This message is from the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS) website:
“Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation campaign that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.
Watch “End the Gap – Fair Funding For First Nations Schools”
- Send a Valentine’s Day card to the Prime Minister or your MP.
- Click here for a link to a letter in English and French.
- Colouring Sheet
- Colouring Sheets 2 &3
- Snow Bear Activity
- Bearcipe Cards
- Host a Valentine’s Day party to raise awareness in your school or community. Choose a day leading up to Valentine’s Day that makes sense for your class or community. Click here for a link to a poster you can use.
- Spread the word through social media like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #HaveaHeartDay and/or #JourneeAyezUnCoeur.
Explore the Have a Heart Day website to download Have a Heart Day resources.
Through activities like Have a Heart Day, we are creating a movement where the landscape of Canada is only one of honour and possibility for First Nations children.”
FNCFCS also shared this music video by N’we Jinan Artists “Important to Us”, written and performed by students at Pierre Elliot Trudeau School.
Their message is inspiring:
“No matter where you’re from,
let’s fill our home with colour and love.”
Teachers: More resources are available here
- Borrow Spirit Bear books by Cindy Blackstock from your school or Siwal Si’wes Library.
- Follow Cindy Blackstock on Twitter (Cindy Blackstock @cblackst) and/or F.N. Caring Society on Twitter(F.N. Caring Society @Caringsociety)
- Explore the Have a Heart Day website to download Have a Heart Day resources.