November is Native American/Indigenous People's Heritage Month! To celebrate, our D.I.C.E. team chatted with two guests, Daphne Jenkins and Laura Da'. Both guests led activities that we encourage you to try at home with your families!
Hau and Nia had a conversation and cooking lesson from Daphne Jenkin's, a multidisciplinary academic who holds a Master of Arts in English Literature, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master of Science in Nutrition.
This was a culinary activity with some interview-type questions sprinkled throughout. You can watch the video here and follow along with Daphne's cooking instructions.
Hau and Nia of D.I.C.E. recently had a conversation with Laura Da', poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is the author of Tributaries, winner of the American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the Washington State Book Award. Da’ lives near Renton with her husband and son.
During this event, Laura instructed Hau and Nia through a poetry writing activity, creating a poem inspired by the ideas and emotions we get from the landscape. Through a noticing walk, we gathered sensory input and primed our minds for new ideas and creativity to create a poem. Try your hand at this process and listen to the conversation here.