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Students and community members gathered at Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute’s Idea Room to offer their thoughts on the Idle No More Movement on cue cards. The reasults were edited and uploaded to YouTube.
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KTEI HOSTS IDLE “KNOW” MORE EDUCATIONAL TEACH-IN ABOUT ABORIGINAL ISSUES
“I am impressed and overwhelmed with the positive relationships and learning that we have created here today”, said Stephanie Roy, Executive Director for the Institute, during her closing remarks after the rounddance celebration of learning was completed.
But first, for the benefit and learning experience of new learners in the audience, many of whom who were non-First Nation citizens of Manitoulin who would not have experienced Anishinabek traditional practices before, the morning first began with a traditional thanksgiving and short teaching on the significance of tobacco offerings by KTEI Elder in Residence J. Eshkawkogan. Each participant was provided cloth and tobacco to make their own tobacco tie which was then used to symbolically tie everyone together at the end of the learning day to demonstrate peace, unity and care for Mother Earth.