Category Archives: Indigenous Education
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’s account of losing her shiny new orange shirt on her first … Continue reading
Click on the Map to explore various First Peoples before contact to identify the names for research purposes: https://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/
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
Shane Koyczan author of “To This Day” is a great conversation starter about the lasting effects of nicknames and “Sticks and Stones” derived from a children’s rhyme. Here is an animated video of his poems.
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.