Wanuskewin is anticipating the arrival of bison by the end of 2019 and decided it would be a great opportunity to teach young people about the animal.
Grades 4 and 5 students will have field trips to see the bison for a hands-on learning experience. Teachers will also be provided with more resources so students can learn in the classroom.
Lamarr Oksasikewiyin, Wanuskewin program manager, said Indigenous peoples have had a deep respect for bison for many years.
“We believe that we can actually learn a lot from bison, even today,” Oksasikewiyin said.
The STF is hoping the program can grow over time to reach more grade levels.