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I am Aboriginal

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I am Aboriginal First Nations Metis Inuit I am Aboriginal The First Nation Creation Story The Inuit Creation Story Raven made the world and the waters with beats of his wings.

He had the powers of both a man and bird, and could change from one to the other simply by pulling his bead above his head as one lifts up a mask.

His earth was dark and silent. He had created water and mountains, and had filled the land with growing pea-pod plants.

After five days, one of the pea-pods burst open; out popped a fully-grown man, the first to walk on Raven’s new earth.

At first the man was dizzy and confused. He drank from a pool of water at his feet, which made him feel a little better.

Raven had been soaring above his earth when he caught sight of the movement below.

For a long time Raven and the man stared at each other without saying a word.

Finally Raven spoke:

“Who are you and where did you come from?”

“I was born from that pea-pod” replied the man, pointing to the plant.

Raven was astonished. He had made the pea plant himself without any idea that something like this would happen. However, he was pleased that his earth would now have inhabitants.

“Have you eaten?” asked Raven.

“I have had a drink of water…” replied the man.

“Wait here for me,” said Raven, who lowered his beak and took the form of a bird. With a flurry of dark feathers, he flew off into the night sky.

The man waited for Raven for four days.

Raven returned carrying two raspberries and two heathberries.

“These are for you. They shall grow all over the earth to feed you.”

Man devoured the berries in one gulp; Raven realized that berries alone wouldn’t be enough to feed his hungry creation.

Raven then began working clay to form two fat mountain sheep. When he waved his black wings over them, the sheep sprang into life and bounded into the hills.

He made more and more sheep. Man looked at them so hungrily that Raven carefully placed them far up in the mountains so that Man wouldn’t eat all of them at once.

Raven went on making fish, birds and other animals, and waved his wings over each one to bring it to life.

Each one he put someplace out of Man’s reach so that he wouldn’t kill them all – the fish in the rivers and the birds in the air. Already Raven could see other men growing in pea-pods, and they were soon going to emerge hungry too.

Raven created a huge bear from the same clay, to make sure Man had something to fear.

After a few days, Raven noticed that Man was lonely.

Raven went off to a quiet corner of the earth where Man couldn’t see what he was doing.

He started building a figure out of clay. It looked like Man but was smaller and softer. Raven brushed his wings over the new figure, and the lovely being sat up and looked at Man.

“This is Woman, your helper and companion,” said Raven.

Man was very pleased. Together they filled the earth with their children and before long Raven’s earth filled with the sound of many voices, and overflowing with many forms of life. Stereo Types Live in Igloo's Hunt whales as a sole source of food All the men are named "Nanook" Stereotypes The Métis are one of the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who trace their descent to mixed First Nations and European heritage. The term was historically a catch-all describing the offspring of any such union, but within generations the culture syncretised into what is today a distinct aboriginal group, with formal recognition equal to that of the Inuit and First Nations. As a result of being descents of First Nations and
European people, the Métis were raised with both the First nations creation story, and the Roman Catholic/Protestant creation story. I Am First Nations I am First Nations I am Métis I am Métis I am First Nations I am First Nations I am Métis Some Famous Metis people Francis Pegahmagabow One of Canada's Most Decorated Soldiers Regarded as the Best Sniper of World War 1 Some Famous First Nations People Ethel Blondin-Andrew First Aboriginal Woman to be elected into Parliament Thomas George "Tommy" Prince One of Canada's most decorated Soldiers, who served in World War 2 and the Korean War Lorne Cardinal Canadian Actor, portray's "Davis Quinton" on Corner Gas First Nations History Today There are 3,435 First nations people living in peel today, with over 158,000 First nations people living in Ontario, and over 698,000 First nations people across Canada Our culture is strong and celebrated, with many institutions such as Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN), holding weekly groups, meetings, and events to celebrate our heritage Shania Twain 1 of only 2 Canadian Artists to recieve the Double Diamond Award Inuit We are First Nations I am First Nations We Are First Nations I am First Nations Lead: Hey Quondo day
Group: Ah hey ya quondo day
Hey quondo day
Ah hey ya yongyoway
Yongyoway ah hey ya hey ya yongyoway Wen day ya ho
Wen day ya ho
Wen day ya
Wen Day ya
Ho ho ho ho hey ya ho hey ya ho
Ya ya ya Travelling Song

Lead Way hey ya, hey ya, hey yo oh oh
Group Way hey ya, hey ya, hey yo oh oh
Way hey ya, hey ya hey yo
Way hey ya, hey ya hey yo The Medicine Wheel Yellow

Race: The Yellow People
Direction: East
Season: Spring
Sacred Medicine: Tabacco
Stage of Life: Childhood
Fulfills: Physical Needs Red

