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The ninth annual Saskatchewan First Nations Science Fair was held earlier this week to enable aboriginal students from grades 6 to 12 to display their knowledge of science and math from a traditional indigenous perspective or Western perspective or both, media reports said.
Bobby Cameron, chief of Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), said that through this Science Fair the First Nations kids had an opportunity to experience the thrill of discovery and a better understanding of a subject by testing their hypothesis.
One of the posts on the facebook account of FSIN says, “Traditional knowledge is on display at Prairieland Park today alongside Western perspectives."
These projects help develop skills they’re going to use for the rest of their lives,” said Cameron, CBCNews reports said.
Around 130 young science representatives from across the province were invited to represent their schools. The top four students will compete in a Canada-wide science fair.
A post by Constant Reminder on the facebook account of Bobby Cameron reads,
“Hello CRFriends and CRFamily, it was a wonderful time in Saskatoon. Thank You 2017 FSIN Science Fair for inviting us to share an amazing evening with You All!! We also seen our good friend, Bobby Cameron, Chief of FSIN. CRLove!! CRLaugh!! CRLive!!”
The education and training secretariat of FSIN had been helping to organize an average of 30 mobile science symposiums annually at First Nation schools.
Cameron said education was the key to building healthier people and communities and added that it was important that young people complete their education in the area of science and technologies.
“The FSIN is proud of our young people as they apply their inherent and treaty right to education when embarking on meaningful careers,” Said Cameron, CBCNews reports said.
Another post by Cindy Wilsey on FSIN facebook account reads,
“I am waiting for the day a Science Fair is held for Organic Chemistry & its role in everyday life - also known as Baking. I think it would be great for teams to get together & bake a favorite food & then explain how the various chemical reactions occur that create the tasty foods. (I did this as a science project with my nieces as kids. When their mother passed & she hadn't had a chance to teach them how to make their favortie pie, they knew enough baking chemistry to teach themselves how to make it. I always think of this on Pi Day. Thanks to Ms Landgren & Mr Johnson, my Foods & Chemistry teachers who taught this unit to me 44 years ago. I still rely on those lessons. “
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Image of Bobby Cameron: twitter