20 Great Ways for Children, Youth and Families to Honour and Celebrate National Indigenous History Month (JUNE)

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National Indigenous History Month Children's Books (CPL)

A great selections of books to help broaden children's cultural understanding
A great list of childrens books to explore during this special month.
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History Museum Traditional Stories

Listen to traditional stories and creation stories told by six Indigenous storytellers from communities across Canada.
Each recording is available in the respective Indigenous language and in English
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Native-Land.ca Interactive Map

See what the languages, traditional territories, and treaties are in an area.

Recipe: Bannock that is "elder approved"

Gather up the kids and make some bannock, a much loved traditional staple at gatherings!
Learn how to make this traditional favorite from the Aahksoyo’p Nootski Cookbook
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First Voices

Kids Indigenous Language Portal. Learn phrases, songs, and even some games!
Simply click on the language you would like, pick which theme of words you want to learn from, and then click the little triangle play button under each picture to hear the word spoken.
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Cruncher

A fun fast-facts coloring page game about Indigenous peoples in Canada
Free print-out, directions and game instructions. (Government of Canada)
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At-Home Learning

The Government of Canada online activity guide filled with stories and games!
It’s never been easier to learn more about the Indigenous Peoples of Canada from the comfort of your own home and to have fun doing it.
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How I’d Learn Indigenous Culture if I were Starting

Video - Mallory Rose shares six ways to start learning about Indigenous culture!
Watch this videos and learn how to get started on your journey of learning about Indigenous culture and heritage
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Warrior Kids Interactive Podcast

A celebration of everything Indigenous!
Sharing Indigenous cultures and values so that kids can learn about what it means to be strong, healthy and compassionate warriors for themselves, their families, communities and Nation
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Métis Culture Video

A fun and informative video from Edmonton Public Schools.
Learn more about Métis Culture, including fiddle music, jigging and the Métis sash.
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Enoch Animated

Enoch Cree elders Bob Cardinal, Beatrice Morin and Garry Morin telling stories brought to life through animation
24 videos, each one or two minutes long. They tell tales of berry-picking, fishing, having a scare while hunting and more!
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5 Indigenous Video Games

5 Indigenous created video games to expand your horizons
The games on this list are incredibly beautiful, fun and educational
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Spirit North Nature BINGO

Get outside and explore! Challenge yourself to nature bingo! Check
Free Download! Check off the square as soon as you have found the item in nature until someone gets a full house. One or more players
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Indigenous Words Colouring Pages

Download colouring pages with Indigenous words from across Turtle Island!
Featuring artwork created by Indigenous artists from the regions where these languages are spoken.
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A Blackfoot Movement Story

Video - A Blackfoot Creation Story that gets learners up and moving the actions of the story from Be Fit for Life
The movements in the story will also help support the development of physical literacy, through the exploration of different gross motor movements, repetition and fun while learning the stories
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CBC Kidsnews Video

“National Indigenous History Month: When did it start and what is it?”.
These celebrations are meant to honour Indigenous history, people, cultures and contributions.But with so many different cultures and people that make up Canada’s Indigenous population, is one month enough time?
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Indigenous Games for Children

Traditional Indigenous games and activities from Indigenous Communities across Canada
Games for 5 years old and up, Make a family afternoon of it and learn more about traditional games while you laugh and play!
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Métis Digital Scavenger Hunt (RCTL)

A fun and interactive activity to learn more about Métis culture and history
Follow the instructions to start the game and have fun learning more about Metis culture and traditions - includes coloring pages and fun activities!
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Traditional Inuit Games

Students at Aqsarniit School in Iqaluit, Nunavut share some of our favorite Traditional Inuit Games
Learn how to play the kneeljump, the airplane and more!
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Naming of the Months - Native American Moons

Learn about the traditional Indigenous naming of months based on the moon
Names were given to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Learn about names given to each month
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