Interested in learning more? Ponder these thoughts from Marisa Pagewho works with First Nations’ supporters and fosters opportunities to engage with the mission of First Nations and invest in Native communities.
“This month, it is indeed a time to celebrate Native cultures. But we also challenge people to do even more.
Sure, warm up with a pumpkin spice latte, but remember that pumpkin is an Indigenous food from North Americaor watch First Nations’ documentary GATHER, and remember where our food comes from.
Other ideas: Plan a garden for next spring (read about corns, beans, and squash) or lend a hand in a community garden. Go snowshoeingplay basketball (which has Indigenous roots), or support a Native-led physical fitness nonprofit. Find out which Indigenous peoples occupied the land you currently live on, or explore what it would look like to give land back. Or, you can donate to a Native-led nonprofit that will help ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of the past that put us back centuries.”
First Nations Development Officer
[Photos courtesy firstnations.org]
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