Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Video -The 6,000-Year-Old Village

Hauyat - ancient village
Learn more about a landscape touched by a people.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Indigenous Games for Children

A collection of traditional Indigenous activities

"The Indigenous Games for Children Resource is a collection of traditional Indigenous games and activities to help front line leaders introduce or reconnect children to recreational and sport activities that reflect the rich cultural heritage of our Indigenous peoples across Canada. Through consultation with Indigenous communities and cultural organizations, researchers and existing publications, this resource is a collection of activity cards for use by leaders working with children in a program setting. There are several activities that put children in touch with nature. Indigenous people in Canada have always had a special bond with their natural environments and for many years, depended entirely upon Mother Earth for their survival. "


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Traditional Food "Fact Sheets"

Fish, Hunting, and more

This PDF compilation of traditions food "Fact Sheets" offers a comprehensive overview of food that would have been historically consumed (and still are in certain regions.) by First NAtions across BC: Salmon, Moose, Bivalves, Deer, Seaweed, Berries, Roots, etc.


How can we embed Truth and Reconciliation in every school?

A journey for all students and educators

This one-page handout offers practical advice for teachers wanting to be more intentional in how they embed Indigenous perspectives into their instruction.

"Eleven of the ninety-four Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) final report are specific to education. Call to Action 63, "Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect," challenges Canadian education systems to focus on students' understanding of Indigenous human rights and social justice initiatives. Non-Indigenous students are now beginning to learn about the truth of residential schools, treaties and other long-standing issues facing Indigenous communities such as lack of clean drinking water, housing and food shortages. Truth and reconciliation is a spiritual and emotional journey required of all students and educators – from the head to the heart – that will unfold differently for everyone."


Monday, May 27, 2019

"Empowering the Spirit" Website

Educational Resources to Support Reconciliation

"This website provides support for all levels within school jurisdictions to increase awareness, understanding and application of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, perspectives and ways of knowing for the purpose of implementing treaty and residential schools education and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action for education."

Friday, May 24, 2019

Treaties and the Treaty Relationship - Canada's History

A More Balanced Understanding of Treaties

Browse the PDF versions of these documents and access the educators' guides that come with them.

"The Canada's History Treaties issue features guest editor Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross from the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. Contributing writers, from throughout Canada, have shared their insights and knowledge on a wide variety of aspects of Treaty history and the Treaty Relationship. As Commissioner Ross states in her Forward: "For too long, Canadians have learned about Treaties with First Nations from a singular, non-First Nations perspective. The goal of this special issue is to try to provide a more balanced understanding of Treaties and the Treaty relationship."

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sxwi'em': Stories from the Hul'q'umi'num' people

spulqwitth'e' 'i' kwasun – Owl and Star –

Explore this site to hear poems and stories in the Island dialect. This is an excellent resource for hearing (and seeing) Hul'q'umi'num'.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

WorkBC Career Guide for Indigenous people

Information on career planning, employment, and education and training

This guide has been developed through a collaboration of provincial Ministries and Indigenous partners. It provides information on career planning, employment, and education and training resources available for Indigenous job seekers in British Columbia.


Friday, February 1, 2019

Dreamcatcher Bios

The life stories of amazing, successful game changers

"Dreamcatcher Bios tells the life stories of amazing, globally successful game changers and how their spirit got them to the top. These Indigenous heroes tell the stories of the tribulations they endured and the eventual triumphs that they celebrate. Learn about their ambitions and goals, the challenges they faced, and the adversities they overcame, to make it big as the inspirational actors, athletes, astronauts, and musicians we all know and love."

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Musqueam Teaching Kit

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm: qʷi:l̕qʷəl̕ ʔə kʷθə snəw̓eyəɬ ct

This is the downloadable resource that accompanies the MOA kit on Musqueam culture and language.
"This teaching kit offers educators a unique opportunity to learn from us about our rich history and our contemporary lives. We have provided you with a wealth of information on our community, past and present. We do this first in each section of the Teacher's Resource because it is important to us that we provide educators with as full a picture as possible. Each chapter begins with quotes from Musqueam community members as a way to start the learning process and to reinforce that we, as Musqueam people, are sharing our history xʷməθkʷəy̓əm: qʷi:l̕qʷəl̕ ʔə kʷθə snəw̓eyəɬ ct 2 Musqueam: giving information about our teachings Teaching Kit Overview and our culture with you and your students. We hope these quotes, drawn from in-person interviews, will guide you, inspire you, and encourage you and your students to learn more about us. Our goal is to build a better understanding of our history, our language, and our culture. Each of the learning resources in the kit is supported by instructions, guided activities, and suggested discussion questions that draw on aspects of our rich culture."