Juniper Land Base
This promising practice highlights the Juniper Land Base project, created by Juniper School in Northern Manitoba. Juniper Land Base introduces and restores traditional Indigenous teachings through Truth and Reconciliation. The program started as a way to address various difficulties students were experiencing including a lack of empathy and compassion towards others, no sense of belonging, and loss of culture, language, and identity. The objective is to support students’ mental, social, and emotional well-being. Teachers learn from Indigenous consultants and community members and then share the knowledge with students in an inclusive space. All teachings are approved and shared through Indigenous consultants and the district Indigenous committee. Through Juniper Land Base, students have exhibited a restored sense of pride in their heritage, school, and community. The impact of the programs has led to the establishment of strong relationships and kinships locally, and with outlying communities as well.
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