Five Tlicho students from communities to compete at territorial Heritage Fair

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Behchoko/Rae Edzo – Five students from Tlicho communities will compete at the territorial Heritage Fair after being selected during the Tlicho regional heritage fair on May 5, said Tammy Steinwand-Deschambeault, Culture and Language Coordinator with the Tlicho Community Services Agency.

The fair was held at Elizabeth Mackenzie Elementary School.

The five winners are; Got’soka Beaulieu for his project titled Traditional Medicine, Garra Dryneck for her project titled Residential School, Angelina Arrowmaker for her project about the National Flag of the Philippines titled Bandira Nang Pilipinas, Kyla Simpson for her project about wolverines and Nashawn Tlokka and Rosaleah Drybones on their project titled The Arrival of Non-Dene.

Every student who participated in the fair received a certificate and a letter from Steinwand-Deschambeault, which encouraged them to do ask questions and learn about their Tlicho history.

“I tried to make them feel important and for them to be proud of their work,” she said.

There were 46 participants in the fair with students in Grades 4 to 9.