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Treaty 7 - day 5 land acknowledgement

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Acknowledging the land helps us remember that this was and is Indigenous land, and people's homes.

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 5

​Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity</h3> <p>Trivia question: Michif is the traditional language of the Metis peoples in the Canadian _____. It is a mainly a mixture of Cree and French.</p> <p>a) Prairies<br /> b) Mountains<br /> c) Lakes</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>Exploring the Blackfoot Language</h3> <p>Have your child practice saying the greetings below with your family.</p> <ul> <li>Good Morning – ah siks ka no to ni</li> <li>Nice Day – ii ta mi ksi tsi ko</li> <li>It's snowing – oo poo ta</li> </ul> <p>Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes Song</p> <p>Learn how to say different body parts in Blackfoot.</p> <ul> <li>Head – moo ta kaan</li> <li>Shoulder – ottsiki</li> <li>Knee – moot to ksis</li> <li>Toe – mookitsis</li> <li>Eye – mo waaps pa</li> <li>Ear- moh to kis</li> <li>Mouth – moo yi</li> <li>Nose – mooh ksi sis</li> </ul> <p>Now use the same melody from the song: Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes to practice the Blackfoot words:</p> <p>Moo ta kaan and ottsiki, moot to ksis and mookitsis<br /> Moot to ksis and mookitsis, Moot to ksis and mookitsis,<br /> Moo ta kaan and ottsiki, moot to ksis, mookitsis<br /> Mo waaps pa, moh to kis, moo yi, mooh ksi sis.</p> <p>For more information on the Blackfoot language and help on pronouncing the words, <a href="http://www.blackfootcrossing.ca/language.html" target="_blank">visit the Blackfoot Crossing website</a> and the <a href="https://dictionary.blackfoot.atlas-ling.ca/#/results" target="_blank">Blackfoot online dictionary</a>.</p> <h3>Giving Thanks Nature Walk</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Birdseeds, sunflower seeds or peanuts</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/22MIvMDRasw">Watch the Giving Thanks Nature walk video</a></p> <p>Traditionally, Indigenous people in Southern Alberta have strong knowledge about the land and are respectful of the gifts that it gives.</p> <p>Have your child go to their favourite places to play outside and practice giving thanks to nature. Ask them to plant seeds at those places. It could be a favourite rock they like to jump off or a favourite tree. Walk around to your favourite spots and give thanks to all of the magic of nature.</p> <h3>Let's Dance!</h3> <p>Powwows are celebrations that highlight Indigenous music, dances, regalia, food and crafts. Many Indigenous groups in Southern Alberta and across Canada have powwows. Every year, the Calgary Stampede hosts a Powwow celebrating the singing, drumming and dancing of Indigenous culture. <a href="https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=calgary+stampede+powwow+video&amp;&amp;view=detail&amp;mid=753F3DD6D4C76BA3FEDC753F3DD6D4C76BA3FEDC&amp;&amp;FORM=VDRVRV" target="_blank">Watch this video of a jingle dress dance</a> to see what it’s like.</p> <p>The songs below are by Indigenous music artists. Listen to three or more of these songs and dance freely. While you’re dancing, think about moving like the animals that traditionally lived on this land like bison, deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, owls, goose, bear and wolves.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaCx-hoKph8" target="_blank"></a>A Tribe Called Red - Electric Powwow, Good To Go, Native Puppy Love</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXPEMyI1wps" target="_blank">Big River Cree</a> - Women's Fancy, Grass Dance</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVsXiUZQteg" target="_blank">Elisapie</a> – Qannuiquma</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny6TYNRwfjM" target="_blank">DJ Shub</a> - Big Crow, Smoke Dance</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQSifTqPhLA" target="_blank">Cris Derksen</a> - Pow.wow.wow</li> </ul> <h3>Review Questions</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>How does it feel to express yourself by dancing?</li> <li>Why do you showing gratitude and giving thanks to nature is important?</li> <li>What other things can you do to show appreciation to nature?</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: Prairies</p> ​​​

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity

    Trivia question: Michif is the traditional language of the Metis peoples in the Canadian _____. It is a mainly a mixture of Cree and French.

    a) Prairies
    b) Mountains
    c) Lakes

    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.

    Exploring the Blackfoot Language

    Have your child practice saying the greetings below with your family.

    • Good Morning – ah siks ka no to ni
    • Nice Day – ii ta mi ksi tsi ko
    • It's snowing – oo poo ta

    Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes Song

    Learn how to say different body parts in Blackfoot.

    • Head – moo ta kaan
    • Shoulder – ottsiki
    • Knee – moot to ksis
    • Toe – mookitsis
    • Eye – mo waaps pa
    • Ear- moh to kis
    • Mouth – moo yi
    • Nose – mooh ksi sis

    Now use the same melody from the song: Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes to practice the Blackfoot words:

    Moo ta kaan and ottsiki, moot to ksis and mookitsis
    Moot to ksis and mookitsis, Moot to ksis and mookitsis,
    Moo ta kaan and ottsiki, moot to ksis, mookitsis
    Mo waaps pa, moh to kis, moo yi, mooh ksi sis.

    For more information on the Blackfoot language and help on pronouncing the words, visit the Blackfoot Crossing website and the Blackfoot online dictionary.

    Giving Thanks Nature Walk

    Supplies:

    • Birdseeds, sunflower seeds or peanuts

    Watch the Giving Thanks Nature walk video

    Traditionally, Indigenous people in Southern Alberta have strong knowledge about the land and are respectful of the gifts that it gives.

    Have your child go to their favourite places to play outside and practice giving thanks to nature. Ask them to plant seeds at those places. It could be a favourite rock they like to jump off or a favourite tree. Walk around to your favourite spots and give thanks to all of the magic of nature.

    Let's Dance!

    Powwows are celebrations that highlight Indigenous music, dances, regalia, food and crafts. Many Indigenous groups in Southern Alberta and across Canada have powwows. Every year, the Calgary Stampede hosts a Powwow celebrating the singing, drumming and dancing of Indigenous culture. Watch this video of a jingle dress dance to see what it’s like.

    The songs below are by Indigenous music artists. Listen to three or more of these songs and dance freely. While you’re dancing, think about moving like the animals that traditionally lived on this land like bison, deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, owls, goose, bear and wolves.

    Review Questions

    Ask your child:

    • How does it feel to express yourself by dancing?
    • Why do you showing gratitude and giving thanks to nature is important?
    • What other things can you do to show appreciation to nature?

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: Prairies

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  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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