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#1 David G

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:18 AM

My buddy Pete (in Alberta) sent me this photo of his son’s class activity. Gjoa Haven is Canada’s northernmost settlement with a population of around 1000 (90% indigenous). It’s located on the Northwest Passage.

 

Not quite the same curriculum that we have here in Nova Scotia...LOL

 

Pete’s message:

 

Brad is thriving in Gjoa Haven, sounds happy, has made some life-long friends and is now zipping around up there with the snowmobile we sent him. He’s been promoted to Co-Vice Principal and plans to teach High School next year including courses like Outdoor Cooking, Hunting & Wildlife Preservation and Fishing and Marine Wildlife.

 

 

This is a picture Brad took today of the kids’ fox trapping class. 
 

 

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 04:46 PM

Like we live in a totally different world today on the different sides of the country

Thanks for sharing and super cool to see

Did we ever have a trapping class in school in NS . I cannot remember one

First aid, map and compass and archery is all I can recall. Maybe some of the old guys like Kevin or 3d would know laugh.png

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 10:03 PM

The Alberta curriculum has way more options then NS. One of my teachers taught wildlife last year where he got to take kids out ice fishing, do outdoor cooking as well as learn how to cut wild game. With the proper certifications through AHEIA, teachers can also offer students their hunting courses. And the bonus is they count as credits. NS is a long way from those type of options.
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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:01 PM

Pretty neat stuff David.  My cousin from Halifax went up to Gjoa Haven to teach in the late ‘70’s.  She loved it there but when her contract ended she moved to Cambridge Bay to teach. Married a local Inuit and raised her family there.  She brought me back a ulu which is the knife they use to skin and clean game.  Plans are to meet up with my brother in Edmonton in July 2022 then head to Cambridge Bay to fish Arctic Char.  If the Pandemic isn’t an issue I’ll be going. 


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 08:08 AM

The Alberta curriculum has way more options then NS. One of my teachers taught wildlife last year where he got to take kids out ice fishing, do outdoor cooking as well as learn how to cut wild game. With the proper certifications through AHEIA, teachers can also offer students their hunting courses. And the bonus is they count as credits. NS is a long way from those type of options.

Or a long way ahead pending on who one talks to here

 The general population here in Nova Scotia would sadly see it as stone age and of no value anymore since we are not cavemen sad.png

 Me I think it is cool

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 11:44 PM

Like we live in a totally different world today on the different sides of the country
Thanks for sharing and super cool to see
Did we ever have a trapping class in school in NS . I cannot remember one
First aid, map and compass and archery is all I can recall. Maybe some of the old guys like Kevin or 3d would know :lol:
Cheers

Nothing like that where I went to school. Not even first aid compass or archery
Actually Kevin is younger than YOU or me.
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Posted 23 January 2021 - 11:45 PM

My buddy Pete (in Alberta) sent me this photo of his son’s class activity. Gjoa Haven is Canada’s northernmost settlement with a population of around 1000 (90% indigenous). It’s located on the Northwest Passage.
 
Not quite the same curriculum that we have here in Nova Scotia...LOL
 
Pete’s message:
 
Brad is thriving in Gjoa Haven, sounds happy, has made some life-long friends and is now zipping around up there with the snowmobile we sent him. He’s been promoted to Co-Vice Principal and plans to teach High School next year including courses like Outdoor Cooking, Hunting & Wildlife Preservation and Fishing and Marine Wildlife.
 
 
This is a picture Brad took today of the kids’ fox trapping class. 
 
 
SEIvWuD.jpg


That’s awesome had there been classes like that where I was enrolled for school I may not of played hooky so often!
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Posted 24 January 2021 - 07:51 AM

Nothing like that where I went to school. Not even first aid compass or archery
Actually Kevin is younger than YOU or me.

I think the old Kevin and I are about the same but could be wrong

 I figured the one room school house you attended might have done stuff like thattongue.png


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:50 AM

Lets not forget that hwwa does the learn to fish, outdoor skills( build a shelter/fire) and nature hikes for the schools in the area.
I know they are giving skills that everyone should have
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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:06 AM

That's awesome David !! Half of what's wrong with the world is there is none of that,  once you leave the north and come south. Nope...no trapping courses. Other than sports...Orienteering, wood working, metal shop, drafting and modeling (the good models with balsa wood, paper wings covered in dope and a .49cc engine installed)  was it for the kool classes.

I do remember guys in gr 9 bringing their .22's on the bus to check traps after school. One guy walked to school with his then took the bus afterwards to shad bay. They had to leave them in the office till last bell. The bus driver would even drop them off enroute where ever they wanted to get out !!!!


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