Students Earn Trip to National Science Camp

Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 15:34




Four Northern Saskatchewan students have been honored for science excellence.

Kyle Billette, Keisha Billette and Jordan Montgrand of the Buffalo River First Nation, along with Jayline Bear of the Big River First Nation have been chosen to attend the 2nd annual First Nation and Inuit National Science Camp.

Indian Affairs Minister Robert Nault says the students chosen for the camp have demonstrated a willingness to work hard to open up opportunities for their future.

The 4 youths are among 50 First Nation and Inuit students from across Canada chosen to attend  the camp being held in Ontario this year.

The camp’s focus is on learning science and technology outside traditional settings while participating and interacting with a variety of students from across the country.

This year, students will get the chance to learn about Aboriginal healing practices, forestry, aviation, computer and communications technology, water quaility and renewable energy.

Each year the camp is held in a different region to showcase the science related opportunities of that area.