Äsųą ke is a program designed for pre-school children and their parents of the community to come together with the common interest of gaining an introduction to the Southern Tutchone culture and language. Classes will be held for the next 7 weeks with a possible extension. The classes will be 1.5 hours in length once a week at the Dusk’a Headstart Family Learning Centre at 35 McIntyre Drive. Classes will be facilitated by Linda Harvey of Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Nicole Smith of Ta’an Kwach’an Council. The Southern Tuchone oral, cultural and literacy of the language will be focused on.
ORAL – Parents will gain introductory Southern Tutchone language conversation and strategies to practice at home with their child.
CULTURAL – Parent and child will work together to create art, songs, crafts and storytelling through Southern Tutchone culture and language.
LITERACY – participants will be given every opportunity to see the language written on displays and activities during each class.
WHILE EXPLORING THESE MAIN GOALS THE FOLLOWING ARE THE LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM:
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All are welcome!
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Award Amount: One - $1,000.00
Criteria: Grade 12 student from a Yukon secondary school
Accepted to an eligible institution
Minimum 1 - year program (or 20 week long program)
Single parent or in a relationship, for both women and men
Not eligible if recipient of another major scholarship of $3,000.00 or more
Provided by: Teen Parent Access to Education Society