• Dene youth connect with culture at Dechinta

    • June 2, 2014

    By Meagan Wohlberg
    Northern Journal, June 2, 2014

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    The semester featured courses in Indigenous self-determination, social determinants of Aboriginal health, community governance and sustainability, along with time spent on the land with Elders harvesting moose, beaver and fish.

    Erasmus said the way in which both classroom and land-based components were equally prioritized in the program was, for him, profound. “They were on par with each other; they were equal to each other. One wasn’t more valuable than the other in this case. So I really appreciated that, and I think it made me appreciate my own culture, where I come from, as an Aboriginal person,” he said.

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