Stories – Culture

A sense of cultural identity is important to an individual person’s own self-identity. Cultural identity is a built feeling of belonging that includes understanding the histories, languages, stories and practices of a group. The stories in this category include examples from schools, land-based programs and community initiatives. They involve hands-on opportunities focused on learning language and experiencing cultural activities through traditional teachings and practices. Some are land-based programs and others bring cultural knowledge indoors to combine Indigenous knowledge with other forms of knowledge. Many stories include a focus on cultural knowledge, values and protocols that build intergenerational relationships to show how traditional teachings can offer solutions for present day challenges and demands and build a stronger sense of identity while healing from intergenerational impacts of colonialism and government policies.