This book “Faces in the Forest: First Nations Art Created on Living Trees” by Micheal Blackstock. The book is a guide to how First Nations experience the forest and how they create art to honor this sacred space. It also talks about how traditional knowledge can be integrated into forest practices. The book is created by someone who has knowledge and experience on all fronts….Micheal is a professional forester who works for the Ministry of Forests, a Gitxan person and artist and he is one of the first people to graduate from the Masters in First Nation studies at UNBC. Google provides a preview of the book and the image to the right is linked to the site. If the link does not work, the URL is https://books.google.ca/books?id=Att6_vQeQxoC&lpg=PP1&pg=PR16#v=onepage&q&f=false
Post 4: Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (AFI)
When considering ways in which to bring culture and meaning into classroom lessons, I decided to research issues pertaining to ecosystems and aboriginal connections. On the Government of Canada website I found the Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (AFI), which is focused on enhancing Aboriginal participation in sustaining Canada’s forests. The site includes data and statistics of Aboriginal participants (could be used in a mathematics or business course) as well as details on the projects currently being conducted (could be used in a social studies, science, or English class).