Teachings from the Half-Boy


Teachings from the Half-Boy: A Cultural Homecoming offers insight for Elders, parents and residential school survivors seeking to reclaim and preserve traditional culture for their children.

Culture flourishes with the sharing of knowledge between generations, Familiarity with traditional songs and stories creates a strong fabric of cultural literacy, but disconnection characterizes the First Nations experience. Teachings from the Half-Boy: A Cultural Homecoming offers insight for Elders, parents and residential school survivors seeking to reclaim and preserve traditional culture for their children.

DVD Ordering Information

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The price is $10 per DVD.

Learning from other Nations, participating in community activities and drawing inspiration from traditional stories are just a few of the strategies explored here. Resonating with the heart-pulse of the drum, the whisper of the river and the simple rhythm of the story-teller’s voice, Teachings from the Half-Boy offers suggestions for increasing literacy and preserving First Nations heritage for an emerging generation.

This DVD is dedicated to His Honour, Steven L. Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia for his leadership in promoting literacy initiatives for Aboriginal youth and for his lasting contributions to the citizens of British Columbia.