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.
FEB 19 -Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G) 2022 - 5th Annual Round Dance (Virtual)
APR 29 -Gender Symposium: Mobilizing Indigenous Two-Spirit (2SLGBTQQIA+) History 2022 (Virtual)
MAY 28-29 - International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show 2022
JUNE 2 - Instagram LIVE "Unpacking the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Acronym" with the CCGSD @1PM EDT
JUNE 9 - Instagram LIVE "Exploring Healthy Masculinities" with White Ribbon @1PM EDT
JUNE 23 - Instagram LIVE "Supporting Gender Creative Youth" with Edmonton Two Spirit Society @1PM EDT
JUNE 30 - Virtual Pride Variety Show @7PM EDT
Interested in online workshops?
Online art classes for kids
“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