Vision: We have a vision of a Secwepemc-speaking community living in balance with nature

Principle 2: Knucwestsút.s

We believe that:

• It is important to learn how to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually

• Children need to be taught through direct experience, modeling and mentoring in order to develop strategies for problem solving and learning

• It is important to finish what you start and to persevere with your struggles

• The Secwepemc Nation requires strong, healthy, self-sufficient individuals to maintain a healthy Nation

Knucwestsút.s Practice #1

It is important to learn how to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually

  • • Develop an understanding of the human body and its care
  • • Provide educational programs that develop life skills and that promote health and self-care
  • • Provides educational experiences that develop life long skills and self sufficiency in today’s world
  • • Understand the relationship between health and productivity
  • • Foster personal spiritual development
  • • Foster emotional intelligence

Knucwestsút.s Practice #2

Children need to be taught through direct experience, modeling and mentoring in order to develop strategies for problem solving and learning

  • • Provide age appropriate experiences that develop problem solving and “learning by doing”
  • • Teach common household tasks and establish age-appropriate expectations and responsibilities
  • • Provide opportunities for observing learning situations; surround the children with varied experiences
  • • Use educational programs and resources to help develop problem solving skills

Knucwestsút.s Practice #3

It is important to finish what you start and to persevere with your struggles

  • • Provide learning opportunities that are practical and manageable within the boundaries of the classroom and that have a defined beginning and an end
  • • Encourage perseverance and acknowledge participation and completion of tasks

Knucwestsút.s Practice #4

The Secwepemc Nation requires strong, healthy, self-sufficient individuals to maintain a healthy Nation

  • • Discuss the Secwepemc values of hard work and perseverance
  • • Provide Secwepemc stsptekwle routinely that promotes hard work and determination
  • • Develop an awareness of the Secwepemc Nation and the role of the individual to help build a stronger Nation
  • • Work together as a school community to maintain Secwepemc food gathering responsibility
  • • Develop an awareness of food sources and healthy practices

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