Welcome to Pass the Feather | Isohetst ne ostó:ser!
Classroom Art & Knowledge Exchange Program - A Pen Pal and Art Program that empowers FNMI youth and creates informed opinions of Indigenous culture! Thank you to all that registered for our program. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, we will not be offering the Pen Pal program in the fall of 2017. Until the end of 2016 school year, we are excited to be working all over Ontario including Attawapiskat, Deer Lake, Sagamok, Toronto, Brantford, Hamilton, Ottawa, Cochrane, Akwesasne and more!
Thanks for your support over the last few years. We are proud to have connected hundreds of children!
Indigenous Knowledge in the Classroom
As the importance of Indigenous studies has finally come to desks across the country, we are reaching out to more educators as a resource option for fun and inclusive workshops. Our work is dedicated to bringing Indigenous ways into the classroom, to create an opinion of equality and teach the value of inclusivity and diversity to our children and youth. We are proud of our history of workshops within camps, school boards, educators and students across Ontario and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you, your colleagues and students.
Please explore our websites for more information on our programming, to register for your Feather Bundle | Sharing Circle Workshop or to join our directory and employment list of FNMI artists.
Bring Indigenous Education To Your Classroom
Our Talking | Sharing Feather Workshops are a one of a kind opportunity to work with feathers and learn how sharing circles are of great benefit within our educational systems. We are presently working with educators and school boards on the Feather Teachings and look forward to meeting you and your students.
Feather Bundle Workshops
Our workshops are infused with valuable lessons that reflect respect for others, respect for our land and the animals that we share it with. We will practice and explore the healing and spiritual benefits of sharing circles and how the history of intergenerational trauma profoundly affects our lifestyle and actions. We also touch on bird medicines, sustainable hunting practice and ornithology.
Many classrooms do not have funding to cover these kinds of Indigenous learning programs. Your donations will go towards materials to facilitate these workshops.
Nia:wen and Miigwetch from your 'Pass The Feather' team!
Feather Bundle | Sharing Circle Cultural Workshops
All Feather Bundle workshops are infused with valuable lessons that reflect respect for others, respect for our land and the animals that we share it with. We explore the value of talking circles within our systems of education – how they teach trust, respect and co-operation or in the case of adult workshops, we will practice and explore the healing and spiritual benefits of sharing circles and smudging ceremony. We also touch on intergenerational trauma as a result of the residential school system and Indigenous child apprehension (Sixties Scoop). We explore traditional hunting practices, ornithology and bring a variety of feathers (including the famous Mr.T ) for demonstration.
Our Feather Bundle workshops are presented to school board administration, classrooms, libraries and gatherings across Ontario. We welcome both adults and children. Find our more about our workshops and hear our recent CBC interview from Featherston Drive Public School here.
A Children's Art Gallery?!
ALL children are welcome to post their artwork on our site!
No information is collected about your child's identity. It is simply a fun way to empower our children and encourage them to communicate through visual arts!
Click the dreamcatcher to register and upload photos of your child's artwork!