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The We Dance


Show the world it’s cool to care. Learn the We Day dance and join thousands of people across North America who feel the passion and energy of the movement.

It’s easy, it’s edgy and it’s a perfect way to channel your world-changing energy. Share your best moves at We Day, or use the dance at your fundraising and awareness events.

From flash mobs to group performances, the We Day dance is a perfect way to generate interest in your cause in a fun, unexpected way.

Be a part of the movement. Learn the We Day dance…http://www.weday.com/event/dance

 

 

 

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Animal School


A eye-opening reflection on how we view children and how we teach children in our current education system…we could learn a lot from Animals!

 

Canadian Indian Residential Schools


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Interim Report

Bisbicis Law Office

Indian Residential School Claims


Attending Indian Residential Schools was mandatory for many Aboriginals and over 150,000 Aboriginal children were separated from their families and communities because of Canada’s policies. Canada and various churches operated Residential Schools across the country for over a century. Approximately 80,000 former students survive today.

If you are a survivor you may be entitled to compensation.

Web Searches & Other Resources:

IRS Search Results

Alberta: Indian Residential Schools – List of Schools

Alberta Trek marks Aboriginal Day of Healing – Blue Quills Completed their 4th Annual Day of Healing May 26, 2008

Blue Quills Indian Residential School: Commemorative Book

Blue Quills First Nations College: ACIMOWIN

Canadian Residential School – Great for Education class & contradicts BILL 94

CDC Online Search

Eric J Large (Saddle Lake Cree Nation) Interview

Hidden From History

Remembering The Children

Residential Schools: Expecting more than ‘sorry’ – Interview of Shannon Houle and her mother, Alma Marten (Janvier/Houle) by Edmonton Journal on June 8, 2008

Statement of Apology: Steven Harper made June 11, 2008 in the Canadian House of Commons

Vancouver Sun: Hope for a New Era

Where Are The Children?

Where Are The Children?: Projector < Must Watch

 

Digital Technology helps save Language


Digital technologies are the new life-savers for languages on the verge of extinction, linguists said Friday as they announced eight new dictionaries at a major science conference in Vancouver.
“We’re turning the digital divide into a digital opportunity,” said David Harrison, a National Geographic Fellow at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia.
More than half of some 7,000 languages alive today were considered on the verge of extinction within a century, “threatened by cultural changes, ethnic shame, government repression and other factors,” the scientists said in a paper.
But use of technologies, even by peoples without written languages, “is a heartening trend,” said Harrison. “Language extinction is not an inevitability.”…click here to read more

 

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Recommended Read: How to Keep Your Language Alive


How to Keep Your Language Alive: A Commonsense Approach to One-On-One Language Learning (Paperback)
Leanne Hinton

New speakers for endangered languages

Amid worldwide accounts of dying languages, author Leanne Hinton and a group of dedicated language activists are doing something about it: they have created a master-apprentice language program, a one-on-one approach that has been remarkably successful in ensuring new speakers will take the place of those, often elderly, who are fluent in an endangered language.

How to Keep Your Language Alive is a manual for students of all languages, from Yurok to Yiddish, Washoe to Welsh; complete with exercises that can–can and should–be done in the most ordinary of settings, written with great simplicity and directness by a member of the linguistics faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/Keep-Your-Language-Alive-One/dp/1890771422

 

 

Kid’s Book Review: Wishes and Worries


Here’s a book recommended by an Elder and Educator from my home community of Saddle Lake Cree Nation. This is an excellent resource.  Sometimes these are hard issues to address but necessary.  If anything, let’s a child know they are not alone.

Wishes and Worries

Wishes and Worries. Coping With a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol
Tundra Books
age 5-8
Written by Centre For Addiction And Mental Health, Illustrated by Lars Rudebjer
32 pages

Synopsis from Tundra Books:

Children of parents who drink too much alcohol are affected in many ways. They may experience anger, fear, confusion, and guilt. This reassuring book, written by professionals, offers information in the form of a story about one family’s struggle. When Dad’s drinking ruins a birthday party, everyone wishes that he would just stop. If only wishing could fix the problem… (click book review link below to read more)

Book Review: http://www.everythingmom.com/kids-books/kids-book-review-wishes-and-worries.html

Buy at Amazon:http://tinyurl.com/74mxbt3

 

Tim Wise – The Pathology of White Privilege


Tim Wise – The Pathology of White Privilege
Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color but to white people as well.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=3812249801848706206&hl=en&fs=true

 
 
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