This campaign is to raise funds for necessary materials for a Cree language classroom in Montreal such as an interactive whiteboard, a printer and tables.
Wow! Not even a full two days into the #CreeClassroom campaign and we’ve almost got $2000! We’re trying to get some decent quality resources for our classroom, and it looks like it might actually happen. It’s a sad truth that you can learn almost any language in the world but an Indigenous one, and no one is making space for language learning but us. So forget waiting for the Canadian government to value our languages, we need to get together and make it work! With a little generosity we’ll have a classroom that will allow us to access, create AND share Cree language learning resources. The tech is not all we need… above all we need dedication, and we need to prioritise language learning, the rest is details. Useful details though!
If you don’t know yet, a contribution of just $5 enters you into a draw to win some beautiful rabbit-fur mukluks, or a pair of rabbit-fur trimmed moccasins from Manitobah Mukluks. Their vibram sole is durable and good in even cold Prairie winters! So please spread the word, for the price of a double double and a doughnut you could win a big hug for your feet!
Full disclosure, I’m gonna be taking this class, and for real every little bit is gonna help a ton and this is a really amazing opportunity and great project and also those mocs & mukluks are awwwesome you know you want them.
I try to contribute and it won’t let me :(
Is it cuz I’m in the US or is the site just not liking my card?
I don’t know!!!! It should work, it processes through paypal or credit card, might be the card :(
“I have my own theories about why people want to claim to be Indian. I think people are desperately looking for a sense of place and connection. As human beings, we need to have a connection to the earth, to place and ultimately to each other. Unfortunately, the only way some folks know how to find or get something is to buy it and own it as quickly as possible. Since Indians are widely believed to have an almost magical connection with nature, why not just claim to be Indian and legitimize the claim by purchasing a DNA test? It’s silly and kind of sad.”—