Race: The Red People
Direction: South
Season: Summer
Sacred Medicine: Cedar
Stage of Life: Youth
Fulfills: Mental Needs Black

Race: The Black People
Direction: West
Season: Autumn
Sacred Medicine: Sage
Stage of Life: Adulthood
Fulfills: Emotional Needs White

Race: The White People
Direction: North
Season: Winter
Sacred Medicine: Sweetgrass
Stage of Life: Elder
Fulfills: Spiritual Needs The Residential Schools The residential school system was set in place in 1920, forcing all First Nations children between 7 and 15 years of age to be taken from their parents and lodged in schoolhouses This meant that every First Nations child lost their homes, their parents, their belongings, and their way of life, as they were brought to school to learn the ways of the Europeans.

This also meant every First Nations father and mother lost their children. The children were forbidden from speaking their native language, and those that were caught, were severely punished.

They were having their heritage and their culture stripped away from them, by will or by force. Dark Days The Reserves With more and more settlers calling Canada home, land became scarce. The Canadian government began to capitalize on the land the First Nations had lived on, and had begun to move the first nations people from their land onto Reserves, which were very small, and hardly liveable. Some reserves in Canada, even to this day, are in conditions that fall under the same classification as "Third World Countries" Running water, heat, electricity, indoor plumbing; are often not found on reserves.

The reserves are remote and often don't have any form of school for a great distance. As a result, many First Nations people lack the same education found off-reserves. Famous Inuit People The Metis Any First Nations person can track anyone/anything Jordin Tootoo NHL Hockey Player Mary Spencer Olympic Boxer Paul Okalik Premier of Nunavut Leona Aglukkaq Minister of Health The Infinity symbol in their flag represents the joining of two distinct and vibrant cultures, the Europeans and the First nations, to produce a distinctive new culture. Louis Riel Founder of Manitoba Wade Redden NHL Hockey Player Rene Borque NHL Hockey Player We are First Nations The Seven Grandfather Teachings Wisdom To cherish knowledge is to know Wisdom. Wisdom is given by the Creator to be used for the good of the people. Respect To honor all creation is to have Respect. All of creation should be treated with respect. You must give respect if you wish to be respected. Love To know Love is to know peace. Love must be unconditional. When people are weak they need love the most. Bravery Bravery is to face the foe with integrity. To do what is right even when the consequences are unpleasant. Truth Truth is to know all of these things. Speak the truth. Do not deceive yourself or others. Honesty Honesty in facing a situation is to be brave. Always be honest in word and action. Be honest first with yourself, and you will more easily be able to be honest with others. Humility Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of Creation. You are equal to others, but you are not better. Boosho
Ahneen Say your name: Nin-dizhinikaaz

Say your clan: Nindoodem

Where do you live: Anduyaun Cleansing Ceremony Completed prior to an event, gathering or at a school presentation such as this one.
Let's smudge:
Four sacred medicines:
Sage, sweetgrass, cedar and tobacco.
Today were going to do a purification ceremony with sage which we grow for these purposes.
It will not hurt you and is considered our sacred medicine. Smudging means that we come together with one mind and one heart. We clean our personal space so that we can allow for positive energy to come in. Do You Know What Aboriginal Means? wha cha ta do we ah do we ah do we ah
wha cha ta do we ah do we ah hey
wha cha ta do we ah do we ah do we ah
wha cha ta do we ah do we ah hey
wha cha ta nay ah hey ya hey ya
wha cha ta nay ah hey ya hey
wha cha ta nay ah hey ya hey ya
wha cha ta nay ah hey ya hey The Water Song Cherokee Morning Song Hey Quondo Day Song Wild Flower Hey yaw
Hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw
Hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw hey yaw hey

Yaaw hey yaw hey yaw hey yaw hey (repeat again n 4th round)

Yaaw hey yaw hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw hey yaw hey
Hey yaw hey yaw hey Who are Indigenous people? "Indigenous poeples are the decendants of those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived in their lands. The new arrivals became dominant through conquest, occupation, settlement or other means. According to the United Nations Permanent Fourum on Indigenous Issues, there are more than 370 million Indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide".

-Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2009 Treaty A Historic agreement entered into by a group of Indigenous poeples and the british or Canadian government. May also be made with a provinical government. The Indian Act -Enacted in 1876 by the Parliment of Canada
-Provides Canada's federal goverment exclusive authority to legislate in relation to "Indians and lands reserved for Indians"
-The Act defines who is an "Indian" and contains certain legal rights and legal disabilities for registered Indians. The rights exclusive to Indians in the Indian Act are beyond legal challenge under the Canadian Charter of Rights ad Freedoms. All Natives live in Tipis Aboriginals get everything free/Do not pay taxes The Apology
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