This is an Aboriginal Outdoor Cultural program for young women ages 15-28. We will be instructing participants in traditional, sustainable ethnobotanical practices in plant identification, wildcraft harvesting as well as storing and preparing food and traditional medicines. At the conclusion of this 12-week journey we will host a feast on June 23rd to celebrate with our community!
***As of February we are nearly funded for this program thanks to ISPARC: Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council, COINS (Circle of Indigenous Nations Society), Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Valhalla Pure, Kootenay Food,! If you or anyone you know of would like to contribute to making this program accessible please contact Kat at Four Nations.
Come and participate in a day of outdoor learning exploring culturally relevant, land-based teaching and learn how to indigenize your class plans and classroom. Learn how to use the Medicine Wheel as a template to help ensure that Indigenous Worldview and Perspectives are reflected in all aspects of your teaching. Participants will also explore Core Competencies and how they are embedded in our Traditional Indigenous pedagogy; as well as how to embed them into your classroom and teaching practice.
This workshop will take place outside within the Redfish Creek Spawning Channel grounds 20 km from Nelson next to Redfish Elementary School. This workshop will be facilitated by Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicine.
***Though it is geared towards teachers this event is available to everyone including CBEEN (Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network) members. You can become a member for $25.00 at www.cbeen.ca, where you can also register for this awesome workshop!
Earth Culture Club classes cover evolving themes; one month we study buffalo, the next we look at the four elements, the next we study the changing seasons. We incorporate concepts that touch on indigenous traditions from many cultures throughout the world. Very popular with homeschoolers!
Spring Session begins on Friday, May 4 and runs through June 22
We are super excited about this spring’s session as our theme is all about Creepy Crawlies (bugs, bees, arachnids and so much more!)
We will be studying our indoor bee hive (Thank you Bee Awareness Society!), building bug catchers and mason bee houses, and even trying out some insect recipes!!! So cool!!!!
$240/ 8-week session
Our 2nd annual Family Camp out!!! We had such fun last year we had to do it again!
Come out to our beautiful 7 acre facility located just minutes from the Little Slocan River and a quiet beach to kick back and enjoy the bliss of summer. Our enthusiastic and knowledgable staff will be providing activities and crafts for all ages to enjoy and a nightly campfire sets the stage for some great storytelling entertainment!
What we provide:
- morning and afternoon activity blocks for the whole family; these include games, crafts and mini adventures
- nightly campfires
- camp sites
- shower facilities and out houses
- sheltered cook area with tables and chairs and camp stove and BBQ
- secure bear safe food storage
- firewood, water and propane for camp cook stove, BBQ, campfire, and showers