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#CultureIs2014

We held a competition at the 2014 Regina North American Indigenous Games in which we asked the youth to share with us what Indigenous culture means for them. The hashtag #CultureIs2014 was used across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Here is what they had to say:

    Guess who learned how to hoop dance??! Culture is a lifelong learning process.

    Culture is attending powwows

    Culture is hand games

    Culture is dancing

    Culture is making beadwork!

    Culture is dancing jingle

    Culture is bringing our people together

    Culture is swag powwow braids

    Culture is being thankful

    Culture is speaking our indigenous language

    Culture is helping one another

    Culture is ceremony

    Culture is our language and our language is our culture

    Culture is being thankful to our creator Shukwaya’tisu

    Culture is respect

    Culture is akhwatsile (family)

    Culture is respecting our elders

    Culture is community

    Culture is Tsi’ nikyukwalihot^ (our ways)

    Culture is our fires

    Culture is teaching the generations following us

    Culture is in the beat of the drum

    Culture is a way of life

    Culture is community, helping each other, learning from each other and working together!

    Culture is learning your history. ♥

    Culture is taking pride in being First Nations … Not giving into “Indian” stereotypes

    Culture is empowering one another

    Culture is sharing our stories, healing ourselves and recovering what we’ve lost.

    Culture is strength that gives me the initiative to change my life

    Culture is sharing traditions.

    Culture is the opportunity to be involved with community

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