CONNECTING TO CULTURE
It’s important we stay connected to our culture while we stay a part to protect our health and the health of those around us.
This Months Craft Highlight
MAKING BIRCH BARK EARRINGS
Traditionally, generations of Anishinaabe peoples relied on the use of birch bark for building canoes to traverse Canada’s streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Algonquin First Nations peoples used birch bark to cover their wigwams to stay warm and dry, and ‘birch-bark biting’ was the practice of perforating paper-thin birch bark in the fabrication of containers, artistic designs, and pictographic scrolls the Ojibwa, Cree, and other Algonquin First Nations people once relied on.
Artist, Jordyn, has shared their artistic talents with their Birch Bark Earring craft.
Click here to learn how to make your own! Craft Instructions
Dorey Youth Advocacy Award
Recognizing youth for their achievements is a great way to build self-esteem; and more importantly, it establishes role models so others can see that their goals are tangible.
Understanding how important this is for our youth, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Council (NYC) established this unique awards program to honour and show appreciation to both achievements and advocacy.
“We don’t raise our children in programs… We need access to our culture!”
What we’re listening to
What we’re reading
#1 My Privilege, My Responsibility: A Memoir (Sheila North)
#3 Five Little Indians (Michelle Good)
Who we’re following
#1 Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G)
#2 My Vaxx Journey
#4 ICAA- Indigenous Congress of Alberta Association