Carol Daniels – Aboriginal Artist, Writer and Storyteller

Carol Daniels Home

Carol Daniels is a writer, artist, and storyteller, and a member of the Cree First Nation. Her visual art has most recently been featured at the First Nations University of Canada and the Elsie Scherle Art Galleries. She has also has been inspiring students as a touring artist with the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society. She is currently working a new children’s book that will feature new, original stories and illustrations by Morin. Learn more about Carol Daniels.



Grade 3-5 Lesson Plans

Grade 3 Lesson Plans
Lesson Link
Grade 3 Soil Integration PDF
Grade 3 Plant Growth and Changes PDF
Grade 3 Prairies and the Land PDF
Grade 3 Cree and Nisga’a Integration Document PDF
Grade 3 Structures and Materials PDF
Grade 4 Lesson Plans
Lesson Link
Grade 4 Métis Origins and Contributions (list of resources) PDF
Grade 4 Identity PDF
Grade 4 Rocks, Minerals and Erosion PDF
Grade 5 Lesson Plans
Lesson Link
Grade 5 Science, Weather PDF
Grade 5 Forces and Simple Machines PDF
Grade 5 Science, Properties and Matter PDF
Grade 5 Poetry PDF


Junior (Grades 1-6) Lesson Plans – Four Direction Teachings(.com)

Lesson Plans to help you teach and understand Indigenous Worldviews and Culture

(Source: About the project: Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions by honoring the process of listening with intent as each elder or traditional teacher shares a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation. read more

view the Four Directions Teacher Resource Kit Guide

note* most links are in PDF format

Nation Lesson Plan Subject Strands Teachings Knowledge Additional Resources
(Grades 1-6)Blackfoot Lesson Plan Language Arts, Music, Dance The Tipi, The Circle Model, The Powwow
  • To identify the circle model as central to Blackfoot ideology
  • To identify the circle as the basis of the Blackfoot tipi and powwow
  • To identify the powwow as a traditional Aboriginal social gathering
Additional Resources
(Grades 1-6)Cree Lesson Plan Language Arts, Social Studies Four Directions, Four Aspects of Self
  • To gain insight as to the perpetual nature of life and death
  • To identify the Cree as an Aboriginal people with traditional beliefs
  • To recognize change as a natural process
Additional Resources
(Grades 1-6)Ojibwe Lesson Plan Geography, Natural Science, Astronomy The Medicine Wheel, Tradition, The Four Directions, The Centre of the Wheel
  • To identify the Ojibwe as an Aboriginal people with traditional teachings
  • To develop awareness of the natural environment
  • To become familiar with the meanings of the terms “Medicine Wheel”, “sacred”, “traditional”,
    “direction”, “respect” and “survival”
Additional Resources
(Grades 1-6)Mohawk Lesson Plan Social Studies Giving Thanks, Thanksgiving Address, Morning Prayer
  • Identify occasions in which social custom calls for giving thanks
  • To describe the benefits of demonstrating gratitude to others
  • To develop some awareness of people and things that make life meaningful
Additional Resources
(Grades 1-6)Mi’kmaq Lesson Plan Language Arts, Dramatic Arts, Visual arts, Healthy Living, Geography, Science Mi’kmaq Creation Story
  • To understand creation from a Mi’kmaq perspective
  • To reflect, deconstruct and evaluate the Mi’kmaq Creation Story
  • To develop some awareness of people and things that make life meaningful
Additional Resources

Additional Resources:

Thank you to all the elders and people involved in bringing these resources to the educational community. -FNER

Eastern James Bay Cree Language

Eastern James Bay Cree Language

This site is intended as a resource for Cree language teachers, literacy instructors, translators, linguists, and anyone who has an interest in the nuts and bolts of the Cree language. We hope that the live possibilities of the internet will encourage participation. We are seeking support form all who value linguistic diversity and want the Cree language to be alive and well in the 21st century and after.

There are two major dialects of East Cree: the Southern and the Northern dialects. Some, but not all pages are available in both dialects, depending on whether its author is a Southern or a Northern speaker. There is room in the databases to also include Inland and Coastal variations. Know that our intend is to find a balance between standardization and respect of speech diversity.

