Indigenous/First Nations

First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL)

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Source: Southern Gulf Islands Schools SD64

Decolonizing the Classroom

Incorporating First Peoples Principles of Learning with Social Justice and Inquiry

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Created by Cheryl Chu (UBC Teacher Candidate, 2020)

Infographic: First Peoples

Incorporating First Peoples Principles of Learning with Social Justice and Inquiry

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Created by Cheryl Chu (UBC Teacher Candidate, 2020)

Stories of Indigenous People and Cultures

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Explore the stories of Indigenous people and cultures around the world

Author Read Aloud: "How Raven Stole the Sun"

Run Time: 6:15 - May 7, 2020

Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address Greetings to the Natural World

In this age of growing climate crisis, the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address gives us pause to reflect on what is important to us as humans, who share the natural world. Looking back on Native American traditional ways and beliefs may help humanity move forward to create a more sustainable, harmonious and peaceful future..."Now our minds are one."


Source: Translation of the Mohawk version of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address was developed, published in 1993 and provided, courtesy of: Six Nations Indian Museum and the Tracking Project.
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Authentic First Peoples K-3 Learning Activities

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Source: First Nations Education Steering Committee (fnesc)

List of Books About Equity, Racism & Belonging

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Source: The Conscience Kid - Antiracist-Childrens Books

Superhero/ Villain Plant Cards

Each plant has its unique characteristics. Some have healing, poisonous and edible properties. Get students to creatively turn the plants they can find locally into superhero/ villain characters.

Shared by Jaymie Wei-Li Poh (UBC Teacher Candidate, 2020)

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Engage your students a nature scavenger hunt around your school neighbourhood and spot any on these local plants in BC. Learn more about the history of land and place through plants!

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Shared by Jaymie Wei-Li Poh (UBC Teacher Candidate, 2020)

First Nations Art

This lesson introduces students to the two shapes used in First Nations Art, ovoids and u-shapes. Students will learn to recognize the shapes in First Nations Art.

Shared by Haruka Higo (UBC Teacher Candidate, 2020)

Native Land Digital

Native Land Digital is an Indigenous-led nonprofit based in Vancouver, British Columbia which is primarily known for its free online map of Indigenous territories, treaties and languages, Educator’s Guide and Territory Acknowledgement Guide.

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Watch a webinar, “Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures, Languages, and Territories,” with Christine McRae from Native Land Digital.


Directed Drawing: "How Raven Stole the Sun"

Run Time: 1:30:23 - Apr 1, 2020

Blackbird sung in Mi'kmaq Language

Run Time: 4:23 - Jun 6, 2021
This is a compilation video for: "Residential Schools", with Emma Stevens singing the Mikmaq Version of the Beatles' song "Blackbird".

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