This section provides information on the importance of respect and protocols when developing relationships with Indigenous people and communities, especially when it comes to sharing Indigenous Knowledge.
So you are thinking about asking an Elder to come into your classroom to help facilitate a discussion, share knowledge or conduct ceremony. Here are some resources to help you work with Elders.
Pow wows are not just performances. Pow wow is a joyous celebration of culture, a ceremony and a symbol of Indigenous resilience and inclusive events. Before you attend a Pow wow it is important that you research etiquette and protocol so that you can be a respectful attendant.
In Ontario, there are 13 distinct groups of First Nation peoples, each with their own languages, customs, and territories. These Nations are the Algonquin, Mississauga, Ojibway, Cree, Odawa, Pottowatomi, Delaware, and the Haudenosaunee (Mohawk, Onondaga, Onoyota'a:ka, Cayuga, Tuscarora, and Seneca).