Hello Owlkids Family!
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and although every day is a day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, June is a great time to learn more. Here are some things you and your family can do this month!
- Check out a map of Indigenous Territories and languages. Choose a language you are unfamiliar with and research some common words in that language.
- Listen to a retelling of the Anishinaabe Grandfather Teachings.
- Read about some items that were first discovered or invented by Indigenous Peoples.
- Watch a video of Inuit throat singing.
- Read a book told from a perspective that is different from your own.
- Play a memory game and learn about First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture as you play.
- Read about the Ojibwe Peoples of Manitoulin Island in this special issue created by Owlkids and 4Canoes.
- Make colourful collage art inspired by Plains Cree artist George Littlechild.
- Research powwows in your area. If you are a non-Indigenous person, make sure they are open to you and read up on powwow etiquette before attending.
Are there any activities you do with your family to celebrate this holiday? Leave a comment below!
Happy summer, everyone.