March 19, 2022
Many thanks to Indigenous Educator Dave Skene from the White Owl Sugar Bush for giving us a tour of the land and traditions of maple syrup making. For showing our group how to care for and protect the land.
We thank you for teaching us to acknowledge that the Sugar Bush is a living, breathing member of our community and deserves our respect and attention for the gifts of sap and syrup it yields.
Despite the mud and chilly weather, the sometimes rain, and the unfortunate fact that the sap wasn't running due to the above zero, overnight temperature...I think our very first event of the Feather & Cross group was a success.
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Event will be held rain or shine so bring suitable apparel for the weather. Water bottles, insect repellent and sun hats are suggested.
Intergenerational and family friendly. Children are welcomed participants.
Land-Based Learning at Blair Indigenous Food & Medicine Garden
June 18, 2022
10am to 12noon
Come join Indigenous Land-based Educator Dave Skene and Outdoor Educator Nathan Mantey on a journey through the garden, forest, field, and wetland at Blair Outdoor Education Centre. Participants will be invited to explore their own relationship with the Land and develop an understanding of the values of respect & reciprocity within an Indigenous framework. This event includes opportunities for hands-on learning in the Blair Indigenous food & medicine garden as well as an indigenous plant walk.
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day!
There's still so much to do.
- Read a children's book | Ex: The Sharing Circle by Theresa "Corky" Larsen-Jonassen
- Adults 15+ | Pick up a DiscoveREAD surprise bag from the KPL | Highlights works by Indigenous authors, creators, actors, etc. | discoveread @ Kpl.org
- Participate in Cultural Learning
- Be an ally
- Reflect on Truth and Reconciliation
- Take time to understand
- Be grateful