Little Drum



Workshop: Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families

Victoria - November 19

Vancouver - December 3

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Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First Prize for Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience

The 2014 winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books every year were announced on September 27th.

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Carolyne Taylor - Interview with Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent and is the proud Mom of eleven year old twins. She is an award winning author, international speaker and sought after consultant. Her career has focused on strengthening the understanding of historical trauma on Indigenous Children and families and fostering paradigm shifts that focus on the strength and resiliency of the First Peoples in Canada. She is well known for her warmth, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience. Monique has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 23 years.

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The Ripple Effect of Resiliency - Used in Curriculum Design

Little Drum's resource The Ripple Effect of Resiliency: Strategies for Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children is now being used to design classroom curriculum in Squamish and Victoria School Districts, as well as a teaching resource in Early Childhood Educator courses across the country.

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Royal Oak Middle School Interview

Watch Monique Gray Smith as she is interveiwed by Grade 8 students at Royal Oak Middle School about Resilience.










Coming in Spring 2016


Monique Gray Smith has her first Children's Board Book coming out with Orca Books in Spring 2016.