Final Offerings 2016 Vol. 2 # 9

Our Forefathers' TeachingsHot Topics 

Are you wanting to learn more about FNMI culture and Canadian history that includes FNMI perspectives? Here are some recommendations  you can view, read and consider over the summer.



Students from SD 48 (Sea To Sky) tell of their experiences of leadership and cultural pride from being involved in this program.

After studying about indigenous culture and community in their area, students from SD 48 (Sea to Sky) created this video.

Indian Residential Schools (IRS)

Heritage Minute : Chanie Wenjack, uploaded June 20, 2016. The script was written by author Joseph Boyden.

CBC’s The National telling of the making of “Heritage Minute: Chanie Wenjack”.

New Heritage Minute explores dark history of Indian residential schools (CBC News):  Article giving background information to the making of this video. Embedded clickable links with more information, including a connection to a Joseph Boyden interview about his book The Orenda, and a link telling the history of IRS “by the numbers”.

Professional Development

Book Club

Raven’s Greatest Creation by David Bouchard.  Includes a CD where the story is read in Ojibwe, English, and French.  A synopsis of this story can be found at Strong Nations Publishing.  (SWSW Library has 1 copy for summer borrowing.) Master storyteller David Bouchard’s own dreamed creation story.



51N0YGTD37L._SX399_BO1,204,203,200_Amongst God’s Own : The Enduring Legacy of St. Mary’s Mission by Terry Glavin and Former Students of St. Mary’s and published by Longhouse Publishing.  A clear telling of local Mission history that relies on thorough research and authentic voices. (SWSW Library has 8 copies for summer borrowing.)



Curriculum Connections

From Nanaimo News Bulletin, 06.09.2016.
From Nanaimo News Bulletin, 06.09.2016.

Cedar tree used as a learning tool in Nanaimo high school : Article from Nanaimo News Bulletin, 06.09.2016.




ERAC Aboriginal logo
ERAC Aboriginal logo

Resources for Integrating Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Learning : ERAC has pulled together resources to show how  curriculum areas can be integrated together.  Lays out specific redesigned curriculum Big Ideas, Competencies, and Content.



Hope you find these offerings helpful to you.

Have a wonderful summer, everyone.

E’swa siyaye (yours in friendship),

Siwal Si’wes Library Staff