PNGG MB Presents the Aki Centre, A Land-Based Learning Centre
The Blue Thunderbird Land-Based Teachings Learning Centre (Ozhaawashkwaa Animikii-Bineshi Aki Onji Kinimaagae’Inun or Aki Centre) is located at 1985 Grassmere Blvd in West St. Paul, Manitoba and is part of the Seven Oaks School Division.
It is home to dozens of native plants – forbs, grasses, shrubs and trees, a remnant prairie, and includes a nature walk, open to the community.
Alexis Nazeravich is the program coordinator for the Aki Centre and will take us on a visual tour of the 49 acre site. She will describe the vision for the Aki Centre, share the stewardship plan and outline where the Aki Centre is today.
Alexis’ background is in community development, as an organic grower (vegetables and herbs), a former employee of Prairie Originals, and a horticulturist of the International Peace Garden. She has a love of people and the land, and is passionate about cultural and ecological protection and restoration. Her 5 year old son is one of her most favourite seeds to watch as he grows.
You won’t want to miss this comprehensive presentation which I hope will prepare us for an on-site tour of the Aki Centre when restrictions due to COVID allow us to gather.