Divas Girls Group - Sessions 17 - Our Home on Native Land...Canadian History & Colonization - Part 2

The Diva Girls Group
Session 17: Our Home on Native Land...Canadian History & Colonization: Part 2
January 19th, 2018
The session started off with a circle rock activity asking the Divas a question: “If you were Prime Minister for a day, what law would you make?” The Divas were only allowed to make one law! Many of the Divas had inspirational answers and other ones were just fun and silly. One Diva said “If I were Prime Minister for a day, I would give all homeless people shelter”. Another Diva said “If I were Prime Minister for a day, I would buy so many shoes”. This circle rock activity let the Divas view what was important to each of them.

Next, there was a special guest poet who came to perform named Alicia. After her performance, Alicia spoke about land acknowledgement with the Divas. Alicia identified as Native and spoke about her culture and all of the hardships her people have faced throughout history.

The Divas then had a 15 minute break with healthy snacks and refreshments.
The Divas continued the session with a poem writing activity that speaks on what they know about Canada. The Divas were required to write a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and how they would rewrite history books. Throughout the session, the Divas learned about the dark parts of Canadian history and how they can recognize these parts while still enjoying what they love about Canada.

The Divas ended the session sharing their letter and poems to the group. Next week the Divas will join together and talk about Part II of today’s lesson which is about Indigenous Heritage.

By: Jade Mkhonza
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