Celebrate August 9

August 9 is the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

Did you know that the United Nations declared 2022-2032 the International Decade of Indigenous Languages?

What can you do to celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples?

  1. Check out these resources from the United Nations
  2. Learn about the City of Saskatoon Indigenous Initiatives
  3. Discover the History of First Nations and Saskatoon
  4. Take part in Saskatchewan Indigenous Experiences in and around Saskatoon
  5. Email friendsafforestation@gmail.com to initiate and create an in-person or virtual event celebrating indigenous culture or history at the afforestation areas for #NationalForestWeek and #Culture Days in September or for August 9
  6. Watch the Healing Forests YouTube presentation
  7. Write your own Treaty Land Acknowledgement and discover more about the indigenous people of Treaty 6 territory.
  8. Learn how to say the word ‘forest’ in the languages of the nêhiyawak (Cree), nakawē (Saulteaux), and yankton and yanktonai (Nakota) people

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Author: stbarbebaker

This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT yahoo.com to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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