As we have been learning about the indigenous peoples of Canada, we have been learning from some of our students that have knowledge to pass down. Olivia came to school with a leather pouch that she had made to hold tobacco. Olivia and Myles then shared their knowledge from their Metis heritage of how to show gratitude to plants that we picked for tea by leaving some of the tobacco to the plant. They also taught us some of their words of gratitude and led us in a ceremony for our fire we had made. This gave us the idea to make our own leather pouches! Miriam got all of the materials and created a pattern that could easily be woven together. Lots of our students also decided to add beads to their pouches to match their individual personalities.
(2018/2019 school year)