Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Arrive in Old Crow

Here is the view from the plane as we fly into Old Crow. The Van Tat Gwich'in people have lived here for over 1000 years.  Van Tat Gwich'in means People of the Lakes, and here are the famous lakes.

The town of Old Crow is located in the Yukon 73 km north of the Arctic Circle and 110 km south of the Beaufort Sea. About 300 people live there.
 The old town in right along the Porcupine River. This is where the John Tizya Centre sits, The Tizya Centre is a heritage centre where the Our World workshops will take place. 
What a view!

 The Our World Team immediately went to set up for the first workshop. The kids from Chief Zzleh Gittlit School came and  we showed some films and talked about story.
Elisa and Catrina select the short digital stories to show.
Tye, Caleb and Nathaniel consider some ideas
 Deciding on story can sometimes be difficult, and people can be shy about their ideas.
Darcy and Marlon think while teacher Keri looks on.

Brandie and Melayna brainstorm with mentor Lisa
A good game is to throw out anonymous story ideas on small pieces of paper and then talk about them as a group. 
By the end of the first workshop, many of the students had decided on their stories.

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