Capacity Building Presentations

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

 
 

Cedar

Presentation Length: 1 hr. 15 min
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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

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History of Trade Beads

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

Students will learn about the pre-contact and post contact history of trade beads in Canada. Students will also learn the importance of beading to Indigenous peoples of Canada.

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Introduction to Inuit Culture

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 3 4 5 6

The presenter will communicate knowledge of Inuit people and their history in Canada.

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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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Kumak's Fish

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 1 2 3

Students will listen to a humorous Inuit story, Kumak’s Fish - A Tall Tale from the Far North, written by Michael Bania.

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Paddle 2

Presentation Length: 75 Minutes
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Students will learn about symbols of Stó:lō People: the paddle, the canoe and the cedar tree. Students will learn about the Coast Salish eye design and assemble a paddle keychain to keep.

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Paddle Necklace

Presentation Length: 75 Minutes
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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 5

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 looms can be booked through the Ray & Millie Silver Library**

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Warrior Sticks

Presentation Length: 90 Minutes
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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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