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We’re sounding like one’: Poet uses hip hop for cultural connection in Indigenous classroom – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201825 Views

Zoey Roy helping students in Saskatoon Cree bilingual school tell their stories

Nov 28, 2018

Rez moms be like, “Boy you look like your dad.”

I don’t know why she’s mad. Why she gotta’ be like that?

Zoey Roy walks a class of Grade 6 and 7 students at Saskatoon’s St. Frances Cree Bilingual School through lines scrawled on a white board. She instructs the kids how to put these lyrics to a hip hop beat and perform them for each other.

“What I notice about Indigenous young people is that they want to talk about, they want to write about their identity. They want to tell stories of who they are as children, who they are as people and what’s familiar to them,” said Roy, a spoken word poet and community educator.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/zoey-roy-hip-hop-st-frances-cree-school-1.4912182

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