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New Sioux Valley, Brandon School Division partnership gives students chance to build skills, share culture – CBC

by pnationtalk on September 13, 2019121 Views

More than 40 Sioux Valley Dakota Nation students will have access to industrial arts, home economics classes

September 12, 2019

Junior high students from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in western Manitoba will learn a series of life skills this school year thanks to a new partnership with Brandon School Division — which administrators hope will also lead to a sharing of culture for students.

More than 40 Sioux Valley Grade 7 and 8 students will attend a school in the division for a half-day of classes once every six-day school cycle. Those classes will cover industrial arts and home economics, and involve practical life skills like cooking and sewing.

“It’s just giving them more opportunities, more skills that right now in Sioux Valley we can’t do for our students,” Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone said on Thursday, which was the first day students from the First Nation were at Brandon’s Earl Oxford school.

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