NLC highlights various regional cultures

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Northern Lakes College celebrated Alberta Culture Days 2020, says a NLC news release. The series of events were all online with local partners. These touch on Indigenous and Ukrainian culture and Peace River history.

Slave Laker Stan Isadore led two seminars ‘Exploring Indigenous Traditions and Teaching’. Isadore is a Treaty 8 Cultural Resource Worker, First Nations actor, and motivational speaker. Isadore spoke about “Indigenous practices including hunting, traditional face paint, and connection with fire,” says the news release.

NLC also partnered with Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society and Peace River Museum, Archives and MacKenzie Centre.

The Slave Lake Ukrainian Cultural Society ran sessions on traditional Ukrainian cooking, dance costumes, and interviews with dancers in the club.

Each Friday, there was #FeatureFriday, which has information on the Town of Peace River and the northern Peace Region in partnership with Peace River Museum, Archives and MacKenzie Centre.

The final event of the celebration was September 30 – Orange Shirt Day.

The release says, “The College encourages staff and students to wear an Orange Shirt on September 30, to recognize the experiences of the children who were taken from their families and placed in residential schools. Winners of the student draws for Orange Shirts will be encouraged to post photos wearing their shirts, alongside those of the College’s senior leadership team and executive assistants.”

NLC has campuses in Slave Lake, High Prairie, Wabasca, Loon River, and many other communities in northern Alberta. Many of its courses are Supported Distance Learning (SDL).

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