A mural project & tool guide for educators and students across Ontario
The Noc Bay Trading Company (Noc Bay Publishing) “Learning Circle” provides instruction sheets on dance clothing items.
There are 90 instruction sheets available at:Noc Bay Learning Circle
Making Regalia with Juaquin Lonelodge
Juaquin Lonelodge is a former national Men’s Fancy Dance champion and master regalia craftsman. In these videos Juaquin takes you step by step through the processes of Making Regalia. Credit: Cheyenne Arapaho Television at http://www.catv47.com.
Making Regalia – Episode 1 – making geometric design work (tipi/teepee applique)
Making Regalia – Episode 2-Juaquin explains heat bond and makes preparations for sewing the project.
Making Regalia – Episode 3 – Working with heat bond templates and preparing to transfer onto final regalia.
Making Regalia – Episode 4 – Juaquin takes us into the colorful world of beading.
Making Regalia – Episode 5 -Juaquin continues his beading project.
Making Regalia – Episode 6 – How to Make a Jingle Dress (part 1)
Making Regalia – Episode 7 – How to Make a Jingle Dress (part 2), step by step, everything we need to know about making a jingle dress.
Making Regalia – Episode 8 – Jingle Dress (conclusion), step by step, everything we need to know about making a jingle dress.
Making Regalia – Episode 9 – Juaquin begins construction on a boy’s fancy dance apron.
Making Regalia – Episode 10 – Boy’s Fancy Dance Apron (pt.2)
Junior Division – Drawing Unit
Drawing it Out
Lead Writer: Tanya Senk
Unit Writer: Shelley Dennis
Reviewer: Lisa Sanders
Grade 6, Visual Arts: Drawing
The purpose of this unit is to infuse Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) perspectives into the curriculum through Visual Arts. It is important to avoid replicating and producing stereotypical representations of Aboriginal peoples. Therefore, teachers need to include lessons on how contemporary Aboriginal artists create art to comment on identity, society and the world.
Through this unit, students will explore and strengthen their own sense of identity, will reaffirm their value systems, and will see their place in society through experiencing Aboriginal teachings such as, The Seven Grandfather Teachings (Anishnawbe) and through the teachings embedded in Ontario’s Character Education resource called, Finding Common Ground. The student’s explorations, discoveries and learning will be represented through a range of drawing experiences.
Teachers are encouraged to access local and provincial resource support to Aboriginal studies and should invite Aboriginal artist, story tellers, and Elders into the classroom from their local communities wherever possible.
This manual is supported by a Web page (www.mikinak.net) with additional information and activities.
Source: First Nations Education Council mikinak.net
Traditionally, First Nations cultures relied on oral story telling as the main means to pass on cultural information. Sharing the Seven Sacred Teachings through Puppetry helps students acquire more information about this oral tradition.
Sharing_the_Seven_Sacred_Teachings_Oct7.pdf (application/pdf Object).
Key Learning Areas:
Learn how to make traditional dance items from drums to jewellery to bustles! Instructions in PDF format.Noc Bay Learning Circle.
First People of America and Canada website – Native American Indians. Turtle Island. Legends, Treaties, Clipart.
Make cultural connections in your classroom! Videos, power point presentations and activities!
|Teaching Ideas||Curriculum Connections|
|Tipi raising with Tim Haywahe||K-8: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and Language Arts|
Tipi raising with Elder Glen Anaquod
|K-8: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and Language Arts|
Cassandra Opikokew Journalist
|Arts Education, Career Guidance, Mathematics and Native Studies|
Birch bark biting with Rosella Carney
|Mathematics and Sciences|
|Tara Littlechief Nurse||Arts Education, Mathematics and Social Studies|
Kelly Quewezance Social Worker
|Mathematics and Social Studies|
|Dr. Alika Lafontaine Physician||Arts Education, Mathematics and Social Studies|
Source: Aboriginal Perspectives: faculty and students at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Copper Thunderbird Guide.pdf. Norval Morriseau
can also be used as a Novel Study to coincide with the book: Marie Clements (Author) Copper Thunderbird. Talonbooks.
A project by and for indigenous
The Wapikoni, traveling studio training and audiovisual and musical creation, has been around for seven years in First Nations communities of Quebec. Created by filmmaker Manon Barbeau, Wapikoni was co-founded by the Council of the Nation Atikamekw and the Youth Council of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador.