On October 27, as part of the Key to My Community the 2nd Northwood Brownies got a special visit from Karonhienhawe, a Mohawk woman from Kanehsatake. She taught the girls about the Mohawk community and the roles that women play in it.
The girls also got to listen to some traditional instruments, including the Mohawk Water Drum and learned about how it represents the circle of life. As well, the girls were able to learn some traditional dances and songs, their favorite being the duck dance!
At the end, girls were able to see some Mohawk clothing, including a pair of leather moccasins.
A big thank you to Karonhienhawe as well as the Red Urban Project for helping the girls earn their Aboriginal People in Canada badge!
(See more photos on the Red Urban Project Facebook page!)
By Guest Blogger Laura Litvack. Laura is Deputy District Commissioner for Northshore District and a Guider with the 2nd Northwood Brownies and 1st Ste Genevieve Pathfinders. If you have some photos or stories to share about what you’re doing with your unit or district, please send us an email at email@example.com.