Art/Music Connections


Information Sheet: Discover Inuit Art (Primary, Intermediate)

Roy Henry Vickers : This BC First Nations artist’s commercial website that offers pictures of his paintings along with commentary about many of them.

Thomas King, “I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind” : Creative video dramatization of Thomas King’s spoken word poem “I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind”.  (Middle School, High School)

Northwest Coast Painted Designs : “This educational resource focuses on Northwest Coast two-dimensional painted design. It is inspired by Lyle Wilson’s exhibition “Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson, …”  Includes detailed lesson plans along with resources (pictures and stories) to use within the lesson.  (Primary)

Luke Marston :  This Coast Salish artist’s commercial website that offers a biography with video,  and slide shows of the developmental stages of some of his projects.

Susan Point : This Coast Salish artist’s commercial website, offering a biography of the artist, and a description of Coast Salish history and culture.  Digital galleries of her work are also presented.


Information Sheet: First Nations Music in Canada (Primary, Intermediate)

Rebel Music: Native America “Around the world, young musicians, activists and others are risking their lives to demand change and battle oppression and injustice. One country at a time, the acclaimed documentary series, “Rebel Music,” illuminates and amplifies the untold stories of these fearless artists rising up against social and political barriers to forge a better future. Launched in 2013 and now in its second six-part season, “Rebel Music” shines a light on the real young people who are wielding the unlimited power of music and art to connect, inspire and ignite action.” Lesson Plans here, and a Native American music playlist here.  (Middle School, High School)

Dam: The Story of Kit the Beaver :  An animated film brought to life by a musical score by Canadian film composer Erica Procunier. “During her adventures, Kit teaches her clan about the value of working with others and learns that progress can come in many forms. Through generosity and empathy, we can build relationships that strengthen and grow in ways that we could never imagine.”  (Primary, Intermediate)