The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network Inc. (SALN) is proud to deliver and facilitate a unique cultural awareness workshop called Understanding and Respecting Aboriginal Cultures (URAC) Workshop.
This workshop focuses on promoting cultural sensitivity and awareness of protocol, customs and practices pertaining to the many First Nations tribes of Saskatchewan and the Métis people. The URAC workshop defines terminology such as Aboriginal, the 8 recognized First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, while providing a brief history and answering questions regarding each group. Issues such as the treaties and residential schools are discussed. The cultural significance of Aboriginal symbols such as the circle, the medicine wheel, the Métis flag and sash are described. Various cultural aspects are discussed, including the importance of family, traditional foods, games, medicines, prayers, legends and more. The workshop teaches the significance of Aboriginal oral traditions and storytelling and learning styles. Finally, numerous additional resources are recommended for further understanding of Aboriginal culture.
This is a one day (6 hour) workshop available to groups. The SALN will host a workshop for individual participant as requests demand.