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Headbox got a unique mission: Create a Photovoice (Vernissage) of documentary photography , related to their Naskapi culture, history and futur or past visions of their lives in community, while creating a bond with olders. At Jimmy Sandy Memorial School, i got the mission to create a ESL /QEP Art document (Quebec educational Program), who was agree by the administration, then followed by courses. Directly linked with the Commission Scolaire of Quebec and The Council authorities, we had an amazing experience to provide equipments, content, courses, and reach our goals.Even if they only had ipads and alot of technical problems with Internet, circulation and weather complexities, communications and delays, we end up adding additionnal classes(on top of the normal ones) during the diner pauses because kids had an high pleasure of curiosity specifically to that course!! The bond with childs was instant.
December 7th, the vernissage went very good.All the community, parents and olders were happy to be part of something they related directly. Our mission was very positive on so many levels. The emotions during each days before and after were present, the attachement was surprising, i felt so welcome by the students and organisations.Thank you to Joseph Wheelan, the principal, for his great support and comprehensive acts toward everyone.
The Yukon Goverment and Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) made a annoucement few days after, related to theses types of projects, witch confirmed our initiatives in many ways. Please read here : Click here, or click there.
Kawawachiwamach is located to the 50th Parallele up North, a simple village of 900 persons isolate from cities, in the middle of the Forest, rivers, mines and small roads. – cover pics by N.Mongeau. Vernissage Pics by administration of Jimmy Sandy Memorial School← BackNext →