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I'm from a place that is peaceful

We used George Ella Lyon's poem Where I'm From as a starting point for children telling stories about the Alderville First Nation. The children created and narrated personal digital stories (using PhotoStory). Their ideas were then listed as lines in a song, and grouped thematically. Then students worked with aboriginal performance artists Tracy Bone, JC Campbell and Dave Mowat, to develop live performances to be shared with their community.

Four songs about the Alderville First Nation

Two songs about Math

More about the Alderville First Nation project

I’m from a place that is peaceful (download the mp3 file)

 

 

I’m from a place that is peaceful
Where the black oak grow
The culture and nature
Hearts and rivers flow

 

 

 

A worry-free place
Warriors and leaders
Skidoos and skidon’ts
Wild rice and meat eaters

 

 

Alderville First Nation
We are all family                                
We fight for what’s right   
Like an eagle in flight                        
It makes the heart grow strong

 

I’m from wonderful memories
Where the grass grows long
Community, honour
Expressed in a song

 

Ojibway legend
Thunderbolt Simpson
He ran so fast
To the front page of the New York Times

Alderville First Nation
We are all family                                
We fight for what’s right   
Like an eagle in flight                        
It makes the heart grow strong