Website Sections
Reference Grammar and Linguistic Atlas
Resource Section

Visit East Cree.Org

Aboriginal Literatures in Canada – Teacher’s Guide

Authors: Renate Eigenbrod, Georgina Kakegamic and Josias Fiddler
Published By:
Grade Level: 9 -12
Excerpt:Aboriginal Literatures in Canada: A Teacher’s Resource Guide serves a double purpose: to encourage the teaching of Aboriginal literature in English high school curricula across the country because Aboriginal students deserve to be taught texts they can relate to and, because non-Aboriginal students should be educated about Aboriginal culture, history and contemporary life through the richness of Aboriginal writing with its innovative uses of the English language.

view the Resource Guide.


Online Cree Dictionary – Cree Language

Web based Cree Dictionary

Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority (MWCEA) and Dr. Earle Waugh Dir. Center for Culture & Health Family Medicine, University of Alberta (U of A) are partnering to develop a web based interactive First Nations language portal with dictionary and curriculum based resources to further the development for Cree language in Canada. In addition to translation function the system will allow the creation of flash cards and storyboard using the picture and the words (syllabics and English) from the database. Others features will be managed educational games such as word matching and puzzles. These games will have testing component to assess student learning. The system will include a database of Cree language lesson plans that will guide teachers in integrating First Nation Languages in the curriculum.

Online Cree Dictionary.

Path of the Elders – Treaty 9 Games! Aboriginal Cree – First Nations history, culture

Path of the Elders – Free Treaty 9 Games! Aboriginal Cree – First Nations history, culture.

About the Site

Wachiye! (hello) Ni mi nwe nihtn ota e ih tayan (I’m happy you are here)

This is the story of the Mushkegowuk and Anishinaabe Peoples of North-Eastern and North-Western Ontario, Canada and the signing of Treaty No. Nine (James Bay Treaty) in the indigenous territory known as Nishnawbe Aski Nation (People’s Land). Our goal is to provide you with an understanding of the historical times in which Mushkegowuk and Anishinaabe peoples signed Treaty No. Nine, and how this treaty has impacted the lives of our people.

We are very committed to documenting Elder knowledge that is slipping away in so many communities across Canada. Elder and traditional knowledge is a key resource that has been used to create the content for ‘On the Path of the Elders’.

Take your time now and explore the site. Jump right in and play the game, watch a video, view some photos or listen to a story. Read the essay. It contains a great deal of important, cultural information that will give you a firm understanding of the Mushkegowuk and Anishinaabe Peoples. Our hope is that this site enriches your life and you come to appreciate, more deeply, the history and culture of our people.

Walk with us, on the Path of the Elders.- Source (path of the

Berry Resources (Cultural uses, Literature Links, Berry Teachings) – Grade 1 -7

Aboriginal Resources – Topic: Berries

Cultural uses, Literature Links, Berry Teachings, Facts and More

Acknowledgements – Berry Resources – PDF.

Curriculum Connections- Berry Resources – PDF.

Chokeberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF.

Cranberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF.

Raspberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF.

Saskatoon Berry (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF.

Strawberries (Minisa)- Berry Resources – PDF.

Cross-Cultural Science & Technology Units

Aboriginal student participation in science and engineering is very low in Saskatchewan. Among the many reasons proposed to explain this fact, Aboriginal educators emphatically point to the vast cultural difference between Aboriginal worldviews of many students and the Western science worldview expressed in science courses. Without instruction meaningfully set in the context of the local community, many students (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal) find the science curriculum culturally foreign and inaccessible. Culturally sensitive approaches to teaching will treat science instruction as a cross-cultural event. There is a great diversity in cultures from community to community across the north. Thus, culturally sensitive instruction will vary from community to community.

The project focuses mainly on integrating Aboriginal science and technology with the provincial science curriculum (seven dimensions of scientific literacy). As the project expands in the future, science will be integrated with other subjects, much more than it will be in this preliminary project.

1. Natures’ Hidden Gifts: Grades 6-11
2. Snowshoes: Grades 7-9
3. Survival in Our Land: Grades 6-10
4. The Night Sky: Grades 8-11
5. Trapping: Grades 9-11
6. Wild Rice: Grades 8-11

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