I apologize to anyone that I may have offended by my last post. This was not my intention. I have removed it from the blog reluctantly and was very upset at the reaction/comments from a few readers.
This blog was created as a resource to teachers and educators. First Nations culture is a very important component of the elementary curriculum and art projects help to reinforce this. To me this was no different than when I teach Pysanky(Ukrainian), Wycinanki (Polish), Tapas(South Pacific), Wayang Kulit(Indonesian), etc, etc, etc.
If we want to encourage our youth to develop an understanding of the culture, art, history and the profound significance First Nations have on our country's identity we need to be willing to share it. I was not trying to exploit it only trying to encourage students/kids from Canada and around the world to try creating some of their own artwork in this style to foster education, understanding, compassion, and a connection with this part of our country's heritage.