Treaty rights ruling wenty-one years ago... 

In August 1993, after catching and selling eels near Antigonish, NS, Marshall was convicted on charges of fishing out of season and without a licence. That began a six-year legal battle over First Nations treaty rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.  In a landmark ruling reached in 1999, the court upheld fishing and hunting rights that the Crown had granted the Mi’kmaq Nation in a treaty signed in 1760. The Marshall case remains an important Indigenous rights ruling affirming the right of First Nations people to earn a "moderate" commercial livelihood from fishing and hunting, subject only to conservation requirements. Marshall, who never considered himself a political activist, said, 

“I wasn’t there for myself.  I was there for my people.”


Please be advised that LSK will NOT be washing face masks or waterbottles.

This is for Healthy & Safety concerns.

Please remind your child/ren to bring their masks and water bottles home to be cleaned.

"We have used the Nova Scotia Back to School Plan and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey to guide us in creating our plan to safely reopen L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom. To help families navigate these changes, we have used CCRCE School Parent Information Sheet to guide us in providing our community with an update and comparison. Our plans are similar, but differ in a few ways. Our plans are based on our community’s needs and input. This plan was a joint effort by Sipekne’katik employees, Principal, Director of Education, Health Director and Emergency Management Officer."

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Beginning this September, teachers will enhance their focus on ensuring that every student transitions effectively to their new grade level. This requires an acknowledgement that opportunities to learn were different for children during at-home learning and that COVID-19 produced or increased disproportional access and opportunities for some students. This is not a reflection of a student’s ability to learn but rather their opportunity to learn. A focus is needed to raise the skill level of learners. To support this work, Foundational Outcome documents (9-12 and mathematics P-12) and supplementary support documents (P-12) have been created for subjects and grades.

School shopping will start soon for many.

For younger children, please DO NOT buy shoes that lace up.

For safety, teachers and staff will not want to touch the laces but also, you don't want your child playing with the laces that have touched anything, including the bathroom floor.

Charlene Bearhead, an educator and Indigenous education advocate living near Edmonton, Alberta, says that the Siha Tooskin Knows series of eight books for middle-years readers was born out of a need.

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Here is full list of the COVID-19 related stories Tara, speech/language pathologist, has written and you can find them all for free on her website...


Are looking for a fun, low-prep, and inexpensive activity to try with those beautiful stones you’ve been collecting? Try this simple stone matching game for kids today! This game will give your child the opportunity to practice using new vocabulary words, compare different sizes and shapes, strengthen fine motor skills, and appreciate nature in a new way!

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Here are 50 simple outdoor activities for kids to get them outside without breaking the bank. We don’t need to entertain our kids 24/7 and outdoor activities for kids don’t have to be elaborate. Browse the list of fun things to do outside with your kids and have fun. Don’t see your favorite outside activity? Leave a comment and share what you love to do outside with your kids.





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