ALIGN’S INDIGENOUS CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER FOR KIDS, YOUTH & FOSTER/KINSHIP CAREGIVERS

CONNECTIONS is newsletter for Foster and Kinship Caregivers that shares cultural resources and activities for caregivers of Indigenous, Metis & Inuit children and youth and we hope the kids and teens enjoy it as well! Some of you will be less familiar with cultural teachings than others, but there’s always something new to learn and what better way to experience it then by sharing time learning together with the kids you care for with these great resources that are enjoyable and easy to integrate into your family and home routine. If you are a supervisor or service provider offering kinship/foster/group care, don’t forget to remind the caregivers that CONNECTIONS is here to assist them in their efforts to ensure Indigenous, Metis & Inuit children and youth are learning about their traditions and culture while in care. Enjoy and share! SUBSCRIBE HERE

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MAY 2022 CONNECTIONS
SPECIAL EDITION Features Indigenous History Month and 20 Great Ways for Children, Youth and Families to Honour and Celebrate National Indigenous History Month!

APRIL 2022 CONNECTION 
Features the EAGLE FEATHER plus lots of additional caregiver resources and upcoming events for kids, youth and families!

March 2022 CONNECTION 
Features the Seven Sacred Teachings plus lots of additional caregiver resources and family events.

February 2022 CONNECTION 
Features Creation Stories and upcoming events

January 2022 CONNECTION 
Features Traditional Winter Activities and upcoming events

December 2021 CONNECTION 
Features Winter Solstice & Christmas Traditions

November 2021 CONNECTION 
Features Memory Books for Kids in Care and Indigenous Gift Ideas

October 2021 CONNECTIONS
Features Traditional Fall Activities

September 2021 CONNECTIONS
Features the Fall Equinox and Indigenous Traditions for Giving Thanks

August 2021 CONNECTIONS
Features History of Traditional Sports

July 2021 CONNECTIONS
Features Indigenous language, with links to some great resources like First Voices, a website that offers kids the opportunity to hear how to pronounce words in nearly 60 Indigenous languages!

June 2021 CONNECTIONS
Features The Great Outdoors and Learning About Mother Earth

May 2021 CONNECTIONS
Features National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day Resources & Activities

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