When we move to a safer place, be it from one country to another, or from off-reserve to the city and so on, we are basically doing it for one reason, to have a better future for ourselves and ultimately for our children to have more opportunities as they grow up. However, once you have moved and have become 2nd or 3rd generation migrants, you will realize that your children will not have the same level of interest in their birth culture the way you, or your parents may have had, which isn’t really their fault because they did not grow up around their culture’s original settings and had little to no contact with other people that share the same culture as them.
Regardless of how much things have changed, it is still necessary for your children to understand who they are and where they come from because they need to remember that when they are out in the world, and people don’t always take nice to people who don’t look like them. So, start off young, children’s bedtime stories, legends and so on make for a great way to keep your child interested, then talk about festivals, traditions, get them books, let them meet other people of the same tribe or culture and so on.
You can bring in certain items that hold a lot of significance, like certain items of clothing’s, getting your tribe’s feather headpiece to show it to them and so on. As long as your child understands the significance of their culture and why it is so important to know their history, they will be able to carry it with them for the rest of their life. If you have to get tribal headpieces, you can simply click here and see if they have what you are looking for.