Student Voice: Standing with Mother Earth
Standing with Mother Earth was a fun and eye opening experience where students, teachers, and Elders alike were each welcomed for individual differences but also, for everything that makes us the same. We learned about different world views, primarily the Aboriginal and contemporary views of the 4 elements (air, water, fire, earth) and were also given the opportunity to share our beliefs, experiences, and values, all while staying in traditional Aboriginal tipis. They provided excellent shelter from the cold weather and also gave us a bit of insight into some Aboriginal culture. Overall, it was a learning experience for everyone and something we would definitely like to do again.