Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021
October 11, 2021
Indigenous Children's Corner
This year, we are excited to dedicate a space for the wisdom and words of our children and youth, and the seven generations to come.
Little Indigneous Warrior
Singing Shi Naasha
20 Days of the Tonalmachitl
in Tlamanalco Chuk'son
Kii'yaa'nii is singing a traditional Navajo song about returning home. The name of the song “Shi Naasha” meaning “I am walking.” This song is very powerful, our ancestors were forced on the Long walk. Our ancestors who survived walked back home and saw our powerful mountains and began to sing this song as they returned home to the Mother land. This is just a short little history on this traditional song that Kii’yaa’nii is singing.
A reading of the beautiful children's book by Indigenous author Richard Van Kamp.
Read with the author's permission
Little Turtle and Coyote
This story is told by Gregory Gomez Mescalero and Lipan Apache featuring our Sunflower Seed Ambassador, Meg. Meg is one of our youngest volunteers at the Indigenous Institute of the Americas.
Sing Down the Rain
Ricky Triana: Pride in Long Hair
Venito Garcia Library librarian Althea Salvicio reads Sing Down the Rain by Judi Moreillon and Tohono O'Odham illustrator Michael Chiago Read with permission by Kiva Publishing
Youth Border Action Festival 2012: Culture and History Panel -Yaqui elder Rosemary Tona-Aguirre (part 1)
Youth Border Action Festival 2012: Culture and History Panel -Yaqui elder Rosemary Tona-Aguirre (part 2)
With reminders to the youth that the future is in their hands, Yaqui elder Rosemary Tona-Aguirre tells a version of the Yaqui Creation Story - the story of the Talking tree. (part 1)
With reminders to the youth that the future is in their hands, Yaqui elder Rosemary Tona-Aguirre tells a version of the Yaqui Creation Story - the story of the Talking tree. (part 2)
The following videos are posted with the permission of Indigenous Story Studio, which creates illustrations, posters, videos and comic books on health and social issues for youth.
Behind the Mask
A young Indigenous man, struggling to understand the mandate to wear a mask during Covid, begins to see the face of compassion behind it.
This video is about Racism
Tomorrow's Hope Trailer
FREE Coloring Pages!
An excerpt from the artist's website says:
Orange Shirt Day and what is now called 'The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is coming up on September 30. Here is a free resource for educators and parents of children learning and participating in Orange Shirt Day. A coloring page can be a simple tool to engage children and gives them an additional way to show their support as they learn about why orange shirt day is so important.
Check out the beautiful work by visual artist & illustrator Hawlii Pichette, featuring free Every Child Matters coloring pages that can be downloaded and colored for your children.
Coloring has been proven to have the ability to help relieve stress, generate mindfulness, engage active listening and help with the processing of emotions. And don't forget, coloring isn't just for kids!