A group of Ontario high school students are on a cultural exchange at Dease Lake with the Tahltan Nation.
Jack Frimeth is the organizer of the Centre Wellington District High School Aboriginal Exchange.
He says the exchange is an opportunity for participants to learn about each others culture.
The students research the Nation they’re visiting, as well as meet through video chat.
He says one student came to him after the meeting, saying how surprised she was that her First Nation counterpart was just like her.
Frimeth says it’s important that participants not just visit their hosts, but also live as their hosts.
Because it is an exchange, the students from Dease Lake will see what Fergus has to offer, as well as nearby Toronto when they take their trip in May.
Zach Ternan is one of the students from Fergus.
The group from Fergus will go out to trap lines, clean and dress animals, ice-fish, as well as hear stories told by elders.
Sonia Dennis is with the Stikine School District in Dease Lake.
She also has high hopes for the Dease Lake students.
The students from Centre Wellington District High School leave Dease Lake on Friday and will arrive back home early Sunday morning.