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Teachings from the Half-Boy:
A Cultural Homecoming offers insight for Elders, parents and residential school survivors seeking to reclaim and preserve traditional culture for their children.
Culture flourishes with the sharing of knowledge between generations, Familiarity with traditional songs and stories creates a strong fabric of cultural literacy, but disconnection characterizes the First Nations experience.
Learning from other Nations, participating in community activities and drawing inspiration from traditional stories are just a few of the strategies explored here. Resonating with the heart-pulse of the drum, the whisper of the river and the simple rhythm of the story-teller’s voice, Teachings from the Half-Boy offers suggestions for increasing literacy and preserving First Nations heritage for an emerging generation.
This DVD is dedicated to His Honour, Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia for his leadership in promoting literacy initiatives for Aboriginal youth and for his lasting contributions to the citizens of British Columbia.
Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services (SCCFS) is proud to offer two unique Life Books for children who are in foster care or who have been adopted. These Life Books are available to any individual or agency looking to support caregivers to record special memories for their children. We are taking scrap booking to a new level – this is an opportunity to offer our children and families a visual history of their own lives.