This month is National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day is on June 21st. There are lots of ways to celebrate the diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
While many powwows have been cancelled this year, some events are going virtual. Ask your parents to search for virtual powwows like the one put on by the Winnipeg Art Gallery in collaboration with Indigenous Music.
You can also listen to stories written by Indigenous authors that appeared in the pages of Chirp and Chickadee.
- Alan Syliboy reads Dream Canoe and Wolverine and Little Thunder.
- Joanne Roberston reads Spring’s Gift.
- Nancy Cooper reads Elder Brother Learns a Lesson (illustrated by Fallon Simard) and How Gwiingwa’age Came to Earth (illustrated by Chief Lady Bird).
Or watch this short film from the National Film Board called The Owl and The Raven: An Inuit Legend.
Let us know how you plan to celebrate in the comments below!