Learning and acknowledging the history of a story shows respect for Indigenous peoples and recognizes their enduring relationship to the land. This story helped to raise awareness about the history of colonization and its role in suppressing Indigenous culture.
One day in the jungle a fire broke out
All the animals ran out of the jungle fearing for their lives
Suddenly the Jaguar saw a little hummingbird
The Jaguar asked him what he was doing and the bird said
“I am flying to the lake and get water to help put out the fire”
The jaguar laughed at him and said, “You’re crazy, you can’t put out this fire!”
The hummingbird replied, “At least I am doing my part.”