Honouring First Nations Knowledge Keepers – Mike Mitchell
Posted on June 2, 2021
First Nations grandparents, parents, and Knowledge Keepers keep our history and ancestral knowledge alive through storytelling, songs, art, and ceremony. Our greatest teacher is the land. Some Knowledge Keepers have said the land is our teacher, our university.
Celebrate National Indigenous History month by honouring First Nations Knowledge Keepers!
On March 20, 2021, Knowledge Keepers from across Canada virtually gathered to tell their stories that reflect the power of culture, storytelling, and land-based education. The Knowledge Keepers Talking Circle featured Knowledge Keepers from all over Canada and their stories about the importance of history, language, and culture in First Nations education.
FNEAA is honoured to share these stories and words of wisdom. Throughout the month of June and to celebrate National Indigenous History Month, FNEAA will be sharing a series of videos from the Knowledge Keepers Talking Circle.
First, Knowledge Keeper Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell. Knowledge Keeper Mitchell is one of the most respected First Nations leaders in Canada. Born in Akwesasne and raised by a traditional family, Kanentakeron had the benefit of a strong cultural and spiritual upbringing.