Our Fourth Annual Northern Regional Skills Competition was held on March 15, 2017 in La Loche and Clearwater River Dene Nation.
This year, in an effort to celebrate and honour traditional indiginous trades, beading and aboriginal art were added to the ever-growing contest areas for this event.
High school students from both the Northern Lights School Division and Meadow Lake Tribal Council showcased their incredible skills in aboriginal art, aesthetics, baking, beading, cooking, carpentry, hairstyling, outdoor power and recreation equipment, photography, public speaking, TV video porduction, and welding. Gold medalists in all contest areas will advance to the 19th Annual Provincial Skills Competition, taking place on April 7, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the hardworking staff of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, all of the tradespeople who traveled to coach and judge the competition, and to the teachers and student at our host schools, La Loche Community School and Clear Water River School for their hard work and hospitality during this phenomenal competition!