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March Contest
Time Capsule Contest
Time to enter the contest!

The 1939 World's Fair "Time Capsule" intrigued the world. That capsule had specially designed metals and was intended to be buried for 5,000 years. Many steps were taken to ensure that it would not be lost or forgotten.

Since then, there have been many variations on the theme of sending messages into the future. There have been millennium projects where people could send messages to future relatives and descendants and ones where students wrote to themselves to be opened on their graduation day.

We are not aware of any time capsules for Natives. Let's make one!

March Contest Each class, school, or group wanting to participate in the Time Capsule Contest should:
  1. Decide what should go into your time capsule.
    • Tell us why the items were chosen.
    • Document the items - e-mail text, photograph items, or send a box of your materials for us to photograph and publish on the world wide web.
  2. Decide when it should be opened.
  3. Send in your submission before the deadline!
Deadline April 28, 2000 (Due to the scope of this project and spring breaks, this contest will go beyond the normal limit of one month).
If items are sent by mail, we must receive e-mail or fax notification by the deadline.
Eligibility Entries must be from First Nation schools, First Nation groups, or from Native students in provincial schools.
Prizes The prize for each winning category (high school, junior high/middle school, and elementary) will be to actually purchase and construct a time capsule

Permission will be sought to bury the time capsule on the entrant's First Nation territory, along with a plaque commemorating the event. Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk will be responsible for all related costs.

Submit to Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk
115 Membertou Street, Sydney, NS B1S-2M9 
E-mail: admin@firstnationhelp.com
Phone: 1-877 484-7606 (toll free) or 902 567-0842
Fax: 902 567-0337
Special Notes At the time of announcement, several different time capsules were being considered. Time capsule dimensions will be available by March 31, 2000.
Resources http://www.nytimes.com/specials/magazine3/1939.html

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