Banghra with Gurdeep Pandher

Gurdeep Pandher is known for posting Banghra dance videos filmed in the beautiful scenery of the Yukon and has created a special video just for Community Classroom!

Bhangra is the traditional dance of Punjab. It is native to the Punjabi nation. A long time ago, Punjabi-Sikh farmers started to use different aspects of farming to create a dance form. This farming-influenced style of dance celebrates food-growing, harvesting and relationship to the land, which they later called Bhangra.

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Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton

The Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton report is a community-led project that further explores how to provide First Nations, Inuit and Metis and racialized individuals with a greater sense of inclusion and belonging in all areas of community life. The report is the culmination of a local survey that sought the thoughts and opinions of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who live, work and spend time in Halton Region.

To support the findings in the report and present them in a way that is digestible, accompanying videos have been created that walk through areas such as Inclusivity in Education, Cultural Displays, Inclusivity in the Workplace, Healthcare, Rebuilding the Justice System and more. The videos also outline a number of recommendations and include Discussion Topics.

Please register to receive the two-part video series put together by award-winning media production company Falling Motion.

Moccasin Identifier Kit

“If we, as First Nations people, don’t get a marker on the ground today, we will be lost forever.”

– Carolyn King

This project has been developed by Carolyn King in partnership with Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the Ontario Green Belt, to promote public awareness of significant cultural historic sites and the ancestral presence of First Nations, Metis and Indigenous Communities.

Moccasin Identifier Kits aim to promote public awareness by showcasing indigenous cultural identity on the land across Ontario through recognizable indigenous markers on significant cultural historic sites and venues.

One (1) Moccasin Identifier Kit is available through the Oakville Community Foundation for every publicly-funded elementary school in Oakville. Please only register once per school. 

A staff member of the Oakville Community Foundation will be in touch after you have registered to determine delivery of the Kit.

CLICK HERE to find your grade-specific education kit to compliment the Moccasin Identifier kit.