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Great Lakes Native Culture & Language –

This amazing website focuses on communities and culture around the Great Lakes. There are videos, stories and maps in the following topics: 1 .Language Apprentice – Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language 2. Powwow Trail – Keeping the Beat 3. Lake

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Posted in General, Language Arts

Native Voices (6 part video series) – Exploring Iroquois Culture Through Poetry and Storytelling

To commemorate Native American Heritage Month, Montgomery College invited Janet Marie Rogers, a Mohawk and Tuscarora Nations poet and performance artist, and Jan Longboat, a Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan cultural educator, to perform for Montgomery College students. Native Voices –

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Posted in Language Arts, Storytelling/Elders

Aboriginal Writing and Artwork from Aboriginal students across Canada.

Read the stories and view artwork done by Aboriginal students in Canada. The Canadian Aboriginal Writing & Arts Challenge is held every year (deadline March 31). Canada Our Story | Notre Histoire.

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Posted in Events, Language Arts

7 Generations series (Grades 9–12) – Teacher’s Guide

7 Generations* is an epic, four-part graphic novel series that spans three centuries and seven generations. The central character in the series is Edwin. Edwin, an Aboriginal teenager, must learn of his family’s past if he is to have any

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Posted in Grade 9-12, Language Arts

Language Arts Lesson Plans – Grades 1-12 (Dragonfly Canada)

Lesson Plans Download Discrimination & Identity Grade Levels: 7-12 Subjects: Language, English Objective:Students will gain an understanding of how bias and discrimination affect the lives and identities of Aboriginal peoples, and how experiencing bias and discrimination affects the choices people

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Posted in All Grades, General, Language Arts, Native Languages

Quill to Quill, Inc. – Literacy Products

CANADA’S First Alphabet, in QUILLAn Aboriginal Alphabet: Celebrating The ART of Native Literacy, the connection “ki” kinnection to the Land. Quill to Quill braids 3 languages into ONE Language, OUR language of the Land, honouring First Nations Languages, aboriginal peoples,

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Posted in Language Arts

English Grade 10 and 11 First Peoples

English First Peoples (EFP) is an exciting addition to the high school curriculum that offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through literature. Source:

Posted in Grade 9-12, Language Arts, Worldviews

Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12

Circle of Stories Lesson Plans: Grades 8-12 Lesson Plan Subject Description Link Lesson 1: It’s All Part of the Story Language Arts/Theater Storytelling reflects the rich cultural and religious heritage of the generations before us, and it leads us to

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Posted in Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Guidance and Career Education, Language Arts, Science and Technology

The Connection – Educational Grassroots Publications

– Graphic Novels, T-Shirts, Fundraisers, Educational Publications

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Posted in Language Arts, Publishers

Language Arts – Lesson Plans

Language Arts – Lesson Plans Book List Book Title Author Genre I’m In Charge Of Celebrations Byrd Baylor Picture Book (Prose-Poetry) A Salmon for Simon Betty Waterton Betty Waterton Baseball Bats for Christmas Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak Picture Book (anecdotal) Storm

Posted in Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade K-2, Language Arts

Learning Activities: Canadian Museum of Civilization

Learning About Aboriginal Culture Title Grade Level Students will: Lesson Plan Making Do With What You Have Kindergarten-Grade 4 identifying plant and animal materials used to make everyday objects Lesson Plan Amazing Objects Grades 2-4 to interpret their artifacts by

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Posted in Clothing, Grade 3-5, Grade 6-8, Grade 9-12, Grade K-2, History, Language Arts

Aboriginal Perspectives – Video Teaching Resources

Teaching Resources 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,

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Posted in All Grades, Arts, Clothing, General, Guidance and Career Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Way of Life

Author Cynthia Smith (Muscogee Creek Nation) Children’s & YA Lit Resources

Official Author Site of Cynthia Leitich Smith and Home of Children’s and YA Literature Resources.

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“What the Elders Have to Say” – Videos

Elders connect us to… Wisdom, Humour, Love and Life. Kisiku’k iknmuksi’k… Nsituo’qn, Kiso’ltimkewey, Kesaltultimkewey aq Mimajuaqn. Watch Elder videos, Storytelling and Music Videos. Various topics include: pow wow, humour, child rearing, culture, writing, and more. watch more Elder videos here

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Posted in Language Arts, Music, Storytelling/Elders, Videos

SAY Magazine

SAY Magazine. The largest national lifestyle magazine for and about about Native people – the largest growing demographic in North America, SAY Magazine, now in our tenth year, has grown to include four regular issues plus annual Best Practice in

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Posted in Books and Authors, Language Arts

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