Teach Us With Culture and We Can Learn
Exploring Indigenous Cultures Through Authentic Indigenous Voices
A Cultural & Environmental Discussion
Promoting Equity, Diversity & Social Justice
Canoe Kids - "We're all Mother Earth's children."
Two problems we all face are environmental and cultural rights. We believe we have a solution to this problem.Visit www.canoekids.com for more information.Filming by FirstTel Communications CorporationPosted by Canoe Kids on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Canoe Kids is now 4 Canoes. Our publication is focused on authentic Indigenous voices discussing Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Environmental Rights and Equity.
4 Canoes better reflects our miission. www.canoekids.com and www.4canoes.com are and will remain active URLs and are the same organization.
READ TOGETHER - LEARN TOGETHER - HAVE FUN TOGETHER
This inclusive concept is truly an Indigenous way of being.
4Canoes is all about Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Environmental Rights and Equity. Our Indigenous communities have always included the little ones in their circles and talk and teach to them in the same way they talk and teach to young adults and adults. The views of the children are valued and respected. Learning and having fun are for family and community together. We decided to follow that inclusive way of life for the layout of the book. Rather than create editions for different age groups we decided to have one book for all ages. We wanted one book for the family so that parents can read to their children from the same book that the children have fun with in the Fun Zone. We wanted the same book to be a resource for learning and a resource for educating too.
4Canoes is a book that we hope you will keep. The information, stories and pictures are timeless and will never feel old. The stories are already thousands of years old and they are as relevant now (perhaps more so) than ever before. As your collection grows each new and past edition can be enjoyed, re-read and shared by new family, students and acquaintances. Our team doesn't just travel and spend a few days in each location. We spend months on location and build real relationships. That means that the materials you read are not only the result of exhaustive work but also of the care and closeness of the friendships made within the community by the 4Canoes staff. This, we believe, is much more than just reporting. This is our mission and lives too, and we are thrilled to have you join us on our journeys.
Our materials are equal parts cultural and environmental. The latter is a natural offshoot of the former as Indigenous cultures are wrapped around and through the lands and water and sky both spiritually and from a harvesting and gathering perspective. Indigenous Peoples have long been the caretakers of Mother Earth and we can all learn from these experts whose message is perhaps more relevant today than ever.
Each edition features Peoples from a different Nation and is approximately 130 pages (without advertising). Both print and digital versions are available. Our materials are inspiring for all ages. Come explore with us!
Because embracing Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Environmental Rights and Equity in a respectful and embracing manner will make us all better.
Learn about and from knowledgeable voices that promote understanding of Mother Earth, cultural diversity ... and have fun too :-)The canoe, or transportation of each Indigenous culture is always a theme in our editions. The four canoes in our name each carry authentic Indigenous voices in respectful discussion about cultural rights, human rights, environmental rights and equity. Come experience and explore Indigenous cultures with us.
Editor and Management Consultant
Glen has devoted many years to education and environmental fields. Glen focuses on editing, administration and consulting.
Glen is active in many pro-education and environmental groups and his expertise is an invaluable part of The Canoe Kid's team.