June is an important month as we celebrate Indigenous History and Culture. Here are three impactful ways you can get involved:
- Immerse Yourself: Experience the rich traditions and heritage of Indigenous communities by visiting them on June 21 or attending a PowWow. They warmly welcome visitors, ready to share their culture, history, and delicious food.
- Expand Your Knowledge: Dive into the works of Indigenous authors and gain a deeper understanding of their experiences. Books like ‘Seven Fallen Feathers’ by Tanya Talaga or ‘Becoming Kin’ by Patty Kramec offer powerful insights and perspectives.
- Connect with Friendship Centers: Discover your local ‘Friendship Center’ and engage directly with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities. Learn firsthand about their traditions, challenges, and triumphs.
Proverbs 24:32 reminds us of the importance of observing and learning from what we see, encouraging us to embrace these opportunities for growth.
Birch Narrows/Turnor Lake in northern SK preserves culture, language, and traditional foods. Their youth camp teaches hunting, fishing, and hide usage.
Check out Rebecca Sylvestre teaching the youth how to cut moose for jerky!
Stay tuned this summer from June 23-30th as Cheryl Weber and I bring you captivating stories from our visit to Rebecca and her community in northern SK. We will share their remarkable efforts in preserving their way of life.
Bev and Cheryl in the studio filming for today’s episode!
We deeply appreciate your prayers and support for First Peoples Voices. Watch the special segment on Canada’s Indigenous culture on 100 Huntley Street today.
Let’s come together to honor and celebrate the rich heritage of Indigenous peoples throughout Indigenous History Month.