The Grandfather of Honesty
The Self-Efficacy and Indigenous Development, addresses the unique needs of cultural identity development, by discussing holistic cultural variables and their implications on youth and young adults. We do this through the understanding that culture is evolving rapidly and requires facilitators to help bridge this cultural change. The Self-Efficacy and Indigenous Development curriculum understands the legacy of governmental laws, regulations, policies, and practices that have impacted First Nation people, families, and communities. These laws have had latent consequences for First Nation people and have resulted in the creation of generations upon generations of social welfare casualty.
The Self Efficacy and Indigenous Development curriculum works towards cultural restoration from within because it helps the student process real live issues relevant to current and historical Indigenous issues. The curriculum understands cultural attachment as the human survival mechanism necessary for the rebuilding of a Nation of people.
In this lesson you will find the following expectations,
- Demonstrate understanding of traditional Aboriginal forms of expression and their influence on the portrayal of Aboriginal identity in contemporary art forms.
By the end of this course, students will:
- Describe the specific characteristics that define cultural identity (e.g., language, customs, teachings)
- Identify characteristics of art forms (e.g., storytelling, songs,) from various Indigenous groups in Canada.
- Explain the creation of Indigenous art forms as a way of maintaining the values, traditions, and beliefs of particular communities.
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