Saturday, October 17, 2015

Aboriginal presence - all around us

While walking from Granville Island towards Terra Breads around False Creek, my wife and I came across this beautiful welcoming pole - with no inscription or explanation - a silent witness to the historic presence of the Coast Salish people.

Friday, October 16, 2015

BCTF Project of Heart eBook

Illuminating the history of Indian Residential Schools in BC

(online ebook and downlaodable PDF)
This resource is useful for building background and context for BC teachers on this topic, and selected pages could be used with high school students.

"This eBook is intended to be an interactive resource leading educators from the story to the 'back story' utilizing links on each page to offer related resources. Throughout this book you will find Project of Heart tiles with an 'aura' which indicates that this is a link. Click on each of these tiles to find additional resources including films, videos, documents, articles, activities and more."


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Principes d'apprentissage

I am happy to have had a hand in the French translation of the the First People's Principles of Learning. Carl Ruest and myself translated the principles with the permission of FNESC. This allows Immersion and Francophone programs here in BC to use them in class.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Goat Island cultural experience

Visitors to Eskasoni's Goat Island learn about Mi'kmaq culture
"Mi'kmaq cultural tours on Goat Island have been operating for only three years, but they have already become so popular that organizers have extended the season into mid-November this year, two weeks past the end of the cruise ship season..."