Monday, January 19, 2015

First Nations Studies - Teaching Tools

Use these resources to enhance BC First Nations Studies
B.C. First Nations Studies
Digital version of the course textbook jointly published by the Ministry of Education and Pacific Educational Press.

  • Teacher's Guide (including blackline masters and other extras)


Luskinikn - Mi'kmaq bannock

"A wonderful rustic quick bread"

"Luskinikn (loo-skin-e-gen) is the east coast or Mi'kmaq version of west coast bannock. It is a wonderful no yeast, rustic, quick bread. There are many recipes out there for bannock and our east coast version called luskinikn (loo-skin-e-gen). They all contain the same basic elements, flour, baking powder, salt, water. Some people add lard or oil, some add milk, some add raisins, some add oatmeal."


Studio to feature Mi'kmaq artisans and crafters

A spotlight on creative talent -> Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation

"Starting next month, the new Rotary Arts Centre in Corner Brook will partner with the band and host an emerging Mi'kmaq artist in studio space reserved for the Qalipu Artisans and Crafters Residency Program. "The program is there to support artisans and crafters, to help them inspire and support the artisans community network and give them an opportunity to promote and share their work in a creative environment," said Mitch Blanchard, the band's resource co-ordinator who's taking the lead on the project.