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Braid Story Collective 

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Braid Story Origins

Adam is Plains Cree from Treaty Six Territory,

 

Adam wears his hair in a long braid and it has never been cut. He and his big brothers have long hair and whether in the classroom or the playground there are kids who have mistakenly addressed the boys as girls - due to the fact that they have long hair.

We found a way to help educate others after Adam's hair ties were pulled out one day leaving his hair flowing freely.  It was picture day and the kids who bothered his hair did not understand that they crossed personal boundaries. Adam has to tell others not to touch his hair. 

With tremendous support from the Principal of his school at the time - we were able to attend school without another incident.  The reactive measures by the Administrative Team and School Staff was immediate and education happened immediately in all classrooms.  For that we are thankful! Thanks to Mrs. Sawyer and Mr. Simpson!

as a way for his family to  honor his family; the strength and the resilience of those survivors and for those who never made it home; is what pushed Adam & his Mom to encourage others to find strength in their Indigenous identities. It honors the strength they have in their way of life and traditions. Everyone regards their hair in a different way - each day the sun rises can bring a ew meaning to what our hair means to us.

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Classroom Visits

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Empowerment 

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