Wise Words From One of Our Younger Students

Arianna Rickard -- She got to know water a little better:

“I think water is the key to life.
It’s the most important thing you can ever have.
We wouldn't live without it."

This is one of the comments that Pepper-Mackena Pritty, Isca Spillett and Jenna Rapai got when they visited our community. Pepper, Isca and Jenna are University of Manitoba students, who drove up to our community with a car load of scientific equipment. They met with youth from our community, and the youth from other nearby communities to participate in a two-day event.

Elder Knowledge

During the development of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Water Project, it was important that our students had the teachings of western science taught along side our traditional Cree teachings. The science teacher and the elders worked closely together to ensure knowledge that was translated, reflected both philosophies of science and culture.

Our Community

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located in beautiful West-Central Manitoba, just under 600 km north-west of Winnipeg along the south/southeast shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Settlement is primarily centered on either side of Shoal River and extends approximately 5 kilometers northeast along Lake Winnipegosis to a point known as Nee-ack or Beardy's Point and adjacent to the Metis community of Pelican Rapids located just to the west.

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