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Dreaming big: 33 graduate from Indigenous summer training program at Base Gagetown – CBC

‘I’m just amazed at what they’ve done … it’s awesome,’ says a proud dad

Aug 09, 2018

A lifetime of hunting practice at home turned into an award-winning experience for one teen attending the Black Bear Indigenous summer training program at Base Gagetown.

Jaiden Johnson, 17, was among 33 youth who graduated Wednesday from the six-week program at the base near Oromocto. The Black Bear program incorporates Indigenous cultures and teachings with basic military training.

Johnson, from Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, received the “top shot” award for scoring the most points in the platoon during the personal weapons test.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/black-bear-program-gagetown-1.4777483

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