“I just fell in love with the idea and thought, ‘Wow this is the way to actually hook students into their own learning and into their own global-mindedess and the community around them.”
Start the conversation
Join We Act and Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) from February 23, 2015 to March 6, 2015, as we start a dialogue about Aboriginal history, culture and experiences within Canada. Each weekday of the campaign, you will receive a daily action fact, with additional background information to help you dig deeper into the historical and cultural context. Then turn your knowledge into action by visiting an Aboriginal cultural centre, museum, art gallery or historical site in your community with your friends and classmates.
Why take a stand?
Understanding and sharing cultural heritage is important. There is so much that we can learn from and share with each other, whether it’s our culture, language, history and experience. Aboriginal Peoples are integral part of Canada, from its founding to the present. In fact, Canada’s Aboriginal peoples comprise the fastest growing segment of Canada’s population, with youth making up a large proportion. It’s time to start the conversation, to learn about their experiences, their culture and the challenges they face, so we can better understand how we are connected. Together, we can learn from our past and build a future together.
We Stand Together Resources
Check out the educational resources below for lesson plans, posters and inspiration to get you started on your campaign.
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