Run Club students learn about their culture

(Photo: students from Cross Lake, Poplar River and Split Lake, MB enjoy an afternoon of education at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as part of the annual Healthy Horizons Run Club event)

Youth from Cross Lake, Poplar River and Split Lake, MB had a chance to explore their heritage, culture and traditional teachings through the Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour – a distinct cultural experience at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The tour was part of the annual Healthy Horizons Run Club program, which encourages students from northern communities to spend several months fundraising for the Healthy Horizons Foundation. As a reward, all participants are treated to a three-day event in Winnipeg sponsored by The North West Company.

(Photo: students from Cross Lake, Poplar River and Split Lake, MB enjoy an afternoon of education at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as part of the annual Healthy Horizons Run Club event)

The Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour allowed the students to discover the seven sacred teachings that call on everyone to take responsibility for how they live and treat one another. The tour was designed with the help of seven elders from the region and included stories, multimedia and traditional music.

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