June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month is a time for all Canadians – Indigenous, non-Indigenous, and newcomers – to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people.

Each week in June, students will have the opportunity to complete a weekly National Indigenous History Month - Passport to Learning for a chance to win prizes! Send completed passports to cfigliomeni@sncdsb.on.ca by Thursday, June 25 at 2 pm.

 

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Click here to download printable Week 4 National Indigenous History Month Passport to Learning pdf.

During the month of June Teachers, parents and students are invited to participate in the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Education Days.

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Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Virtual Edition

Tuesday, June 2

11:00 am - 11:45 am.

Inuit Game with Aalla Metcalfe, Suitable for all grades. Aalla will demonstrate and encourage students to participate at home - get your physical activity in a unique way and learn about Inuit culture and traditions.
Inuit Games Education Day with Aalla Metcalfe
Click here to Register.

Thursday, June 4

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Indigenous Authors Readings with Phyllis Webstad - Orange Shirt Day book

Open to all grades, but she will be speaking to the grades 5-8. This program will be live-streamed on a secure platform (and not available on the website). Details will be forwarded to teachers who register.

The Orange Shirt Day Education Day with Phyllis Webstand

Visit summersolsticefestivals.ca to register.

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hip Hop with Angela

Topic of the Day: Intro to Powwow - Basic Steps

Tuesday, June 9

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Cultural Showcase with Metis Jigging, Inuit Throat Singing, and a Pow Wow Dance Demo. Students are encouraged to try each at home. Suitable for all grades.

Cultural showcase / Metis Cultural Dance Teachings

Register under Education Days https://summersolsticefestivals.ca/

1:00 pm

Discover the Seven Sacred Teachings With Best Selling Author David Bouchard

David Bouchard will be presenting his new book. Visit https://medicinewheel.education/pages/june-9th to watch live at 1:00 pm.

Thursday, June 11

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm.

Natural Art Project with Emily Hoefler-Brascoupé. Suitable for all grades. Students will make beautiful art from natural materials such as leaves, twigs, grass, flowers, pebbles, and other objects from nature. A list of possible materials will be sent in advance.

Natural Art Project

Click Here to Register under Summer Solstice Education Days

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hip Hop with Angela. Topic of the Day: PowWow Footwork Level 2 (with routine)

Tuesday, June 16

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Make your own rattle with David Finkle & Feel the Heartbeat Stomp with the Aboriginal Experiences team. Suitable for all ages. Students will make a rattle at home using commonly found materials which can then be used to participate in the Feel the Heartbeat Stomp Dance and Rattle workshop where students will participate at home.
Rattle and stomp education day
Click Here to Register under Summer Solstice Education Days

June 18

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Indigenous Authors Readings with Monique Gray Smith -My Heart Fills With Happiness & We Are Kind. Suitable for grades K-4

Education Day

Click Here to Register under Summer Solstice Education Days

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hip Hop with Angela. The topic of the Day: Powwow Footwork Level 2 with the Crow Hop.

June 21st

National Indigenous Peoples Day


June 25, 2020

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hip Hop with Angela. The topic of the Day: Powwow/ Hip Hop Mashup Routine to Boogey the Beat’s “Crow Hop”

"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."

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