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Oilfields High School: Turtle Lodge

 

In October 2014, a space was created at Oilfields High School for FNMI (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) students, and the students called it ‘Turtle Lodge’. As Oilfields has approximately 50 FNMI students, this place has become a great place for our students to meet, and hang out.

Grade 12 Oilfields student Tashena Daniels stands in front of sign she designed for the Turtle Lodge
Grade 12 Oilfields student Tashena Daniels stands in front of sign she designed for the Turtle Lodge

Local Elders Rayden Rollinmud, Darren Twoyoungmen and Oilfields teacher Shelley Young were asked to smudge the space, which is well utilized by our students, of whom many also are now attending a FNMI cultural gathering every Wednesday afternoon.

Beadwork by FNMI students and the local community is displayed and sold in Oilfields main foyer. Proceeds go back to students and FNMI programming.
Beadwork by FNMI students and the local community is displayed and sold in Oilfields main foyer. Proceeds go back to students and FNMI programming.
Darren Twoyoungmen, Shelley Young and Rayden Rollinmud
Darren Twoyoungmen, Shelley Young and Rayden Rollinmud

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