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Bridge challenge: The always popular Build ‘n Break project!

Scientific discoveries: A trip to the lab for fun-filled experiments

Our roots run deep: Embracing our culture makes us stronger

Hands-on learning about aviation Handy Hawks: All carpenters need a toolbox!

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Contents Introduction/Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Team Building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Day 1: Greenspace Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Day 2: Carpentry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cultural Teachings/Drumming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Crafts – Talking Stick Workshop & Inuit Wall Hanging . . . . 12 Day 3: Civil Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Recreation Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Day 4: Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Photo Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Day 5: Chemistry/Bio Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Family BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Special Thanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25


Overview

Overview Red River College is proud to produce the 2013 HAWK Magazine to highlight the 4th year of the camp. HAWK (Hands on Activity Week for Kids) is offered to Aboriginal youth, boys and girls ages 11 – 13 years (HAWKs). HAWK is one of Red River College’s commitments to furthering awareness and interest in post-secondary education for Aboriginal youth-our next seven generations. This year the HAWKs participated in the camp with the understanding that they would return for 2 more years through a cohort. Each summer will highlight different program areas the College offers. In addition, we will track their post-secondary path to determine if the model impacts their choices to enroll at Red River College. We also want to ensure the camp advances their confidence and self-esteem as strong Aboriginal youth with traditional teachings and cultural art projects.

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The morning portion of the camp focused on the importance and diversity of Aboriginal culture through traditional teachings and hands on creation with storytelling. The camp was focused 100% on team building through games and interactive activities to give the kids a chance to mingle and become more familiar with one another.


The afternoon portion of the camp offered HAWKs a chance to see, learn and try various trades and technology programs. This year in particular, the HAWKs experienced what it’s like to take part in programs such as Greenspace Management, Chemistry/Bio Sciences, Civil Engineering, Aviation and Carpentry. During a week of fun and excitement our goal is to increase their confidence as proud Aboriginal youth and open their eyes to the possibilities and importance of Red River College and post-secondary education. Thank you to all the parents, guardians, aunties, uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, brothers, sisters and friends who supported the HAWKs to attend Red River College. A special thank you to all the HAWKs (campers) who left us with many gifts and teachings such as respect, kindness, laughter and joy. It was a wonderful experience for everyone at Red River College!

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Team Team Building Building

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As with any new experience, the first few hours of camp was all about helping the young HAWKs feel comfortable, safe and welcome. By the end of the week, the HAWKs gained new friends, confidence and knowledge of future opportunities and became familiar with the Red River College campus, staff and programming at the College. How did we do that, the marvelous world of‌. team building activities and teachings about culture and identity—feeling good about oneself! Some of the fun activities included: minute to win it games, what am I and know your camper, FUN, FUN, and FUN!

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Greenspace Management

Horticulture On the first day of camp, the HAWKs got their hands dirty while learning what Greenspace Management is all about – landscaping, planting and taking pride in Mother Earth. The HAWKs spent time in the Greenhouse to better understand how lighting, watering systems and soil help advance seeds to plants. Plant a seed, grow a future!

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Carpentry

Wooden Toolkit

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Second day of camp, the HAWKs took on the role of Bob The Builder-can they build it, yes they did! With tool box in hand they measured, cut and nailed away. The result was a personal wooden toolkit to hold all their creative ideas and tools - move over Mike Holmes!

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Cultural Awareness

Cultural Awar

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reness In the morning morning the spent time withwith Cultural Teacher, Brian McLeod. Brian shared Each theHAWKs HAWKs spent time Cultural Advisor, Rob Apetagon. traditional teachings on various topics as: Identity, familyas: values, the importance of Rob shared traditional teachings onsuch various topics such identity, learning and education, Aboriginal cultural values, traditional medicines and the seven sacred family values, Aboriginal cultural values, the importance of learning and teachings. Elder-in-Residence, Levinia Brown worked with the HAWKs to craft their own education, Aboriginal people relationships to Inuit animals, mother earth, Inuit Wall Hanging, explaining thatand Walltheir Hangings are a part of Art and Culture. The HAWKs creator and the seven sacred teachings. also had the opportunity to spend one morning with Elder-in-Residence, Mae Louise Campbell who shared the significance of the talking stick; the representation of feathers and beads on the talking stick and the teaching of the four nations represented in the medicine wheel.

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Arts & Arts & Crafts Crafts Cultural Awareness continued: Inuit Wall Hanging & Talking Stick Workshops

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civil engineering

Bridge Construction Strength Testing

Third day of camp, the HAWKs were ready to become Civil Engineers-design, build and test. Nothing can explain the dynamics of engineering better than the construction of a bridge. Each camper designed an elaborate and structurally sound bridge that could withstand the strength test. The strongest bridge held 215 lbs—wow. The best part - the chance to destroy it of course!

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Physical Activity

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Gym time – enough said! When the campers had time between visiting the program areas and cultural programming they burned extra energy off in the gym! As you can see we had quite the talented basketball and volleyball players.

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Stevenson aviation

Flight Theory & Airplane Kits

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Fourth day of camp the HAWKs travelled to the Stevenson Aviation Campus where they toured, touched and flew the airplanes – well… flew a paper airplane that is. And that’s where their imagination took flight - sitting in the captain’s seat, seeing all the toggles, buttons and trinkets provided the feel of what it’s like to operate and work on an aircraft. They also had the opportunity to taxi in the plane around the lot.

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Photo Photo Fun! FUN!

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chemistry / Biosciences

Glo Germ Demonstration, Polyurethane Foam & Fizzy Lemon Drinks

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On the fifth and final day of camp, the HAWKs visited the world of Chemistry/Bio Sciences. First a demonstration of Glo Germ powder to show how washing your hands quickly isn’t always the best method. The second activity was even more exciting with goggles and gloves in hand – a mixture of two ingredients when combined create foam similar to Styrofoam popcorn you find in packing boxes. The final activity was the tastiest yet tart; by mixing several simple ingredients together, the HAWKs made their own carbonated fizzy lemon drink - science through hydration-so clever!

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Family BBQ

Family BBQ The last day the HAWKs invited family, friends and the instructors from the camp for a barbeque and camp wind-up. Everyone enjoyed hotdogs and hamburgers in the sun filled courtyard. The HAWKs got a chance to share what they learned, not to mention their ever so talented singing voices by performing a drumming song titled ‘The Bear Song’ to honor all those who made the week possible and special. We are all related!

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Special Thanks: We would like to sincerely thank the departments, instructors and volunteers. The experience will be an everlasting memory for all those who took part and made it possible.

Team Leaders: We would like to especially thank the Team Leaders who participated in the HAWK Camp this year. The HAWK Camp Team Leaders helped support the RRC team and take part in activities, working closely with the HAWKs. Each Team Leader supervised a group of 4 HAWKs. We greatly appreciated their enthusiasm, dedication and all around joy they brought to the HAWK Camp.

Thank you to Madison, Alycia, Matthew & Chelsea!

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Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations F214 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue Winnipeg MB R3H 0J9 For more information please contact HAWK Coordinator: Lisa Carriere at licarriere@rrc.ca or (204) 632-3773 View the magazine online at: www.rrc.ca


Aboriginal Education - HAWK Camp