Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

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Time: 1 - 2.5 hours 

Age: activities are suitable for grades 2-12  
Space requirement: this atlas is 11 m x 8 m and will require booking half of a gym, outdoors or commons area 

Potential Themes: 

  • General overview of Indigenous communities

  • Connection to the Land and Demographics 

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

  • Original Place Names (Inuit) 

  • Indigenous Governance 

  • Climate Change 

  • Indigenous Languages 

  • Timeline of Indigenous History and Colonization 

  • Residential Schools 

  • Treaties, Land Disputes, Agreements and Rights 

  • Trade Routes and Traplines 

  • Seasonal Cycles and Migration Patterns 

  • Notable People

  • Animal Migration 

  • Housing

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Blanket Exercise


Time: 2 - 2.5 hours 

Age: two versions are available, grade 5 and grade 11/12
Space requirement: large classroom, gym, outdoors

Themes: The Blanket Exercise provides an overview of Indigenous rights in Canada that explores the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP). This immersive experience, students will help students understand: 

  • How colonization of BC and Canada has impacted Indigenous people

  • Nation to nation relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada

  • How this relationship has been damaged

  • How you can work towards reconciliation - “the restoration of friendly relationships”  

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