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Indigenous Children

Now is a crucial time to infuse culture, support and community for our children and for all children. Especially necessary as Dawe says, who speaks from the Aboriginal and Torre Straight Islander perspective, speaking of the impact of trauma, 

Dawe told Guardian Australia it “made him cry” to see how high the rates of despair were among young Indigenous people. Dawe said. “There needs to be culturally appropriate, empathetic and holistic programs that have been built within the community themselves and driven by the young people and engaged with our elders.

“I believe having culture at the heart of a service gives a young person a feeling of belonging, hope, connection, fulfilment and purpose in their lives.

“We seriously need to act promptly, proactively and collectively as a nation to address this critical problem.”

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/oct/11/indigenous-children-more-likely-to-fear-lack-of-safety-bullying-and-discrimination

Questions you may want to ask yourself or your organizations, business, service:

  • What or how is my organization supporting vulnerable youth and children?
  • What can my organization do? 
  • How can I give back to a program that supports youth and children?
  • What and how can I be a role model or mentor?
  • How can I support culturally appropriate programs that benefit the community I live in, that I serve, that serves all children?
  • How can I help to support life long relationships, support, lifelines?
  • What and how does this look?

 

Moon Calendar in Anishinabemowin-MSKOMINI GIIZIS RASPBERRY MOON JULY

Were welcoming another full moon tonite, this time for the month of July 2018. Here is a link to both dialects of the moons since we follow a lunar calendar,  with the understanding that there are 13 full moons in a year, the moon, or Grandmother Moon, Nokomis is very important our our connection to our Nokomis is evident each month, the she is fullest,

The seventh moon of Creation is Raspberry Moon, when great changes begin. By learning gentleness and kindness, we may pass through the thorns of its brush and harvest its fruit, as we gain knowledge that will help in raising our families.

 

Creating activities for children are ideal so children understand their unique cultural teachings around Grandmother moon.

Here are two links, and in our own ways we can facilitate those important teachings as parents, from what our grandparents have taught us or Elders, and mentors; in recognition of our connection to the Moon, the Waters, to all of Creation,

Activities for

Native Reflections Activity

-Ojibway, Cree, Mohawk 

Tribalfull moon