The NWMO Invests in Indigenous Education in Manitouwadge
As part of our commitment to supporting the communities we work with, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is investing in Indigenous education in Manitouwadge.
Laurie Swami, NWMO President and CEO, recently dropped by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and visited students taking a native language and culture class. Approximately 12 pupils are enrolled in the course. The students also showed off what they have learned in the class, which is offered across the Superior North Catholic District School Board to all elementary schools.
“The students are taught about drumming and the significance of the drum in Indigenous culture. Currently, the students are learning to play the Bear Song,” says Debbie Arola, teacher at the school.
Ms. Swami got a chance to see first-hand how the NWMO’s investments in education are supporting student learning, as the NWMO contributed $2,500 towards the purchasing of traditional drums at the school.