Indigenous Voices in Canada Manitoba West Coast

Indigenous Voices West Coast

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our son had an incredible experience with EduTravel. He learned so much – both academically and a lot of “life learning” too.

Travel to our breathtakingly beautiful West coast to enjoy local cuisine, and develop a deeper understanding of place, identity, relationships, and sovereignty as you achieve a Grade 11 English credit. Travel with students from across the country and listen to the voices of contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors, poets, journalists, and community partners in person and through texts to formulate questions, engage in discussions, and write about shared paths to Truth and Reconciliation. Through the valleys, up the mountains and across the waters, visit ancestral lands and gain a new perspective through the cultural centres, the land itself and the people that live on it.

Meet with Elders to hear about histories and knowledge that have not yet been shared in classrooms or through textbooks, interact with local plant medicines, play traditional games, and learn about important historical figures and landmarks as you journey through unceded territories. Experience a class where you don’t just read stories, you live them.

ACTIVITIES

In the spotlight

Here are some of the exciting experiences included in the program.

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EXPLORE THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

From the views ocean views, to the snow top peaks, you couldn’t ask for a better classroom to learn in.

SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE

Built to evoke a Squamish Longhouse and Lil’wat listen, you will learn about two distinct Nations; the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and the Lil̓wat7úl within these extraordinary walls.

LEARN FROM THE LAND ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

Discover BC’s more rugged landscape and learn how the Indigenous people lived off the land and honoured their landscapes.

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

A place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.

CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will take you on a journey of education and inspiration unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

PRICES & DATES

Date:

July 5 – 18

Price:

$4,990.00

Course:

English: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices (NBE3U/3C/3E; ENG3U/3C/3E)

Prerequisite:

English, Grade 10, Academic Applied, and Locally Developed

Availability:

Date:

July 5 – 18

Price:

$4,990.00

Course:

Communication Technology Grade 12 University/College (TGJ4M)

Prerequisite:

Grade 11 Communications Technology (TGP3M, TGV3m or TGJ3m) We will also accept AQW3M

Availability:

Program Fees

Program Fee

All-Inclusive Price $4,990.00
Deposit Schedule: 1st payment due upon registration, 2nd payment due February 1, 2024, balance due April 1, 2024

Insurance

(as required by our education partner)

Premium Travel Protection Package $350.00

Registration Deadline

Limited spots remain for this program. Please email info@edutravel.com for availability details.

MANDATORY DATES

May 25

11:00am – 3:30pm

Online Orientation and First Class

Parents, students and teachers meet in the morning to review travel expectations and the itinerary. Teachers and students meet in the afternoon for their first class and to work on introductory assignments.

May 26 – July 1

(approx 10 hours)

Independent Learning Online

Students will work independently to complete and submit assignments. Teachers will be available to answer questions through the online platform.

July 2 – 4

9:00am – 3:30pm

Pre-Trip Online Class

Teachers and students will interact in mandatory online classes as students participate in direct teaching, group activities, discussions and presentations.

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July 5 – 18

Travel

Experience the course firsthand and make real world applications.

July 19 – 22

9:00am – 3:30pm

Post-trip Online Classes

Teachers and students will interact in mandatory online classes as students participate in direct teaching, group activities, discussions and presentations.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Each program covers all essential costs and all excursions, whether educational or leisure. We believe that each group should share the same experience.

Teachers and Administrators

Airfare and Transport

Hotels and Accommodations

Breakfasts and Dinners

Excursions and Sightseeing

Experiential Learning Experience

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All Gratuities and Applicable Taxes

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

Each day is thoughtfully planned to provide an unforgettable adventure that will teach lessons about the course, individuals and the world around.

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MORNING ROUTINE

Students enjoy breakfast and review the itinerary for the day.

MORNING EXCURSION

Travel from Squamish to Whistler to meet with Indigenous community members.

LUNCH & FREE TIME

Students enjoy lunch and free time in the Whistler Village.

AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

Visit the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre for a Indigenous Cultural experience and Guided Tour.

LATE AFTERNOON

Students participate in a workshop to link their readings with their experiences.

DINNER

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Whistler.

EVENING ACTIVITY

Discover the stories of the forest during a spectacular light show walk in the valley.

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