- What story will you listen to?
- What do you hope to learn?
- How will ensure that all voices can be heard?
- Who are the Indigenous communities close to your home?
- As a Section, listen to or read Spirit Bears story - Spirit Bear and Children Make History written by Cindy Blackstock and Eddy Robinson, and illustrated by Amanda Strong.
Then, have a discussion and answer some questions:
- Who is Spirit Bear?
- What is happening to First Nations children that Spirit Bear thinks is unfair?
- What surprised you when learning about Spirit Bear?
- What does Spirit Bear believe children can do?
- How did children and youth help Spirit Bear stand up for the fair treatment of First Nations kids?
- What can you do to help make sure every First Nations child is treated fairly?
- How can Spirit Bear and the children make a difference in the lives of all Indigenous children?
- What did you learn from this activity?
- Why is supporting all Indigenous people and children important?
- What will you do next to keep learning more?
Keep it Simple
- Work as a group while listening to or reading the story. Talk about what you learn as you go. Read Spirit Bears other stories to learn more: Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams, Spirit Bear: Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams, Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past.
Take it Further
- Learn about Finding Our Place in Reconciliation.