The Law Project was created by Monro Communications for British Columbia Social Studies Teachers’ Association. The topics covered are: First Nations, Residential Schools, Women, Youth, National Security, Environment, and Human Rights. Although presently matched only to British Columbia curriculum, the documents, lesson plans and assignments offered here in PDF format may be of use in building rich teaching units in other jurisdictions.
Source: The Law Project
Squamish Lil’wat Mathematics and Culture E-book
Developed for the Northwest Mathematics Conference, Whistler, 2009 by Kanwal Singh Neel and John Pusic. This booklet contains resources designed to assist teachers and students to explore mathematics and culture through the lens of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.
Included are themes such as:
Cultural / Eco-Tourism
Paintings and Petroglyphs
Designing and Building a Canoe
Carving Totem Poles
Weavers at Work
Drums and Drumming
Lil’Wat Pit House
Each theme is connected to BIG IDEAS in Mathematics and questions are provided to promote mathematical conversations. Additionally, space is provided for notes and reflections.
PDF File Size: 1.36 MB (1,431,011 bytes)
PDF Page Count: 27
This manual is supported by a Web page (www.mikinak.net) with additional information and activities.
Source: First Nations Education Council mikinak.net
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has compiled these resources for teachers and educators who are looking for ways to introduce the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls into the classroom.
Introduction for Teachers and Educators
The Voices of Snuneymuxw Virtual Museum highlights the unique language and dialect of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Island Hul’q’umin’um. This site also brings together, for the first time in one place, some Snuneymuxw artifacts that are currently being held in museum collections around the world. It is the intent of the Snuneymuxw First Nation to one day repatriate or bring these objects home. There are other objects showcased here that are not held within museums at all, but are representative of living Snuneymuxw culture. [read more]
What’s on the Website ~ podcasts, Elder’s songs, virtual museum collections, language, storytelling, interviews and much more!
August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Here is a great website for teachers called the Indigenous Peoples – Cybershoolbus – created by the United Nations. Also a fact sheet on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples PDF – Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples .
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 Superior Whitefish – Carrying on a Family Tradition
4. Prayers in a Song – Learning Language Through Hip-Hop
5. Living Language – Menominee Language Revitalization
Source: National Post
“Indian Givers” (2012) is a mixed-art documentary film, produced by the Sarnia/Aamjiwnaang-based Kiijig Collective, made collaboratively by and for Native and non-Native youth, shot and edited by Ian Alexander of Rocketship Productions and SCITS student Sadie Mallon. This 60-minute film invites the audience on a journey with the characters by stepping into their lives as they reveal the survival of their spiritual identities in today’s world.INDIAN GIVERS – YouTube.