Nourish Your Roots veggies!
More than a meal – food allows us to share and celebrate our diverse culture, heritage and traditions.
Nourish Your Roots is much more than a school fundraiser. These events brought Treaty Education to life and served as a great way to acknowledge the start of Mi’kmaq History Month. Thank you to Acadia First Nation, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, L'nu Sipuk Kina'muokuom School, Plymouth School and Tri-County Regional Centre for Education for your leadership coordinating these two incredible events.