Abegweit Conservation Society
Plam'kna Kitapina'q Program (Salmon Are Our Friends Program)
The purpose/goal of the Plamuk-na-Kitapina'q (Salmon Are our Friends) Program is to provide a hands-on experiential learning experience for students across PEI in all grades that embraces Etuaptmumk - two eyed seeing approach to learning. "
Etuaptmumk - Two-Eyed Seeing refers to learning to see from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing... and learning to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all." - Mi'kmaq Elder Albert Marshall
It is hoped that students will come to understand the stressors on survival, and the environmental issues directly affecting Atlantic Salmon habitat. The program offers the opportunity for student to develop a stewardship relationship between the students and the eggs/fish that will cultivate a mind-full attitude towards everyday activities that can cause harm to wildlife habitats. Another outcome of the program that is for students to gain knowledge and understanding the Mi'kmaq cultural perspectives toward the Atlantic Salmon and the role they have in their lives.