Finding Our Totem Animals - available for bookings beyond March 1, 2020
|Bookable Type(s)||Full Day Field Study|
|Location||schoolyard or nearby greenspace|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Please note that this program will not be available from Jan 2020 - end of Feb 2020. Please make your booking for March 2020 or later in the school year.
About the Program
This program explores the Traditional Indigenous Worldview as it pertains to earth and our animals. Students are invited to go on a narrated drum journey to acquire their spirit or totem animal. They study the physical and behavioural qualities of their totem animals; and how those qualities reflect spiritual (or magical qualities) specific to each animal. Students make an effigy or talisman to celebrate their totem animal.
About the Community Educator
Wambli Chante Wi (Kat McCooeye) is a Huron educator raised in the Gitksan culture of Northern BC. She is a traditional knowledge keeper who has worked extensively with youth and families. She now makes her home in the Slocan Valley, where she coordinates indigenous and outdoor educational programming through the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines.
"Kathryn was engaging and knowledgeable with my class. She was flexible with timing and able to adapt to the needs/interests of the group." - Sarah Keenan