Category Archives: Aboriginal Education

The Moccasin Display

Ms. Sherwood and Ms. Mauro’s class worked together to create moccasins.

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What Aboriginal Animal Am I?

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.  

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Discovering Animals Characteristics

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

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Aboriginal Animal Symbolism

Resource Links to stories about Animals Native American Animal Symbolism Animal Meanings Native Online Pure Spirit Legends and Symbols Squamish Native Symbols Historica Canada

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Role of Elders in our Community

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

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Buddy Class Creating

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.

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Turtle Island Game

Discover some interesting facts about First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture on Turtle Island.              

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The Moccasin by Earl Einarson

“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

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Learning Circles

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

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Honouring our Aboriginal Veterans

Some of our most decorated Veterans are aboriginal people. Indigenous people have a long and proud tradition of military service in Canada. From the earliest days before Canada was even a country of its own, through the First and Second … Continue reading

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