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Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Mental Health

Welcome October! On the 5th, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day to honor Indigenous Americans and their traditions and culture. Next week, we acknowledge World Mental Health Day to raise awareness, educate, and challenge the social stigma.
Learning Snacks - Honoring Indigenous Peoples and Mental Health
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FOR KIDS: MOLLY OF DENALI
Did you know Molly of Denali was one of the first children’s television shows to have a Native American lead? The show follows Molly and her friends as they explore her home in beautiful Alaska. Check out these Molly of Denali games and videos to learn all about her culture. This clip will teach you all about Molly’s native songs and dances.


FOR PARENTS: WAY TO HONOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Molly of Denali offers amazing resources for families looking to learn about native and indigenous peoples. Celebrating cultures and family traditions helps us pass down memories from one generation to the next. The episode “Grandpa’s Drum” shares the struggles and resilience of indigenous peoples and was inspired by one of the show's Native Alaskan advisors, Minto Elder Luke Titus. The clip, The Making of Grandpa’s Drum, allows us to have an inside look at the making of the episode.


FOR EDUCATORS: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Mental health is a huge topic in schools. Many children and educators are in crisis and need mental health support now more than ever. October 10th is World Mental Health Day and it is a perfect time to discuss mental health in the classroom. Below are a few links for educators to implement in the classroom:

PBS Kids summer of adventure
Dive into a summer of adventure with a wide range of free resources from PBS KIDS. Ignite curiosity and creativity with engaging activities and games that promote literacy, math, science, and entertainment.