May 17, 2022 | Announcement, KTCEA, News

Land-based Learning Student and Community Stewardship Challenge (May 16-31, 2022)

A core value for KTCEA is stewardship and taking care of our land and environment. We are excited to offer a Land-based Learning Student Stewardship Challenge and Community Stewardship Challenges. The challenges will have participants going out into the community to spring clean, pick up trash from this past winter or doing something to beautify the community.

Student Community Stewardship Challenge

Open to all KTCEA students. Students are being challenged to put stewardship into practice by cleaning their yard or cleaning an elder’s yard in the community. KTCEA values our elders and the responsibility in taking care of them. As such, there will be a separate prize for students that clean an elder’s yard. Students may compete in both prize categories.

To qualify, take at least 4 selfies/pictures including before and after, while completing the task to submit for judging. Both your face and activity must be clearly visible in a selfie/picture in order to qualify. If cleaning an elder’s yard, a photo of the elder must be included. This is a timed challenge so prizes will be awarded in order that completed entries are received.

Prize awards

Cleaning your own yard: first $300, second $250, third $200, fourth $150.

Cleaning an elder’s yard: first $400, second $350, third $300, fourth $250.

Challenge will remain open, and entries will be accepted from May 16 to May 31, 2022, with winners announced on June 7, 2022.

Entries with pictures can be e-mailed to Jason Bigcharles at Please include the student’s full name, grade, and school in the entry. Click here to download the PDF of this challenge.

Community Stewardship Challenges

Each KTCEA First Nation will be doing the same challenges with their own winners. Click the names of each nation to access the PDF for their challenge: Loon River First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, Peerless Trout First Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation #459, and Woodland Cree First Nation.

Prize Awards (repeated for each nation)

First $800, second $600, third $400, and fourth $200.

The challenge is open to each nation’s members 16 years of age and up, so youth and elders alike can compete against each other! Youth 15 years of age and younger can compete in the Student Community Stewardship Challenge (above). By entering, contestants agree to allow KTCEA to publish their name and photo, unless explicitly directed not to.

Challenge will remain open, and entries will be accepted from May 16 to May 31, 2022, with winners announced on June 7, 2022. Prizes will be mailed or delivered where possible.Entries with pictures can be e-mailed or texted to the attention of Jason Bigcharles at or text to (780) 618-5390, please include contestants full name and age in the entry.