Xavier’s First Week With Next

July 13th, 2018

Hello everyone! My name is Xavier.

The first thing we did when we got to Ottawa was go to the Macskimming Camp and stayed there for a week for orientation. After the orientation we got to the Algonquin residence where we will be staying for the next five weeks. Then we will be going back to Macskimming.

I am enjoying my time here because we are learning how to make a picture frame, and then we will learn how to make a dog house. The picture frame we are making is very hard but it is good to be learning. It’s hard because there are a lot of instruction to follow. When I made a mistake I had to start over to make a new one. I learned that you need to do it perfectly to make the frame look very nice

We got to tour Parliament and my favourite thing about it was the history behind it and the art work that is in the building. I got to learn a lot of different things like that the first female was elected in 1988, and I got to see art work that represent the Inuit. It was a structure with two Inuit trying to kill a polar bear. These are the things I learned at Parliament.

These are the things that I have experienced and am enjoying  while taking this program and here in Ottawa. This is the best opportunity for youth in northern communities because its an opportunity for youth to experience living in a city.

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