Culture camp brings Dakota youth closer to their roots
Students from a western Manitoba school are getting to know their Dakota culture at a special First Nation camp this week.
About 100 students from Sioux Valley High School are learning a variety of skills, from archery and riding horses to taking part in a sweat lodge, at a three-day culture camp outside of Brandon, Man.
"I created culture camp because I've seen the need for our students to learn their culture," said history teacher James Pratt.
Pratt said the camp aims to encourage Dakota youth to be proud of their culture, so they can pass it on to future generations.
Grade 8 student Hayden Taylor said he has been enjoying the experience.
"For our age, we don't know much about our culture, so we're slowly losing it as we go along the years," he said.
Click on the video player above to watch Jill Coubrough's report.