In honor of Mi’kmaq History Month, we wanted to feature some of our amazing Indigenous schools and their wonderful initiatives! Today we look at Maupeltuewey Kina'matno'kuom, an energy-efficient school in Membertou featuring a wall of solar panels, geothermal heat, and energy-efficient appliances! This school is full of knowledgeable and caring students who are always looking for the best way to take care of Mother Earth. EO Genaya was so excited to engage with the grade six and seven students yesterday! Together they discussed habitats and how human ecological footprints can impact natural ecosystems. The students really impressed her with their knowledge and passion for reducing the size of their own footprints and their enthusiasm for finding new ways to take care of our planet. The school’s current initiative is for students to head outside and plant some trees!
~ Genaya Fraser
Cape Breton Engagement Officer