Oshki Wenjack Live Event – January 17 2019

THUNDER BAY – EDUCATION – Join us on January 17/2019 at the Oshki Wenjack learning facility in Thunder Bay for a workshop.

Oshki Wenjack is presenting the Aboriginal Mining and Skilled Trades Entry Workshop from their learning centre in Thunder Bay.

The intake for this session is already full. However if you are interested in attending a future session or another of the courses or programs offered visit www.oshki.ca

Time Management and Social Media

Bill Doyle on Mining Safety

Overview of the Day

The Oshki Wenjack Story

Long ago, the world was nothing but water. There were only birds and animal swimmers. One day, a woman fell from the sky and landed on a giant turtle. The woman had nowhere to go, and so she had to stay on the turtle. She asked the animals if they could dive down to the bottom of the water and get a piece of the earth for her. She said she would take the piece of earth and create land on which everyone could live.

The loon was the first to try. The loon was under the water for a long time. When the loon returned to the surface, he had nothing.

Next, the beaver tried, but he also returned with nothing.

Then the muskrat wanted to try. All of the other animals laughed at him because of his small size. They believed he would also fail. The woman, however, said he could try.

The muskrat dove straight down into the water. He stayed under the water longer than any of the other animals. Because he dove so deep, the water became dark that he did not know which way was up. Above the water, the other animals waited. Finally, the muskrat slowly surfaced, barely alive. In his little paw, he held some earth. The woman took the earth from his paw and placed it on the turtle’s back. This is how the land was created.


Today from across Northwestern Ontario, students can attend classes at Oshki Wenjack and achieve their goals and reach their dreams.