National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21st marks National Indigenous Peoples day which is one small day throughout our year that is meant to recognize the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Indigenous peoples of Canada.
In the act of reconciliation, many events these days offer a land acknowledgement. This is widely stated in schools on an ongoing basis in our school district and our learning and unlearning is meant to be weaved into as many areas of our curriculum as possible. However, because these acknowledgements become just second nature to your school aged children, it doesn’t mean it is second nature for you - nor does it mean they are actively participating in acknowledgement. So what’s one way you can support yourself and your little babe to better understand the histories of folx who cultivated and lived on this land long before any of us? BOOKS!
We love the mix of stories in our list. From Non-fiction anthologies of change makers to stories mixed with origin languages, there are so many ways to learn and unlearn alongside your little babes. The best part, is picture books make learning accessible to a variety of ages. From day one introducing texts outside of "the traditional" picture books opens up your little babes world.
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Moms, Teachers and Picture Book Enthusiasts sharing what we can to make reading fun and enjoyable for you