Today we were very fortunate to have Jesse MacLellan, our school's aboriginal support worker, come in and talk about how BC's First Nations people caught fish in the past. He showed the class pictures of spear fishing, gill net fishing and weirs. He also told the class how the fish were preserved and cooked. Jesse spoke of the importance that First Nations people place on only taking as many fish as they need to survive and making sure that there are enough left for other animals. Jesse showed the class how to draw a salmon using an aboriginal style. He brought canvas boards and oil pastels for everyone. The results were amazing.
Thank you Jesse for a very informative afternoon!