K-7 students learn numeracy, literacy skills and cultural lessons at GECDSB's Camp Migizi

July 25, 2018

The Greater Essex County District School Board has introduced Camp Migizi, a three-week dacycamp for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7. The camp helps students to sharpen their numeracy and literacy skills and learn more about their culture. "The learning always begins with that knowledge keeper, so we have that authentic voice coming in here, helping those students to build that sense of identity and community," said Tina DeCastro, a teacher consultant who explained that the camp aims to teach students about their culture and "feel confident in their own identity." Students are also able to learn Ojibwe or Oneida from a language educator.  CBC