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Mi’kmaq Language Conference

As part of a community driven language preservation initiative, we are taking a proactive approach to keeping our language alive.  Please join us for a day of sharing our history, language and our culture through storytelling, art, technology, laughter and much more.

Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Health Program is happy to be accepting applications for the 2018 Junior University Health Science Summer Camps (Formally the Indigenous Health Science Summer Camp.  Indigenous Nova Scotian students from across Nova Scotia who are interested in a career in health are invited to apply for this unique opportunity.   The purpose of the camp is to increase interest in the health professions within the Indigenous community.  The camp will introduce youth to a variety of health professions through fun, hands-on and interactive programming.  The camp will also consist of personal development, cultural and recreational activities such as drumming, and other outdoor activities. 

 

Youth can apply for the one or all of the following summer opportunities:

  • Halifax, Dalhousie University – July 8-12, 2018 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Antigonish, St. FX University – July 17-20, 2018 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)*
  • Sydney, Cape Breton University– July 22-25, 2018 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)*

*In collaboration with PLANS (African NS Health Science Summer Camp)

Accepted students will arrive on the first day of the camp and remain on the respective campus until the final day.  This is an overnight camp – accommodations, meals and snacks are provided.  Participants will be responsible for their transportation to and from home.

 

Application Process

Submit the following by Friday, May 25th, 2018:

  • Completed application form with signatures from student and parent/guardian
  • Personal letter of interest (maximum 1 page; typed or hand written) describing the following:
    • What you like to do for fun, where you live and your community, what your favorite school subjects are, and why you would like to attend the camp.
    • Completed Student Reference Form from a one of the following: principal, vice-principal, teacher, guidance counsellor, Student Support Worker, or Regional Educator.
      • For Grade 10 and 11 students proof of enrollment in science classes must also be included (i.e. transcript, letter from teacher, PowerSchool print out)

 

Accepted students will receive notification by June 1st, 2018 and will be required to pay $40 (CBU/STFX/Dal)  (payment is NOT required with application; procedure for payment will be included with acceptance letter).

 

For further information, please feel free to contact me at 902 494-7700 or by email at joe.maceachern@dal.ca.

 

Thanks

Joe MacEachern

Indigenous Health Program Manager

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

5849 University Avenue

Halifax NS B3J 1B6

Office : 902-494-7700

Cell : 902 717 0075

Email – Joe.MacEachern@dal.ca

Dalhousie University

It's not too late to ...
Join the Movement!
There's still time to plan some fun-filled, healthy activities in celebration of National Dance Week/International Dance Day. Through Dare to Dance 2018, Dance Nova Scotia is challenging all schools in the province to organize 20 minutes of dance activity for some or all of their students and staff during April 22-29. If you have not yet registered, you can:
Remember that all participating Dare to Dance schools are entered in a draw for one of three FREE professional dance workshops from PERFORM! Courtesy of Dance Nova Scotia. For more information visit: http://performns.ca/   

Already Registered? Here's What's Next. 
Keep us updated by sending your staff/student comments, hand-made posters, photos, videos ... and more! We will share them on our web page and through social media – especially during Dance Week. But you can start sending things now as you plan and practice your moves, make posters, select music etc.
 
Promote awareness of National Dance Week, International Dance Day and the Dare to Dance challenge at your school by:
  • Branding your activities during National Dance Week with the Dare to Dancelogo; download it HERE 
  • Plastering your school with Dare to Dance posters; download the 2018 posterHERE
  • Sharing Canada’s 2018 dance message; read it over the school PA or print and distribute it; download the message HERE
Staff from We'koqma'q mi'kmaq Elementary have let us know that during National Dance Week, their school will focus on friendship dance and traditional dances but leave time for free dancing as well. We'd love to hear what you might be planning. 
 
In other news, the regions of Chignecto-Central and Cape Breton-Victoria are running neck and neck for having the most schools registered! Go! Go! Go! Also, let's give a special shout-out to schools joining the challenge for the very first time. You canscroll down to view that list of schools.
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Have questions? Need Help? 
Use contacts above to get in touch. 


Happy planning, practicing ... and dancing!
 
Pamela Grundy
Program Co-ordinator
Dance Nova Scotia
www.dancens.ca

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