Learning Our Aboriginal History is a 10-week curriculum package. Learning Our Aboriginal History is a family literacy program for parents/caregivers and children of all ages to attend together.
Our concept of “learning Aboriginal History” is that each Aboriginal person is able to contribute their personal history to the uderstanding of Aboriginal history and culture. This program encourages children and parents to talk about their lives and to discuss the different traditions that exist for Aboriginal people. All of these perspectives are valid and are important to understand.
The Creating Hope Society of Alberta presents Broken Hearts – Rights for Aboriginal Families with Children in Care, a 20 minute documentary about peoples experiences in the Child Welfare system.
If fathers were recognized as Parents, there would be less children in care!” Bernadette Iahtail
Aboriginal Fathers Love their Children Too! Aboriginal fathers continue to be discriminated against, and that this is in many respects a consequence of systemic racism within the child welfare system. Aboriginal fathers are often excluded from “family meetings”, and that even when they are included they feel misunderstood, belittled and not respected in their interactions with child welfare workers.
Creating Hope Society collaborated with fathers as well as a number of community partners to produce a comprehensive literature review, a 58 minute documentary film, and resource booklets (a general resource book for fathers and child welfare workers, and a second booklet on the rights of fathers and grandfathers).
“The film humanizes the people we are talking about. I feel I could connect with these guys at a heartfelt level.” Participatant
Funded by Alberta Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund.