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Kīnawind Partnership – A Partnership between the NESD and Kinistin Saulteaux Nation creating opportunities of the success of all students

July 04, 2019

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On May 23, 2019, as part of the mentorship portion of the Kīnawind Partnership,  grade 8 students from KEC travelled to TMSS to participate in learning experiences in preparation for the Cardboard Boat Challenge.  By the end of the day, students were interacting with each other and sharing ideas while building prototypes in anticipation of the competition. 

Students were greeted by sheets of cardboard and rolls of tape upon arrival at the SIAST campus in Saskatoon on May 28, 2019. 

Spirits were strong and camaraderie was high as the teams raced the clock to bring their ideas to fruition.  As the building portion of the competition came to an end, the students portaged their boats to the pool where their designs were put to the test.  The teams from KEC and TMSS finished with two firsts and a second in the timed heats of the speed challenge.  It was great to see the students cheer on their teams as the captains of the boats battled the other teams.  The team of Gavin Scott, Tristian Smokeyday, Loukas Sherlock and Alysha Hall received the most prestigious award of the competition placing first overall.  Their performance in the speed challenge along with their scores in the design and construction phase of the event brought home the big prize for KEC and TMSS. 

Participants from KEC included:  Teera Littlecrow, Gavin Scott, Tristian Smokeyday, Jacob Scott, Keegan Schneider, Denzel Thomas, Trey Thomas

Participants from TMSS included:  Jackson Howes, Jenna Will, Daiton Hunter, Jocelyn Junk, Loukas Sherlock, Alysha Hall, Arizona LaClaire, Xander Brown

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