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FSIN, Canadian Light Source renew partnership to teach youth science

The Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan.
The FSIN and the Canadian Light Source have renewed a partnership to teach Indigenous youth about science. File / Global News

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) announced that it has renewed a partnership to teach First Nations students about science.

A memorandum of understanding was signed on Monday between the FSIN’s education and training secretariat and the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon.

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“We’re always looking for opportunities to share the magic of discovery with young people,” CLS science director Dean Chapman said in a press release.

“We know kids benefit from early exposure to science. To be able to coordinate our efforts with the FSIN to reach even more youth is a fantastic opportunity.”

The FSIN represents 74 First Nations in the province.

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FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said the memorandum of understanding is a collaboration that promotes the importance of First Nations culture and traditional knowledge.

“It highlights the understanding that science and math have always had an important connection to our traditional lands and waters,” Cameron said in a press release.

The CLS is located on the University of Saskatchewan campus and is home to a synchrotron. Over 1,000 scientists from around the globe use the light source facility every year to conduct research.