qχeləc, nə́c̓əmat θəɬ kʷθə šxʷqʷeləwən
Many Voices, One Mind
Honouring The Journey Resource Kit
Available NOW The FRAECD Network cultural resource kit “Honouring The Journey Through Our Culture” launched in the Spring of 2014. This kit is a wonderful way to incorporate Aboriginal curriculum for children 0-6. This resource is perfect for use in a childcare setting and early primary grades. The resource includes plants food and medicine, cedar and the Seven Sacred Teachings. Many of the items are hand made by Elders, community members, artists and crafters and NOT available in stores.
Included in the resource kit is a FRAECD Network training session, a teachers training guide and DVD all of which include First Nation protocol to be used with traditional items.
The following is a sample of some of items included in the resource:
- A variety of books on the subjects of; The talking stick, Medicine Wheel, Pow wow, Traditional plant gathering, Cedar harvesting, halqemeylem language guide and The seven sacred teachings to name a few.
- A traditional hand made talking stick
- Traditional medicine. cedar, sage, sweet grass and traditional tobacco
- Traditional Drum
- Cedar box with wild salmon
- Small hand made cedar basket
- Plush traditional foods a variety of 19 from the west coast
- The life cycle of the Salmon
- Hand and finger puppets
- A variety of 4 felt stories which include: “What is a talking stick”, “What are the Seven Sacred Teachings”, “A traditional walk”, and the “ Medicine Wheel”
The Network designed the Kit “in collaboration with Carmen Pereda, an Early childhood development consultant with 20 years of experience in the field. She has worked in collaboration with the Network and the communities for 10 years. For the past 6 year she has worked closely with the Network in the development of the cultural resources, teacher manuals and to provide training for the kits.
There is well over 100 individual quality items in the resources. The price for this kit is $1,975. Purchase of these kits includes training for staff members. Many of these items were designed and handmade for the resource and are not available in stores or on an individual basis. The commercial items were purchased at wholesale to keep the cost down. Please use the Cultural Resource Kit form for more information on purchasing the resource kit.