Indian Horse Link & Study Guide

Richard Wagamese’ award-winning novel
Indian Horse
is being taught in thousands of Canadian classrooms, with
over 100,000 copies of the book in circulation.
In late 1950s Ontario, eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse
is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of
Canada’s notorious Catholic Residential Schools. Denied the
freedom to speak his language or embrace his Indigenous
heritage, Saul witnesses all kinds of abuse at the hands of
the very people who were entrusted with his care. Despite
this, Saul finds comfort and fascination in the unlikeliest
of places and favourite Canadian pastimes — hockey. His
talent leads him away from the misery of the school to a
Northern Ontario native league and eventually the Pros. But
the ghosts of Saul’s past will always haunt him.
Spoiler alert! Unless your class or group has already
read Richard Wagamese’s novel
Indian Horse


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2018 UBC Summer Science Camp for Indigenous Students

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PLEASE NOTE: New deadline is May 4th.

The UBC Summer Science Program provides Indigenous high school students with a unique opportunity to explore health and science related careers for one week while living in a UBC dorm. Our program offers a holistic educational experience including cultural practices with our program Elder.

Dates for this summer are listed below!

July 1st-7th: Session 1 (Grade 11-12)*
July 8th-14th: Session 2 (Grade 9-10)*

*Please note that this is the grade students will be entering in September 2018.

What is the Summer Science Program?

A one-week cultural, health and science program for Indigenous students going into grades 9-12.

The program promotes interest in health and science programs through firsthand experience at the University of British Columbia.

Great opportunities to meet new friends, eat great food, connect with Elders and role models, and enjoy fun, laughter and learning.

Program Goals

  • Inform students of health and science careers.
  • Provide information on post-secondary prerequisites, course planning, and admissions.
  • Offer a holistic education experience that includes cultural practices.
  • Provide Indigenous role models in health care and sciences.
  • Incorporate cultural knowledge into daily activities.

Who can apply?

Open to all students who are going in to grades 9 – 12 in the fall of 2018, who are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MAY 1ST. The Application deadline has been extended to Friday May 4th, 2018.

When is it?

The 2018 Summer Science Program runs:

Session 1: Students who are going in to grades 11 – 12 in the fall of 2018 will attend from July 1st – July 7th, 2018.

Session 2: Students who are going in to grades 9 – 10 in the fall of 2018 will attend from July 8th – July 14th, 2018.

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