School Community Coordinator
Kwe, my name is Jasmine LaBillois and I am a proud Mi’kmaq woman from Eel River Bar First Nation. I am a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in the field of anthropology and development studies and a master’s student at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Indigenous Land-Based Education. I work at an elementary school level as the First Nation School Community Coordinator, developing and implementing Mi'kmaq culture, language and reconciliation initiatives for Indigenous and settler students.
Msit No'kmaq Forest & Nature School
At Msit No’kmaq Forest & Nature School we use Mi’kmaq culture, language and practices to inform our work and play. Our Forest and Nature School uses Indigenous land-based education to include: • Regular and repeated access to a natural space that supports sustainability. • Child-centered, interest-led, inquiry-driven, educator-supported, through play on the land and re-remembering land as first teacher. Forest and Nature School educators strive to provide children with opportunities to build an ongoing relationship with the land, with each other, and with themselves. Our presentation will reveal information about our community-based project, and insight into our day at Forest & Nature School and how the work we are doing is building strength and resiliency for our Mi'kmaq students.