Am I Appropriating?

This quote is found in one of our Elementary Resources

Tree as a Symbol in First Nations Cultures

“Traditional crafts like many aspects of our cultures are sacred. You may want to learn directly from an elder/ traditional teacher, etc. In many First Nations cultures you offer tobacco for these teachings. In other cultures there are other protocols for receiving traditional knowledge. Traditional is somewhat an evolving term in that what was traditional beading several hundred years ago is very different than what can be termed “traditional now” for example we did not use glass beads, we beaded on hide not felt, etc. Local Aboriginal organizations and First Nation governments may be able to direct you to knowledge keepers that carry the traditional crafts.”


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