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Green Week Kick Off

Battlefords Campus

April 23, 2018

8:30am - 4:30pm

Join us for the Green Week Kick Off at the Battleford's Campus

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Love Your Earth Scavenger Hunt

Battlefords Campus

April 24, 2018

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Please join us in the Student Lounge at 12:00 pm, where we will begin our Scavenger Hunt.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Campus Clean Up

Battlefords Campus

April 25, 2018

12:00pm - 12:45pm

This is a great opportunity to be part of Green Week!
Location: Student Lounge

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Intro to Gardening

Battlefords Campus

April 26, 2018

12:00pm - 1:00pm

As part of Green Week, we are offering "Intro to Gardening".

Location: Student Lounge

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Year End Barbecue

Meadow Lake Campus

April 26, 2018

11:30pm - 1:00pm

Come and join us for our year-end BBQ lunch in the gym.

There will be prizes available to be won - with draws being made at 11:40.

All are welcome to attend!

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Smudging Ceremony

Battlefords Campus

May 2, 2018

8:30am - 9:00am

Smudging is a tradition, common to many First Nations, which involves the burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth. The four sacred medicines used in First Nations’ ceremonies are tobacco, sage, cedar and sweetgrass. The most common medicines used in a smudge are sweetgrass, sage and cedar.

A community Grandmother presented the following as the steps and rationale for this cleansing process we call smudge to Niji Mahkwa School in Winnipeg:

• We smudge to clear the air around us.

• We smudge to clean our minds so that we will have good thoughts of others.

• We smudge our eyes so that we will only see the good in others.

• We smudge our ears so that we will only listen to positive things about others.

• We smudge our mouths so that we will only speak of well of others.

• We smudge our whole being so we will portray only the good part of our self through our actions.

Smudging allows people to stop, slow down, become mindful and centred. This allows people to remember, connect and be grounded in the event, task or purpose at hand. Smudging also allows people to let go of something negative. Letting go of things that inhibit a person from being balanced and focused comes from the feeling of being calm and safe while smudging. 

Smudging is always voluntary. People should never be forced or pressured to smudge. It is completely acceptable for a person to indicate that he/she does not want to smudge and that person may choose to stay in the room and refrain or leave the room during a smudge. Respect for all is a guiding principal of this Indigenous ceremony and all are welcome to participate. 

Room 143

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Smudging Ceremony @ Mistikwa Centre

Battlefords Campus

May 9, 2018

8:30am - 9:00am

Smudging is a tradition, common to many First Nations, which involves the burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth. The four sacred medicines used in First Nations’ ceremonies are tobacco, sage, cedar and sweetgrass. The most common medicines used in a smudge are sweetgrass, sage and cedar.

A community Grandmother presented the following as the steps and rationale for this cleansing process we call smudge to Niji Mahkwa School in Winnipeg:

• We smudge to clear the air around us.

• We smudge to clean our minds so that we will have good thoughts of others.

• We smudge our eyes so that we will only see the good in others.

• We smudge our ears so that we will only listen to positive things about others.

• We smudge our mouths so that we will only speak of well of others.

• We smudge our whole being so we will portray only the good part of our self through our actions.

Smudging allows people to stop, slow down, become mindful and centred. This allows people to remember, connect and be grounded in the event, task or purpose at hand. Smudging also allows people to let go of something negative. Letting go of things that inhibit a person from being balanced and focused comes from the feeling of being calm and safe while smudging. 

Smudging is always voluntary. People should never be forced or pressured to smudge. It is completely acceptable for a person to indicate that he/she does not want to smudge and that person may choose to stay in the room and refrain or leave the room during a smudge. Respect for all is a guiding principal of this Indigenous ceremony and all are welcome to participate. 

Classroom 39/40

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