INDIGENOUS EDUCATION ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Here are some activities you and your child can do from home to engage with learning around Indigenous Education!
NATIVE LAND: TERRITORY & LANGUAGE GROUP MAP
- A Guide to the Pronunciation of Indigenous Communities and Organizations in BC
This is an online space for Indigenous communities to share and promote language, oral culture and linguistic history including recordings, dictionaries, songs and stories.
Also check out this INTERACTIVE First Peoples Language Map
THEIR VOICES WILL GUIDE US
Their Voices will Guide Us - created by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls. This informative and easy-to-follow guide is organized into sections by grade levels: Early learners-Grade 4, Grades 5-8, and Grades 9-12 and beyond... click on the attached link or scroll down to find out more.
MOOSE HIDE CAMPAIGN
Educational Activities and Videos
Order your moose hide pieces for FREE. Each comes with a card in both English and French. English and french resources added.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY
RESOURCES & IDEAS: information to assist with understanding & planning Orange Shirt Day with links to videos and printable resources.
UBC INDIGENOUS FOUNDATIONS
UBC Indigenous Foundations: "an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada such as the Residential School System, the 60's Scoop) Select a broader theme in the navigation bar, to the left, and explore from there. click here
RECONCILIATION FILM PROJECT
"The 7th Generation Our Ancestors Prayed For" is a short documentary style film that features the voices of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Aboriginal children and youth. The film makes up part of the Reconciliation Film Project, which is a collaborative initiative between the Caring Society and Productions Cazabon on a multi-media children and youth response campaign to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action.
THE 8TH FIRE
8TH Fire "draws from an Anishinaabe prophecy that declares now is the time for Aboriginal peoples and the settler community to come together and build the '8TH Fire' of justice and harmony." Our district has access to this resource and booklet through the DLC.
The Story of the Métis in Canada
Our Métis Elders, Indigenous Support workers, students, teachers, administrators, Spruce City Wildlife Association, and parents of School District 57 collaborated to produce a film illustrating the timeline (story) of the Métis in Canada, filmed right here in Prince George, BC. Embedded in the process were key learning outcomes in Social Studies, Applied Design, Skills and Technology, and Arts Education, grades 4-9.
MICHIF LANGUAGE THROUGH STORIES
Learn Michif using our lessons and audio files. Use the filtering below to select the appropriate reading level and then filter by topic, story or by keyword. Click here to request the workbooks for kindergarten to grade 1, grades 2-4, or grades 5-6—as well as the glossary and bonus materials. For more information on the Michif Language Through Stories curriculum, please visit the Michif Language Project page.
MEET SMALL NUMBER - MATH CATCHER
Indigenous stories about a character Small Number and his family that explore different number concepts. Short, fun videos that focus on family, love between them, and how they find math in everyday situations. Each one has a few open-ended questions for parents and children to delve into a variety of different math concepts.
LAND BASED MATH ACTIVITIES
Ideas from K to 12 to help you decolonize your math class by teaching it in the great outdoors.
BIRCH BARK HEARTS PROJECT
The Birch Hearts Project was developed through Health Arts Research Centre by Marion Erickson for use in Dakelh Territory for teachers. Its purpose is to use art and Dakelh mediums of expression to assist young people to envision themselves in health and wellness careers.
INDIGENOUS ART ADVENTURES WITH LANCE CARDINAL
Join Lance Cardinal on YouTube as he shares Northern Cree culture through art projects, doing what he can to help bridge the gap of understanding between Indigenous and Non-indigenous Canadians. Lance incorporates basic Cree words, numbers and colours into the art project and features Famous Indigenous Artists and their works.
MICHELLE STONEY ART
Michelle Stoney Art links for colouring pages.
EXPLORING ART AS INSPIRATION FOR CHANGE
Join Isaac Murdoch "Bomgiizhik", a Cree artist from Serpent River First Nation to explore his art, access colouring pages, audio recordings, video links, suggested inquiries and possible activities to connect the learning by finding out more and taking action!
INDIGENOUS ART COLOURING PAGES
Many Indigenous art coloring pages from many nations across the world for students to color.
