Essay written by TNSM parent and D+CE member Allie Precht
Hope, Rachel, Portia & Claudia have shared such lovely, vulnerable and informative stories over the past 4 weeks along with many resources that I want to re-share with our TNSM community. These resources can open conversations with our families, within ourselves, and spark curiosity and learning within our children.
- Claudia shared this video of the song Aya Aya (Hello, Hello) – try singing with you children as a way of honoring some of the ancestors of this land we call home now.
- Portia shared a list of Native American Children’s literature from the First Nations Development Institute – try finding these books at your neighborhood library and sharing these stories with your child.
- Hope’s message reminded me of this digital map that teaches about the Indigenous land that I call home and inhabit, and history of those lands.
- Rachel’s list of wonderful books and authors was such a helpful starter for me to find new stories to bring to my home and family. She shared a book by the writer and poet, Traci Sorell, who has written a number of stories for young readers around the Native Nations and Indigenous peoples.