Hey Kids … Learn about Aboriginal Culture and Customs while having Fun! (Allen Module 4 #1)


Great Circle Trail

“It remains to be seen whether the dominant societies will begin to have more enthusiasm for integrating Indigenous values and ways of knowing into their own social structuring as forces of globalization make Indigenous reality more accessible”.

This is the last sentence in our course materials and comes across more as a challenge than a question.

Surely technology and increased ability to share information will help the cause but there is also something very important about physical presence as well.

Visitors to Manitoulin Island (by ferry or bridge) are greeted by signs encouraging them to experience the Great Circle Trail. More than a tourist organization, they promote cultural experiences. This year they offer visitors Aboriginal Camps for Kids.

Thinking back to the challenge above it seems this is possible, especially when children are involved.


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