FNU, Keyano offer youth opportunity to explore science, technology

July 26, 2017

Youth from all across Canada have gathered at the First Nations University of Canada to take part in a national First Nation and Inuit science camp that allows them participate in science and technology activities. “It’s really trying to get all of the students to feel like they deserve to be in this environment and with our First Nation youth, sometimes they don’t feel like they deserve to be here,” said Jody Bellegarde, FNU chemistry lab instructor. “I know these kind of experiences are really sparking the want to obtain some kind of a college or university education.” Keyano College in Fort McMurray offered a four-day welding camp for students from First Nations and Métis communities around the Wood Buffalo region. At the camp, students learned safety practices, welding symbols, various welding techniques, and how to enter a welding career. Regina Leader-Post| CBC (Keyano)