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The Blanket Exercise (3rd Edition) Summary by Barbara Ng

Posted by in Colonialism and Assimiliation, Elementary, History and Policy, Secondary, Uncategorized

The Blanket Exercise (3rd Edition)by Barbara Ng  The resource I picked for our presentation was the Blanket Exercise (3rd edition). It is an interactive activity where, with the exception of the narrator and two Europeans, all participants represent Indigenous peoples of Canada. The participants move across blankets on the floor. The blankets on the floor represent Canada before the arrival of European explorers and settlers. A narrator reads a script tracing the history between Indigenous nations and European explorers and settlers. The script ends with very few participants remaining on…read more


People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nation-Summary by Isabella Lam

Posted by in Aboriginal Stories, Elementary, Literacy, Secondary, Uncategorized

Resource Information Title: People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations (Lil’wat | Musqueam | Squamish | Tsleil-Waututh) by Aaron Nelson-Moody (Artist), Glenn George (Artist), Tewanee Joseph (Introduction) Citation: Nelson-Moody, A., George, G., & Joseph, T. (2009). People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations. USA: Theytus Books. Accessibility of Resource: May be ordered online (Amazon), or speak to your school librarian. Acknowledgements Before going further, I wish to acknowledge the ancestral, traditional and unceded Aboriginal territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh…read more


In the Dog House by Wanda John Kehewin (Review by Trevor Spilchen)

Posted by in Literacy, Secondary, Uncategorized

In the Dog House is a book of poetry written by Kehewin Cree First Nation poet Wanda John-Kehewin. This book is published by Talon books, a Vancouver publisher that can be found at The book was first printed in 2013 with the ISBN 978-0-88922-749-1. In the Dog House contains very personal stories which in the authors words, “touches on everything in my being as a First Nations woman searching for the truth and for a way to be set free from the past” (p ix). This book provides a…read more


Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge Cards reviewed by Dianne Biin

Posted by in Elementary, Higher Education, Medicines, Place based, Secondary, Uncategorized

This set of 65 cards is a portable resource, packaged and laminated for use while out on the urban and disrupted landscape. “The cards include beautiful photographs and descriptions to help identify plants, names of the plants in three different Indigenous languages, including SENCOTEN, Hul’q’umi’num, and Dididaht.” The plants are common food and technology plants and include some introduced species. The package is published as a creative commons resource through the Vancouver Island & Coastal Communities Indigenous Foods Network (the Network) and are $35 each (proceeds go towards sustaining community…read more


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