James Vukelich , speaking about Geezhis, the Sun. And the many different ways which the Sun captures and varying descriptions. He describes in the beginning. Speaks about self care and healing. Speaking also on his travels to the Treaty Three territory.
When I was learning about Language as a teenager it was organized in our community and was just as animated, and rich. I love learning language in this way. This truly captures how relational learning is within our communities, as there are so many language teachers out there, teaching in their own unique ways which is amazing. Glad to see James take his work online, makes this meaningful and engaging and accessible. Stories.. sharing.. details.. oral histories. Knowledge being embedded in the names, as he speaks about.
I attended this high school, so its incredibly great to see this addition to their program. Way to go!!!
“I think one of my main goals is to get these kids as much certifications and knowledge as they can, to those sort of outdoor industries. If they take advantage of that, awesome, and if they don’t take advantage of it, it doesn’t hurt anyone to have their chainsaw awareness living up here in Northern Ontario.”
I’d like to add in, learning outdoors and on the Land is also about a feeling, a place, of connecting. Being immersed into the spaces for all that they teach us. Being intuitive on the Land. Writing poetry even, singing, connecting can take place in so many ways.
See this Forbes article which features Celinne Da Costa is an international life design and story coach story on how she used Instagram to grow her business.
Da Costa writes:
I started to take my Instagram account seriously in the beginning of 2016, after I realized that people were making money from it. I developed a content strategy and began carefully curating my content, trading in the selfies and oversimplified emoji captions for highly visual and professional images that involved travel, lifestyle, and design, as well as captions that focused on storytelling. Visual cohesion and a compelling tone of voice are extremely important when it comes to creating a successful Instagram account.
I built my personal brand by positioning myself as a marketing and brand strategist, photographer, and graphic designer. As my Instagram grew, I began to get inquiries via email and Direct Message from companies who found me through the platform or my blog and were interested in my work. Clients also found me through my use of hashtags, geotags, user recommendations, the Explore page, comments on similar user’s pages, and interaction with their content.
I came across this interview which describes first hand how youth from the Thunder Bay area were involved in a residency program through the Thunder Bay Art Gallery involving art and Land Connection. Through expression. Through renewal. Though art making. Through shared moments and experiences. Space to talk, etc. I think what is important is making the space, and giving opportunity to express, with historical contexts,
This four week online course will take place on a Facebook Group called Courageously Resilient which is about understanding resiliency, and why it is important.
Being resilient and learning about vulnerability as a source of strength as it comes from your most authentic self.
What and how to become aligned & stay aligned, Self Care & Land Connection.
This is beneficial for entrepreneurs, leaders, and learners of all kinds.
This mastermind will include pdf worksheets for participants, reflective journalling prompts and a place to a zoom session for one hour for each Module. One on one through facebook messanger for the duration of this program upon scheduled request.
We will also meet up on scheduled dates on Zoom.
This online course is developed to reach an online audience to reach as many people as possible in a safe repective manner.
Here is the link: Courageously, Resilient
Being courageous is hard enough in a world that sets judgement calls on how you look, what you wear, who your are and possibly sends messages about your value. Remembering that your self worth is your everything.
Remembering our role as teachers and leaders that everyone has a space and needs to be respected for their individuality.
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