Cultural Exhibits

Cultural Exhibits were created with the purpose to integrate these cultural presentations into the classrooms by your schools Indigenous Support Worker.
Please connect with the Indigenous Support Worker at your school. Let them know which Cultural Exhibit you are interested in booking.
Some of these Cultural Exhibits can be completed by the ISW and for the ones they cannot, a virtual presentation on Microsoft Teams can be requested.

 
 

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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