ClayStone students visit the Maliseet First Nations community in Tobique, NB

ClayStone students visit the Maliseet First Nations community in Tobique, NB

Posted in on November 15, 2017

During the week of November 6, 2017, a group of Crandall University students were hosted for a series of events led by several Elders from the Maliseet First Nations community in Tobique, NB. While learning about the Maliseet culture, these students enjoyed a traditional meal, a trip to some sacred mounds and a special blanket ceremony that concluded with a talking circle. Students also listened to the personal testimonies from survivors of the Canadian residential school system.

“We were honoured to be hosted in Tobique this past week. We all learned many new things about the Maliseet people. We are so glad that this is a formal part of the program at Crandall,” Dr. Jon Ohlhauser, Interim Director for ClayStone.

This special week is part of Crandall University’s new experiential education, gap-year program – ClayStone. The purpose of ClayStone is to provide students with a series of opportunities designed to facilitate life-transformation: heart, mind and body.