Connecting With Our First Family is a collection of artwork that supports students and educators in the process of understanding and appreciating the many diverse Indigenous languages, cultures and communities while strengthening connection to identity and our relationship to the land. The collection of images featuring different line drawings of animals, birds and insects created by Nyle Miigizi Johnston are being transformed into a series of educational resources, games and learning activities for classrooms and youth groups.
The project also serves as a catalyst for developing resources in other Indigenous languages in communities where Connected North partner schools are based. We also hope this will inspire young people to develop their own ideas, creativity and talents as leaders of their communities who have a role in shaping the future.
We would like to acknowledge that there are many different dialects and written forms across the diverse Indigenous languages that have been translated as part of this resource and we are grateful to the community members who have shared their teachings, understanding and translations as part of this project.
We hope you enjoy sharing these stickers as you chat with your friends!