Category Archives: Aboriginal Education
Ms. Sherwood and Ms. Mauro’s class worked together to create moccasins.
After reading various aboriginal animal stories and reviewing online references on animal symbols, Division 9 students identified an aboriginal animal and teased its characteristics to explain their similarities.
Division 9 students selected which First Nations Animal best represented them after reading “Sharing Our World, Animals of the Native Northwest Coast” and other short stories such as “Hummingbird and the Fire” by David Bouchard, “We Greet the Four Animals” … Continue reading
Resource Links to stories about Animals Native American Animal Symbolism Animal Meanings Native Online Pure Spirit Legends and Symbols Squamish Native Symbols Historica Canada
All cultures have Elders from whom we can learn a wealth of knowledge with respect to relationships with others and with our environment. Who do you have in your life that you would consider an Elder? For next session, explain … Continue reading
Students from Ms. Mauro and Sherwood’s class working together to start the Moccasin Art Project. Delana was kind enough to show her moccasins with the beautiful bead-work.
Discover some interesting facts about First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture on Turtle Island.
“They made me feel warm and loved”: That is how Earl Einarson felt as a child when his foster mother gave him a special gift–a pair of moccasins that connected him to his First Nations culture. Years later, Einarson, who is … Continue reading
After participating in a Learning Circle workshop presented by Lori Magri, Brandi Price, Cailin Lau, et al., it became much clearer to me the importance of connecting to our ancestry and the connection to First People’s Principles of Learning. This … Continue reading