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FIRST NATIONS YOUTH LEARN SCIENCE THROUGH CULTURE AT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMP

FIRST NATIONS YOUTH LEARN SCIENCE THROUGH CULTURE AT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMP

JULY 17, 2015 | HIAWATHA FIRST NATION, ON – Youth from First Nations across Ontario will gather at Hiawatha First Nation for a week-long camp bridging math, science, and technology with culture and traditions.

The Youth Development Camp, organized by the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is designed to encourage First Nations youth to not only stay in school but to pursue career paths in science, technology, engineering, and math.

“Teaching kids about science and tech through culture makes the material engaging and relatable to them,” said Denise Stonefish, Deputy Grand Chief of AIAI. “Throughout the week the youth will learn about plant properties on a traditional medicine walk, about sound waves using hand drums, and about careers in renewable energy as they relate to water and air teachings.”

WHAT Youth Development Camp, hosted by the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
WHEN Tuesday July 28, 2015
WHERE Trent University, Experimental Farm 9th Line Please call or text 226.235.3214 for directions
PHOTOS Members of the media are welcome to attend for photo and interview opportunities on Tuesday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Youth will be participating in an interactive activity based on the 3-sisters garden teaching, pollination techniques, and plant biology.

ABOUT AIAI

AIAI is mandated as a Provincial Territorial Organization (PTO) to defend and enhance the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of our seven member First Nations. Our member nations include: Batchewana First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Delaware Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Wahta Mohawks. Learn more at www.aiai.on.ca, on Twitter @AIAI_comms and on Facebook.
CONTACT For more information, please contact Suzanne Morrison at smorrison@aiai.on.ca or 519.281.6238.

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