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Treaty 7 - day 1 the treaty nations

Treaty 7 is one of the numbered treaties made between the Government of Canada and the Plains First Nations.

These activities can be done alone, but work best with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Week 5 - Day 1

Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity</h3> <p>Trivia question: What was central to survival for any Indigenous persons living off the land?</p> <p>a) Being able to make a fire<br /> b) Being mobile to follow their food source<br /> c) Being close to water<br /> d) All of the above</p> <p>Mindfulness Activity:</p> <ul> <li>Imagine that your pointer finger is a candle.</li> <li>Hold up your candle, take a deep breath in, then blow out the candle on your finger for as long as you can.</li> <li>Notice how your breath fills up your belly when you breathe in.</li> </ul> <h3>Campfire Snacks</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Pretzels</li> <li>Grapes (cut in half)</li> <li>Cheese</li> <li>Any favourite snacks</li> </ul> <p>Indigenous people traditionally use fire for all kinds of things. It could be to cook, to stay warm, to dry meats or for ceremonies.</p> <p>Help your child build a pretend campfire out of snacks.</p> <ul> <li>Which snacks would help ignite the fire?</li> <li>Which snacks are the main wood source?</li> <li>How will you protect your fire from spreading to the rest of your camp?</li> <li>What types of things do you like to do at a campfire?</li> </ul> <h3>Seven Sacred Teachings</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Sidewalk chalk</li> </ul> <p>The Seven Sacred Teachings, or &quot;Seven Grandfathers&quot;, is a set of teachings about how to behave and treat one another and the world around us. In the Seven Sacred Teachings, the Eagle represents love.</p> <p>Have your child use sidewalk chalk to draw an eagle and something that represents love to them. Share it with your family.</p> <h3>Elder Photo Wall</h3> <p>Elders in First Nations communities are greatly respected for their wisdom and life experience. Elders can help others deal with their problems in life. They bridge ancient traditions and beliefs of First Nations and the influences of today. Elders have many roles. They are teachers, philosophers, historians, healers, judges and counselors.</p> <p>Have your child think about the people in their life.</p> <ul> <li>Collect photographs of people you think of as your elders. They don’t have to be old. They can be people who you respect for their wisdom and life experience. You can use pictures of grandparents and elders as children, young adults or as older people. If you can’t find photographs, draw pictures.</li> <li>Choose a place in your home to post the pictures. You can also post things that symbolize this person to you. For example, if the person plays card games with you, you can put a playing card next to their picture.</li> <li>Write a few sentences about each elder you have chosen. Post the descriptions below the pictures.</li> </ul> <p>Source <a href="https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/DAM/DAM-INTER-HQ/STAGING/texte-text/ach_lr_ks_clsrs_learningcircle_lc811_1316538072761_eng.pdf">https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/DAM/DAM-INTER-HQ/STAGING/texte-text/ach_lr_ks_clsrs_learningcircle_lc811_1316538072761_eng.pdf</a></p> <h3>Review Questions</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>How does it feel when you think about your Elders?</li> <li>Why do you think Elders are important?</li> <li>What is something you can do to show your own Elders that you appreciate them?</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: d) all of the above​​</p>

  • Grades K-3
  • Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity

    Trivia question: What was central to survival for any Indigenous persons living off the land?

    a) Being able to make a fire
    b) Being mobile to follow their food source
    c) Being close to water
    d) All of the above

    Mindfulness Activity:

    • Imagine that your pointer finger is a candle.
    • Hold up your candle, take a deep breath in, then blow out the candle on your finger for as long as you can.
    • Notice how your breath fills up your belly when you breathe in.

    Campfire Snacks

    Supplies:

    • Pretzels
    • Grapes (cut in half)
    • Cheese
    • Any favourite snacks

    Indigenous people traditionally use fire for all kinds of things. It could be to cook, to stay warm, to dry meats or for ceremonies.

    Help your child build a pretend campfire out of snacks.

    • Which snacks would help ignite the fire?
    • Which snacks are the main wood source?
    • How will you protect your fire from spreading to the rest of your camp?
    • What types of things do you like to do at a campfire?

    Seven Sacred Teachings

    Supplies:

    • Sidewalk chalk

    The Seven Sacred Teachings, or "Seven Grandfathers", is a set of teachings about how to behave and treat one another and the world around us. In the Seven Sacred Teachings, the Eagle represents love.

    Have your child use sidewalk chalk to draw an eagle and something that represents love to them. Share it with your family.

    Elder Photo Wall

    Elders in First Nations communities are greatly respected for their wisdom and life experience. Elders can help others deal with their problems in life. They bridge ancient traditions and beliefs of First Nations and the influences of today. Elders have many roles. They are teachers, philosophers, historians, healers, judges and counselors.

    Have your child think about the people in their life.

    • Collect photographs of people you think of as your elders. They don’t have to be old. They can be people who you respect for their wisdom and life experience. You can use pictures of grandparents and elders as children, young adults or as older people. If you can’t find photographs, draw pictures.
    • Choose a place in your home to post the pictures. You can also post things that symbolize this person to you. For example, if the person plays card games with you, you can put a playing card next to their picture.
    • Write a few sentences about each elder you have chosen. Post the descriptions below the pictures.

    Source https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/DAM/DAM-INTER-HQ/STAGING/texte-text/ach_lr_ks_clsrs_learningcircle_lc811_1316538072761_eng.pdf

    Review Questions

    Ask your child:

    • How does it feel when you think about your Elders?
    • Why do you think Elders are important?
    • What is something you can do to show your own Elders that you appreciate them?

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: d) all of the above​​

  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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