Tell us about the people/ partnerships that are already involved and why they are important to your idea or project.
The partnerships created are through Aboriginal Education and Southgate Middle School sharing the funding costs to run an expo. These partnerships are important because they rely on each other for the program to be successful.
If there are other people/partners that you will reach out to tell us who they are and why they will be important to your idea or project.
The other people I have reached out to are the teachers who are teaching similar programs, through these professional networks we share ideas, resources and lesson plans. The local Friendship Centers and Metis Associations have also been invited to participate in the program.
Describe the kinds of support you receive (other than money) or will need to support your idea or project (e.g.: donated, space, equipment and volunteers)
In the future in order to maintain the project, computers are a priority to connect with other teachers and for student research. Paying honorariums to elders and guest speakers also adds up in a hurry. Purchasing a camera to document the expos is a fun way to remember where the students started from and how far they have come in their learning and appreciation for Aboriginal culture. The following items are purchased for the class: ingredients for foods: salmon and bannock, craft supplies for projects (mask making) supplies to make dream catchers, supplies to make button blanket picture frames, supplies for cedar weaving and transportation costs for the field trips. I would love to have books on hand, a class camera and a computer available.