My friend, Alfred Cyr, told me that the elders told him, "If you don't know how to pray, walk. Then you'll learn how to pray."
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
We Stand Together Fact #7
choosing to stand together! Here is Daily Fact #7:
400,000 people in Canada identify as Métis.
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this fact to
educate others, then join the discussion on Facebook or on Twitter (@FreeTheChildren and @MAboriginalEdu) using #westandtogether. At the end of the
campaign, create your own Daily Fact and share it with Free The Children and
are also issues backgrounders, lesson plans and other great resources on the We
Stand Together Resources webpage!
vignette was filmed with the Métis Fiddler Quartet in Ontario. Fiddle music is
an important part of Métis culture and tradition. The Métis Fiddler Quartet
performs and teaches traditional music while educating about Métis
Métis Fiddler Quartet views music as a way to tell a story and more importantly,
as a connection to their traditions and history. Why is it important to pass on
stories and traditions? What are different ways that cultures use to pass on
their traditions and stories? 2.
What do you think Alyssa means when she says “an out-of-book perspective?” How
would this be different from an Indigenous perspective, and why do you think
Alyssa values the Indigenous perspective more than the out-of-book
perspective? 3. In
the video, Conlin says, “When we start to close off doors because we think we
don’t like something, but we’ve never given it a chance, we lose something.” Do
you agree or disagree? Why? 4. How
could keeping an open mind and learning about various cultures and identities
affect our current world? 5.
What are ways that you can “step into the circle,” as Conlin says, to find ways
of bringing non-Aboriginal Canadians together with Aboriginal