Downloadable Resources and Interactive Websites

FNESC Resources

FNESC works at the provincial level to provide services in the areas of research, communications, advocacy, program administration and networking.

Website: www.fnesc.ca/

FNESC Resources: www.fnesc.ca/learningfirstpeoples/

Click the following links to get the free downloadable resource:

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EXPLORING THE GREAT BEAR SEA Curriculum

EXPLORING THE GREAT BEAR SEA

Based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future by Green Fire Productions can be used to engage students in an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea exploring a variety of themes such as Indigenous Knowledge, collaborative science, marine planning, biodiversity, sustainable resource management and marine stewardship.

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SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES: Grade 4-7

SOCIAL STUDIES: Grade 11 & 12

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Grade 11 & 12

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HISTORICAL TIMELINE

The First Nations Historical Timeline, provides a chronological, historical record of the First Nations people in British Columbia.

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8TH FIRE a provocative, high-energy journey through Aboriginal country showing you why we need to fix Canada’s 500 year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples; a relationship mired in colonialism, conflict and denial.  Suitable for secondary.

www.cbc.ca/8thfire//2011/11/tv-series-8th-fire.html

EPISODE 1: Indigenous in the City

EPISODE 2: It’s Time!

EPISODE 3: Whose Land Is It Anyway?

EPISODE 4: At the Crossroads

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RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL INFO, UNITS, PROJECTS, & ACTIVITIES

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Website

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They Came For the Children: Historical document about Indian Residential Schools, document released by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS & RECONCILIATION: Grade 5, 10, 11/12 Units

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THE SECRET PATH Lesson Plans

www.downiewenjack.ca/learning/secret-path-learning-resources​

THE SECRET PATH Documentarywww.cbc.ca/arts/secretpath/gord-downie-s-secret-path-airs-on-cbc-october-23-1.3802197

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PROJECT OF HEART CANADA & BC

The Project of Heart is an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada

projectofheart.ca/

Project of Heart BC

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GLADYS WE NEVER KNEW

This eBook is intended to be an interactive resource leading educators from the story to the ‘back story’ utilizing links on each page to offer related resources. Throughout this book you will find Project of Heart tiles with an ‘aura’ which indicates that this is a link. Click on each of these tiles to find additional resources including films, videos, documents, articles, activities and more.

www.bctf.ca/GladysWeNeverKnew/

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THE BLANKET EXERCISE 

kairosblanketexercise.org/about

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RECONCILIATION POLE Information

An excellent pdf on James Hart’s (Haida master carver and Hereditary Chief) Reconciliation Pole that was installed at UBC in early April, 2017.  This great teaching tool provides a visual of the pole & a description of the time before, during, and after Canada’s residential schools.  See page five for visual on the following link.

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TREATY INFORMATION, RESOURCES, & INTERACTIVE WEBSITE
Understanding the B.C. Treaty Process assists teachers in responding to questions and in facilitating classroom discussions about the treaty process. The report was prepared by the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the BCTF, and the Tripartite Public Education Committee, with support from the B.C. Treaty Commission.
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The British Columbia Treaty Process Awareness Test was developed by Brian Domney, Negotiator in the Treaty Negotiations Division of the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.
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THE GOVENORS LETTERS Website

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Grade 5 to 12

This website provides learning materials about the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia before the province was created in 1871.

www.govlet.ca/en/index.php

www.govlet.ca/en/pdf/cc2-blm-1.pdf

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Douglas Treaties translated into indigenous languages of Vancouver Island for first time!

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COAST SALISH INFORMATION, RESOURCES, & INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

 

COAST SALISH 13 MOONS 

Possible Ways to use the Coast Salish 13 Moons in your school.

The print resource can be found in your schools library.

The online Race Rocks version includes suggested discussion & connection questions for the moons, with some modification of the book content.

www.racerocks.com/racerock/jason/firstnations/acknowledgement.html

www.firstvoices.com/en/SENCOTEN/stories

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HOUSE POSTS Information & Craft Activity

Do you know the difference between house posts and totem poles? Coast Salish people attach large carved planks to the inside or outside of Big Houses or carve the large posts that form the structure of Big Houses.

The following link includes a hand-on craft activity for younger students.  The package also includes information & visuals to explain the difference between “Totem Poles” and Coast Salish House Posts.

abed.sd79.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/1-Coast-Salish-House-Posts-2.pdf

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A JOURNEY INTO TIME IMMEMORIAL Website (English & French)

A website about the Xa:ytem historic site near Mission.  This awesome website has won the Grand Prize at the UNESCO International Council of Museums awards!

Based on First Nations traditional knowledge, & developed by Simon Fraser University in collaboration with staff of the Xa:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Center, it is an artistic & cultural interpretation of Sto’:lo Coast Salish Culture – includes a virtual walkthrough of seashore & longhouse village, with written text & video clips describing cultural activities.

www.sfu.museum/time

www.sfu.museum/time/en/flash/

Grades 6 to 10 ELA LESSON PLANS:
www.sfu.museum/time/en/educatorresources/3/

Grades 6 to Grade 10 SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON PLANS:
www.sfu.museum/time/en/educatorresources/2/

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SALISH WEAVE: COAST SALISH Print Collection

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Perpetual Salish: Coast Salish Art in the Classroom is an online resource for teachers, offering cross-curricular lesson plans to engage students & facilitate understanding of Coast Salish culture & art.

