• Grade 12 trip to Peguis School Board Camp on Lake Winnipeg Nov. 1, 2019
  • Setting the marten trap.
  • Setting traps on the north trail.
  • Marten trap is set and will be checked in a few days.

Trapping at Peguis School Cultural Camp

By James Wastasecoot airies trap 600wAiries sets up a marten trap.
Grade 12 boys checked out and set up marten traps at the Peguis School Board camp Friday November 1. With the temperature at 2 below, It was a perfect day for the outing. Led by Land-based education teacher, Bernie McCorrister and accompanied by trapper Troy Stevenson, and School safety officer, Victor Sutherland, the class first hiked the south trail along Lake Winnipeg, a 2-hour hike through pine and poplar forest. The group came across 2 chickens which McCorrister shot and harvested with a 22 calibre rifle. The boys laid the chickens on the trail for pickup later. However, upon the return trip, the group discovered the chickens had been eaten by ravens, a lesson that, in future, the chickens have to be bagged for transport or hidden in a secure hiding spot.

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Peguis Central fall festival a feast of good food, fun and laughter

By James Wastasecoot seneca dancersThe Seneca dancers put it all out on the dance floor, leaving their audience in stitches and tears.

The 10th annual Peguis Central Fall Festival was a roaring success, if laughs, food and fun are part of the measure. Councillor Annette Spence-Meeches brought greetings from the Council saying that everyone should just enjoy themselves as this is what the Fall Festival is all about. It was after the welcoming speeches that the fun started with Peguis teachers and staff taking to the stage as the Seneca Root dancers. Dressed as animals, cowboys, farmers and - there was at least one pig - the dancers bumped and heel-toed at the front of the hall, to the delight of the packed hall. Some of the dancers peformed like professionals, observed a school board member.

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Peguis Central students race in the first-annual Cross-Country meet

By James Wastasecoot racers groupPeguis Central cross country team Grades 5 - 8

Peguis Central was among the schools who participated in the first annual Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) Cross-Country Meet for First Nations students across Manitoba on Sept. 26, 2019. The 39 students from grades 5 to 8 ran a distance of 2 kms or 3 kms at Labariere Park near St. Norbert. Payton Sutherland, grade 5, came home with a bronze medal.
Hosted by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, the meet was staged in partnership with Mahpiya Hdega School (Dakota Plains). The event was organized by Mike Thomas, Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) Physical Education Facilitator.
“The idea came about after hearing about another youth suicide crisis in a First Nation,” he said. “It takes more than crisis intervention workers and counsellors to help these kids. We need to be proactive, not just reactive. We need to come together as a community and fix this in every way we can.”

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