our son Matthew started school, it provided an opportunity to
share our First Nation's Culture with his fellow students and
teachers. To make it more fun, made up stories were read and
the showing of items to go along with each story, further excited
the children. The "Sharing Circle Book" is a result
of the sharing at Matthew's school.
book is now available in most book stores and includes the following
Sharing Circle Book retails for $9.95. Larger purchases can
be made through Nimbus Publishing Limited - (902) 455-4286 -
ISBN - 1-55109-450-9.
Matthew enjoys a
walk in the forest with his father to learn more about his culture.
While walking they spot an eagle and Matthew's father teaches
how important the eagle is to their culture. What Matthew doesn't
know is that, after he arrives home his Mother and Father have
a special gift for him.
Matthew is excited
about going to Dustin's birthday party. He can't wait for Dustin
to open his present. It is a special gift made by Matthew's
father. Dustin is surprised and gets Matthew to tell everyone
all about the special present.
Jeremy comes to play. After Jeremy looks at all the things in
Matthew's room, he spots something that looks very interesting.
Matthew tells Jeremy all about what he has found and Jeremy
gets excited when Matthew's mom gives him a gift.
Matthew and his family
are going on their yearly camping trip. When they arrive at
the camping ground, the family takes a walk on a trail and finds
a surprise. With the help of Matthew, his family is able to
help make sure the surprise will always be there for them and
others to enjoy.
Matthew gets chosen to bring something to school for show and
tell day. With the help of his sister, they take their drums
and sing songs for the children. Even the children get to sing.
They all enjoy the sharing of Matthew's culture.
Matthew joins Boy Scouts where his Uncle is a leader. They
get to learn all kinds of things. Most of all the boys get to
learn about the talking circle and how helpful it can be.
Matthew and his brother
Josh go for their regular doctor check up. While there, they
get to learn more about their culture with the help of their
Father. The doctor even gets to share some teachings with them.
Matthew and Josh are excited because they get to make something
that helps remind them to stay healthy.