Capacity Building Presentations

This is a consultation service provided by the Aboriginal Department to support teachers and Aboriginal Support workers at all schools to independently integrate these cultural presentations in the classrooms.

 
 

Cedar

Presentation Length: 1 hr. 15 min
Grades: 4 5

The presenter will explain how important the cedar tree was to the Stó:lō people. A video which demonstrates how Stó:lō people respectfully harvest the cedar tree will be shown.

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Ethnobotany Walk in Fish Trap Creek Park

Presentation Length: 2 Hours
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Two presenters will conduct a guided walk around Fish Trap Creek Park (Maclure and Old Yale). The class is to meet presenters under the arbor, behind the baseball diamond at Elwood Park.

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Indigenous Board Games

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: Kindergarten 1 2 3

The presenter will bring four 'board' games created from natural materials. The number of games played will depend on time and the number of students.

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Indigenous PE Games

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 4 5

Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice traditional Indigenous games. A brief overview of the importance of the games to the Indigenous people is given.

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Inuit Sculptures

Presentation Length: 3 Hours
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The presenter will introduce Inuit sculptures to the class through the use of Inuit stories.

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Paddle Necklace

Presentation Length: 75 Minutes
Grades: 3 4 5

Students will learn about the Four Directions and a symbol of Stó:lō People: the Paddle. Students will assemble a paddle necklace to keep and then draw a personal symbol onto their necklace.

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Rock Painting

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 2 3 4

Students will learn about the significance and history of pictographs and traditional rock paintings. They will decipher what they believe some pictographs communicated.

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Salish Weaving

Presentation Length: 5 Hours
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The presenter will warp a small loom for each student (maximum 17 looms = 34 students) to produce their own weaving.

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Sharing Circle 1

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: Kindergarten 1 2 3

The presenter will bring an object or talking stick to share with students. The students will be introduced to the history, the purpose and the expectations of a sharing circle.

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Sharing Circle 2

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 4 5

The presenter will bring al talking stick to share with students.

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Slahal

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The presenter teaches the basic skills for playing the traditional game Slahal. Slahal is a guessing game that dates back many, many generations and is played in Nations across North America.

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The Four Ladies

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 2 3 4

The presenter will bring four traditional dolls representing four major Aboriginal land regions.

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Warrior Sticks

Presentation Length: 90 Minutes
Grades: 5 6 7 8

Using wooden doweling, students will make their own warrior stick. The four colours on the stick: black, red, yellow and white symbolize a process for problem solving.

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