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Indigenous youth embrace high-tech challenge

Robotics workshop popular with administrators, mentors and participants

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Robotics instructors Lisa Harper (left), Alexis Nelson, Chris Schulz, Kane Slavuta, Shini Barratt, Tia Dumas, and Jared Bone at the First Peoples Development Inc. offices in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 15, 2018. First Peoples Development Inc. has teamed up with a Winnipeg robotics company called Cogmation to deliver two-week long robotics coding workshops in First Nations in Manitoba that culminate in a Lego robot Sumo wrestling competition.</p>

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Robotics instructors Lisa Harper (left), Alexis Nelson, Chris Schulz, Kane Slavuta, Shini Barratt, Tia Dumas, and Jared Bone at the First Peoples Development Inc. offices in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 15, 2018. First Peoples Development Inc. has teamed up with a Winnipeg robotics company called Cogmation to deliver two-week long robotics coding workshops in First Nations in Manitoba that culminate in a Lego robot Sumo wrestling competition.

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