The Cheakamus Centre has received a $25,000 donation from the RBC Future Launch program to support its Indigenous programming.
"This generous funding will help to create opportunities for
indigenous youth to explore, build, and share Indigenous cultural
practices in an environmental education setting," stated a Cheakamus
The Interconnected Nature pilot project grew out of Skw’une-was,
Cheakamus Centre’s long-running cultural immersive program where since
1985, students have learned from First Nation interpreters the
traditional way of life and historical practices of the Coast Salish
people of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Valley.
The project aims to create meaningful employment opportunities,
strengthen connections to post-secondary institutions, and contribute to
the Truth and Reconciliation movement.
Established in 1969, Cheakamus Centre
is an overnight environmental education facility located on 165
hectares of ecological reserve near Squamish. The centre is owned by the
North Vancouver School District and offers a wide variety of
experiential environmental educational programs to children and adults
from the Sea to Sky corridor, Metro Vancouver, and beyond.
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