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St James Catholic School Working with A Traditional Anishinaabe Woman

September 03, 2018

​Danka is a traditional Anishinaabe woman from the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation.  Danka is a 7-generation direct descendant of Chief Frances Sharbot and Mary Susan Nigik. Danka has been working with schools sharing traditional knowledge and crafts for the last 12 years. Danka carries teachings on traditional hand drumming, Algonquin language, seasonal environmental teachings, traditional food harvesting and preparation, leather crafting, and women's teachings.   

Danka will again be working with classes at St James Major Catholic School on Thursdays. We are very fortunate to be able to provide students with these rich learning opportunities. Welcome back Danka!