Indigenous Resources

Indigenous Resources

Land Acknowledgement

As part of our commitment to Reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, learn, and play on the traditional and current lands of Treaty 6 First Nations (the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux) and Treaty 7 First Nations (the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation), and of the Métis People of Region 3. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our community.

Thunderbird Learners

Presented by the Red Deer Native Friendship Society

The Red Deer Native Friendship Society is running a series of lessons for children aged 6-12 years old. The lessons will include art and craft activities, wisdom shared by elders, and opportunities for sharing and interaction once they can return to in-person meeting.
This spring, they will be exploring the book Colour It Forward: Cree Nation Art & Wisdom by Diana Frost, guided by Elder John Sinclair of the Red Deer Native Friendship Society. Through the story of creation to the different elements around ceremony, Elder John and the Cultural Team of the Centre shall take us on a journey of identity and self-discovery. Check out the videos below, or check them out directly on the Thunderbird Learners YouTube channel, opens a new window, and stay tuned for more!

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Staff Picks from our Indigenous Collection

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

Stories by Indigenous authors, and writings about Indigenous culture, from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.


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