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Legacy Schools: June is National Indigenous History Month
May 25, 2023
National Indigenous History Month is just around the corner, and DWF has everything you’ll need to celebrate Indigenous knowledge and culture with your students all month long! Read on to hear about educational worksheets you can use in your classrooms and groups, a special live event to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, and more!
June is National Indigenous History Month
For National Indigenous History Month, DWF is celebrating Indigenous Excellence: Past, Present, and Future. Join us on Instagram and Facebook and learn about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis changemakers. On Tuesdays, head to our Instagram stories to participate in #IndigenousTriviaTuesday! Celebrate Indigenous History Month in your classrooms or with your youth groups with DWF’s educational worksheets.
Educational Worksheets for Indigenous History Month
Paddling on Both Sides by Buffy Sainte-Marie and Blake Angeconeb
Buffy Sainte-Marie shares the importance of learning about not only the sad parts of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples but also about all the incredible contributions Indigenous peoples have made to society. The video is beautifully illustrated by Blake Angeconeb and animated by Secret Path animator, Justin Stephenson.
Becky Han DWF LIVE
Becky shares music, her story about a bee, and the Inuktitut language with us in this fun and engaging DWF LIVE.
Candace Linklater DWF LIVE
Candace and Sabrina talk about International Women’s Day. Candace speaks about accidentally becoming an influencer and what that meant for her social media platform, Relentless Indigenous Woman.
Classic Roots DWF LIVE
DJ Classic Roots shares original music and experiences with viewers.
Fawn Wood DWF LIVE
Fawn and Joel discuss the National Day for Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLBGTQIA+ individuals.
Julian Taylor DWF LIVE
Julian performs several songs and talks about his experiences as an Afro-Indigenous artist. He shares a teaching about the creation of the world, and all forms of life and speaks about how to turn pain into something beautiful through song.
Help Improve the Legacy Schools Program
Josh R won DWF Swag and Danica H won a pack of the OG Bannock from Bangin’ Bannock from our previous Refer-A-Colleague Contest!
We want to hear from you! Your feedback is valuable and will help us continue to refine our programs. Fill out this 5-minute survey and you could win a DWF prize pack and a $25 gift card to an Indigenous business!
Have more feedback to share? At the end of the survey, enroll for an interview. Interviewees will receive a $25 gift card from an Indigenous business!
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Update your Address
In order to ensure you get your new Legacy Schools materials in the fall, please take a moment to update your contact information. Many of you will be moving schools, or changing clubs, so please let us know where to find you so you can keep up the great work!
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Tune in to DWF’s Live National Indigenous Peoples Day Event
On June 22, DWF will be airing a special live presentation from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Join us as we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with the Downie and Wenjack familes, Classic Roots, and more!
The in-person event is now full, but there’s lots of room to watch online!
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WINNERS of the Artist Ambassador Contest
Students at Olympic Heights School are excited about their Artist Ambassador visit!
These Legacy Schools educators and club leaders have won an Artist Ambassador visit!
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Saint Mary’s Elementary School – Andrea C.
Delburne Centralized School – Sydney B.
Cardinal Leger Secondary School – Michele M.
Sacred Heart Community School – Lindsay M.
Bomgiizhik – Storytelling
Central Peel Secondary School – Lori R.
Casandra Woolever – Capote Workshop
Soaring Eagles Secondary School – St.Kateri Tekakwitha Centre – Kelsey H.
Classic Roots – Music
St. Pius X Elementary School – Michelle B.
Ecole St. Patrick’s High School – Jacqueline S.
Ecole Vision Sherbrooke Elementary – Sophie B.
Cody Houle – Painting Workshop
Heydon Park Secondary School – Melina A.
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School – Charmaine B.
St. James Collegiate – Tara T.
Helen Kalvak Elihakvik – Zahra B.
Marissa Groulx – Beading Workshop
Grand Rapids School – Charlotte C.
Leary’s Brook Jr. High – Joy S.
Glendale Secondary School – Victoria A.
Peatr Thomas – Painting Workshop
Olympic Heights School – Adam E.
Wagner Elementary School – Marie F.
Mihtatakaw School – Driftpile Cree Nation – Kevin B.
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