|DVD To Aid In Traditional First Nation Teachings|
|Written by Carol Thomson|
|Monday, 24 September 2012 14:42|
The idea is to go back to a more traditional way of getting the message across.
A DVD has been released, which hearkens back to the storytelling tradition of First Nations people, and the goal is to educate about the cultural practices and traditional values surrounding First Nations children "coming of age".
It's an initiative of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.
Harry Lafond, Executive Director of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, says oral teaching is very important to First Nations people.
The DVD includes Elders, a Knowledge Keeper, and two storytellers sharing their sacred knowledge and values to help guide young people in the transition to becoming young men and women, and about the ultimate responsibility of parenthood.
It's a resource for educators, health care providers, family, and community members.
The Elders on the DVD are members of Saskatchewan's Cree, Dakota, Dene, Nakota, and Saulteaux First Nations.