- Eileen Bray, teacher
of Kija language and culture in the school since 1979: "When the school started we wanted
it to be two ways, so the kids could learn both ways. We didn't
want them to loose their language and their culture. That's why
we keep teaching for them. So when they grow up they can pass
it on to their children and their grandchildren.
- We learn them their skin names,
so they know who their family is and who they are not supposed
to talk to (their in-laws). And we teach them about bush medicines,
Dreaming stories, the names of animals and plants. When people
come new to the school we always welcome them with water and
smoke, so that nothing dangerous will happen to them while they
are here in our country. We tell them where men are allowed to
go and where they are not allowed to go to and same for women."