INDIGENOUS GAMES FOR CHILDREN FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ACROSS CANADA
The Indigenous Games for Children Resource is a collection of traditional Indigenous games and activities
to help front line leaders introduce or reconnect children to recreational and sport activities that reflect the
rich cultural heritage of our Indigenous peoples across Canada.
5 INDIGENOUS GAMES
5 Indigenous games to play with your children.
ACTIVITIES AND GAMES
A list of the best Indigenous Peoples Day ideas, activities and games from teambuilding.com
CBC KIDS: GAMES VIDEOS & ACTIVITIES
Commercial-free, authentic Indigenous programming your child can grow with.
View the schedule below for showtimes on APTN or start your free trial with APTN lumi to watch selected shows online anytime and anywhere.
Find out more at watchaptnlumi.ca
INDIGENOUS AUTHORS/STORIES LIBRARY
Click on the Indigenous Story Book to hear the story read aloud on YouTube.
FIRST NATIONS STORIES/LEGENDS FOR KIDS
This YouTube Playlist features a variety of narrated stories of Indigenous Peoples from around the world.
CBC REVISION QUEST
ReVision Quest "mixes personal storytelling, current affairs interviews and comedy to explore issues affecting Native peoples today, kicking some ass-umptions about Aboriginal life along the way. It's a show about the First Nations experience, created by all First Nations producers."
CBC LEGENDS PROJECT
The Legends Project "is a compilation of traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada’s Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across the country from coast to coast to coast. They are transcribed, lightly dramatized, cast within the communities, and recorded in English and the native language."
MOLLY OF DENALI YOUTUBE TV SHOW SERIES
Molly helps her mom and dad run the Denali Trading Post, a general store, bunkhouse, and transport hub in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska. Each episode follows Molly, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini on their daily adventures in Alaska, from fishing to building snow forts to delivering a camera to friends on a volcano via dog sled.
MOLLY OF DENALI ACTIVITIES
Molly of Denali games, videos, podcasts and activities for students to play, learn and listen too.
iPortal a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginal peoples of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond.
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITY PACK
This brilliant and informative National Indigenous history month pack features incredible resources to tach your children about the history, diversity and heritage of the Indigenous peoples of Canada.
CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CANADA
Government of Canada Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Learning Activities and Guides
Full Circle: First Nations, Metis, Inuit Ways of Knowing contains approaches and lesson plans for teachers. This is the pdf document and there is a DVD that is intended to accompany it.
FOUR DIRECTIONS TEACHINGS
Four Directions Teachings (Central/Eastern Canada) interactive resource. A visually Stunning audio narrated resource for learning about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy from five diverse First Nations in Canada.
French & English.
FN CARING SOCIETY | HAVE A HEART DAY | SHANNEN'S DREAM | SPIRIT BEAR
The Caring Society Shannen's Dream provides opportunities for children and youth of all backgrounds to collaborate, think creatively about the future and inspire one another to lead social change.
7 Free Ways to make a difference
Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the opportunity to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.
Explore the Spirit Bear books and their learning guides for free, they are available online. Then watch Spirit Bear and Children Make History! We will be sharing the link to watch the film for free on our social media during February 14 - 18, 2022.
HOW TO MAKE BANNOCK
Nathan “Kaanaax Kuwoox” Wilson (Indigenous Educator and Cultural Enhancement Facilitator) from Delta BC shows how to make Bannock in his video. The recipe is included so families can make this at home if they choose. This activity encourages children to measure, use different math concepts ( you can double or halve recipe creating opportunities to make fractions, do math operations etc….) as well as an opportunity to create a delicious indigenous treat.
LESSONS FROM THE EARTH AND BEYOND
This comprehensive resource aims to bring about important conversations and critical inquiries into the importance of Indigenous knowledge systems. These systems of knowledge are complex, diverse and sophisticated, just as the Indigenous civilizations that they come from are. This resource presents many opportunities to engage in critical explorations and consider how multiple knowledge systems can come into dialogue with one another.
Equally important is our connection and relationship with all of creation. It is our hope that through this resource, all people will be able to realize their roles and responsibilities in order to restore our relationships with each other and creation.