This site is based on the 2015 exhibition Perpetual Salish: Contemporary Coast Salish Art from the Salish Weave Collection, curated by Coast Salish artist lessLIE.

Lesson plans are available on the Salish Weave website: salishweave.com/sw2017/school-program
Teacher Notes for the Salish Weave Box Sets can be found here: sd79.bc.ca/services/district-resource-centre/new-resources/
Salish Weave Twitter: @salishweave
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FIRST PEOPLES OF THE WATERWAY: LEGEND OF CAMOSUN, & SHELL MIDDEN INFORMATION CRD Article
Aboriginal people have lived on the land around the Gorge Waterway and Portage Inlet for more than 4,000 years. For more information see the link:
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FIRST VOICES Website for Language, Traditional Stories, & Games
FirstVoices is an internationally recognized online Indigenous language archiving and teaching resource that allows indigenous communities to document their language for future generations.
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SALISH HARVEST Website
Information & pictures of local Coast Salish plants & foods.

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NORTHWEST COAST INFORMATION, RESOURCES, & INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

LIVING TRADITION THE KWAKWAK’WAKW POTLACH OF THE NORTHWEST COAST 10 Downloadable Lessons

The Kwakwaka‘wakw of British Columbia have built a rich culture that reflects and acknowledges the riches in nature.  This website includes lessons cultural ways of life: potlatch, mourning, copper, cedar, masks, dances, songs, habitat, totem poles, and more!  It contains relevant information, photographs, audio and film clips, & a virtual tour.  Suitable for upper primary and intermediate students.

www.umistapotlatch.ca/enseignants-education-eng.php

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SEASONAL ROUNDS

 

MY SEASONAL ROUND Online Resource

This resource is useful to understanding the concept of Seasonal Rounds such as the Coast Salish 13 Moons, as seen above.

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TRADITIONAL FOODS Information 

 

FIRST NATION TRADITIONAL FOODS SHEETS

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NUTRITIONAL FOOD FACT SERIES online resource

www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/files/td_170-175.pdf

Nutritional Fact Sheet Series

A resource that includes Food Fact Sheets with nutritional information about the most commonly eaten traditional foods, as well as the most popular vegetables, in the Northwest Territories.

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ABORIGINAL FOOD GUIDE:

Moose stew? Char? Blueberries? Bannock? For the first time, a national food guide has been created which reflects the values, traditions and food choices of First Nations, Inuit and Metis.

This guide includes both traditional foods & store-bought foods that are generally available, affordable, & accessible across Canada.

See the link for unique images & content:

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/fnim-pnim/index-eng.php

Download Guide Here:

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 TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science – Book 

Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.

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Nature Conservancy Resource
Packed with lesson plans ranging from grade 3-12, resources, videos and current 2016/2017 articles.
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GAMES

 

GAMES OF CHANCE including Lahal

web.uvic.ca/~tpelton/fn-math/

www.uvic.ca/research/centres/carbc/assets/docs/iminds/gam-lahal.pdf

 

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MATH

 

MATH CATCHER Videos

mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/stories

Math: Patterns Through Coast Salish Weaving lesson by Nadine McSpadden.

She did the lesson with grade 2 students, but  it could be used at various grade levels.

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COUNT 1 TO 10 IN SENCOTEN & HUL’Q’UMI’NUM’

The following links will support incorporating language in your classroom:
Hul’q’umi’num’ numbers 1-10 in written form:
abed.sd79.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Numbers-Skwshem.pdf –
Hul’q’umi’num’ numbers 1-10 audio version
Sencoten Phrases including counting
www.firstvoices.com/en/SENCOTEN/phrase-books

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METIS INFORMATION, RESOURCES, & VIRTUAL WEBSITE

 

METIS NATION OF BC

Press HERE to access the Metis Nation BC website that is full of great resources to support your classroom exploration of the Metis Nation.

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GABRIEL DUMONT INSTITUTE OF NATIVE STUDIES & APPLIED RESEARCH Virtual Museum of Metis History & Culture Website

www.metismuseum.ca/

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BRINGING METIS CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TO LIFE Lesson Plans

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MUSIC
TRAVELING STICK GAME Song by Sherryl Sewepagaham, First Nations Cree/Dene ancestry

artsalive.ca/pdf/mus/map/travelling-stick-game-song.pdf

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OTHER DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

WE LEARN TOGETHER – A Resource Guide for Bringing Canadian Indigenous Culture Into the Classroom.

Find useful information, lessons, and more in this valuable resource.

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INDIGENOUS & NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA Resources

Find exercises, projects and activities for students aged 4 to 16.

www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1302868012055/1302868605384

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SHARED LEARNINGS Document

Shared Learnings, the K-10 support document for the integration of First Nations material throughout the curriculum.

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