Artefact Talks: Taking Higher Ground

Using guided questioning, students will learn about the racial barriers Hall of Famers Tom Longboat and Gaylord Powless overcame both in their life and sporting careers. Students will explore and reflect on how each Hall of Famer relied on role models and used elements of traditional Indigenous teachings to not only persevere, but also show integrity and sportsmanship in the face of adversity. (Link takes you to Booking Form)
*Trigger Warning*: This program discusses residential schools, intergenerational trauma, discrimination, racism, and some violence.


Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project : Lesson 1 PE Active Living  (Includes blackline masters).  From Cowichan Valley School District #79. “The Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project is committed to honouring the values, cultures and perspectives of British Columbia’s Aboriginal people. The knowledge derived from local Aboriginal experts will be valued and utilized respectfully.” (Middle School, High School)

The lesson plan above refers to a video that is not shown.  Here is an alternate video that may  integrate very well into the lesson plan:  Northern Indigenous Lacrosse (17:17 min.)  You can find the sections you would like to show for the purposes of the lesson plan.