Tuesday, February 3, 2015

▶ Surviving Disappearance, Re-Imagining & Humanizing Native Peoples

What does it mean to be a "real" Indian?

"Matika, a Native American woman of the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes (Washington), is unique as an artist and social documentarian in Indian Country. The insight, depth, and passion with which she explores the contemporary Native identity and experience are communicated through the impeccable artistry of each of her silver gelating photographs."


▶ First Nations Cultural Preservation Through Art

Ursula Johnson at TEDxHalifax
"Ursula Johnson is an artist from the Eskasoni First Nation, Nova Scotia, who focuses her practice on the idea of cultural preservation. In this fascinating talk, she tells the story of preserving Mi'kmaq culture through the art of basketry."


Monday, February 2, 2015

Metepenagiag Heritage Park

Experience the Mi'kmaq culture that has existed here for over 30 centuries.
"There is much to discover at Metepenagiag Heritage Park. Experience the Mi'kmaq culture that has existed here for over 30 centuries. Enjoy the music and listen to the oral history, handed down through generations by the Mi'kmaq Elders, who have greeted all visitors on our shores. Walk the trails in the footsteps of ancestors overlooking the river that has sustained the Mi'kmaq people since time immemorial. View the archeological finds of the ancient village and understand the significance and traditions presented from the Augustine Mound and Oxbow National Historic Sites."


First Nations people take part in B.C. computer coding boot camp

A project to revitalize indigenous languages
"Squamish Nation member Khelsilem is fluent in his native tongue and passionately spearheading a project to revitalize indigenous languages. But he wants to turbocharge his linguistic proficiency by learning an entirely new and universal language – computer coding. The 25-year-old from North Vancouver plans to preserve and share the Squamish and Downriver Halkomelem languages by acquiring coding skills, which he'll use to construct a website that gives his community's lingual traditions worldwide reach."


Aboriginal student talks about his classroom experience

▶ Grand Erie Stories - Marshall

Hear Marshall talk about his successes.


About culture, identity - reconnecting with aboriginal history

Ontario program helps aboriginal students build knowledge & boost achievement
"Suzie Miller, an Aboriginal Student Work Study teacher with the Grand Erie District School Board is now working with aboriginal students (First Nation, Metis and Inuit) in Brantford classrooms to help build their knowledge, increase their confidence and, ultimately, boost their achievement."