Capacity Building Presentations

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

 
 

Aboriginal Board Games

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: Kindergarten 1 2 3

The presenter will bring four 'board' games created from natural materials. The number of games played will depend on time and the number of students.

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Aboriginal PE Games

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 4 5

Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice traditional Aboriginal games. A brief overview of the importance of the games to the Aboriginal people is given.

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Cedar

Presentation Length: 1 hr. 15 min
Grades: 4 5

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

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Ethnobotany Walk in Fish Trap Creek Park

Presentation Length: 2 Hours
Grades: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Two presenters will conduct a guided walk around Fish Trap Creek Park (Maclure and Old Yale). The class is to meet presenters under the arbor, behind the baseball diamond at Elwood Park.

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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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Paddle 2

Presentation Length: 40 Minutes
Grades: 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: 60 Minutes
Grades: 3 4 5

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

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 presenter will warp a small loom for each student (maximum 17 looms = 34 students) to produce their own weaving.

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Sharing Circle 1

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: Kindergarten 1 2 3

The presenter will bring an object or talking stick to share with students. The students will be introduced to the history, the purpose and the expectations of a sharing circle.

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Sharing Circle 2

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 4 5

The presenter will bring al talking stick to share with students.

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Slahal

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

The presenter teaches the basic skills for playing the traditional game Slahal. Slahal is a guessing game that dates back many, many generations and is played in Nations across North America.

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The Four Ladies

Presentation Length: 60 Minutes
Grades: 2 3 4

The presenter will bring four traditional dolls representing four major Aboriginal land regions.

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Warrior Sticks

Presentation Length: 90 Minutes
Grades: 5 6 7 8

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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