Thursday, May 1, 2014

Program brings Mi’kmaq culture to life for Grade 5 students

"Sharing culture with young people is important."

"Grade 5 students in Corner Brook have been studying aboriginal history and culture as part of their social studies program, but the lessons aren't just coming from a textbook.  For the past six weeks, members of the local Mi'kmaq community have been going into Humber Elementary and Sacred Heart sharing their culture and history with the students."


Monday, April 28, 2014

First Nations Peoples of British Columbia - Map

The rich diversity of the First Nations Peoples of BC
"This map is designed to illustrate the rich diversity of the First Nations Peoples of British Columbia. Like all maps, it is a rendition - a best attempt at reflecting a current reality, recognizing that "the map is not the territory"... The boundaries between territories are deliberately shown as blending into one another, in recognition of the complex territorial relationships involved."

Map is downloadable.

This site also lists names of the First Nations Peoples of BC as they are generally known today (with a phonetic guide to common pronunciation), and a reference to names they were given by explorers to the regions.


Indigenous Foundations - UBC

Explore topics that relate to Aboriginal peoples
"Welcome to Indigenous Foundations, an information resource on key topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. This website was developed to support students in their studies, and to provide instructors, researchers and the broader public with a place to begin exploring topics that relate to Aboriginal peoples, cultures, and histories. Indigenous Foundations was developed by the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people."