The holistic notion of body, mind, heart, and spirit is a time - honoured one for First Nations peoples but is somewhat of a novelty in mainstream society. It is however, a framework that is becoming more accepted as an important way to view the health of humans.

The holistic notion of body, mind, heart, and spirit is a time - honoured one…

Mapmaker provides pre-contact look at Canada.  http://www.ammsa.com/publications/windspeaker/map-maker-provides-pre-contact-look-canada

Update: Large scale Map of First Nations pre-European contact Map maker provides pre-contact look of Canada

There are many options for hands-on activities for studying the First Nations peoples of Canada before the Europeans arrived, but I decided to focus on the people who live on the West Coast – the Tlingit and Haida. The natives here are famous for their artwork and creativity of their totem poles – huge tree trunks carved into many animals and faces representing various spirits.  Make First Nations Inspired Art

Hands-On Canadian History: First Nations Inspired Art

There are many options for hands-on activities for studying the First Nations peoples of Canada before the Europeans arrived, but I decided to focus on the people who live on the West Coast – the Tlingit and Haida. The natives here are famous for their artwork and creativity of their totem poles – huge tree trunks carved into many animals and faces representing various spirits. Make First Nations Inspired Art

First Nations of Canada Project - help guide students through a research project on one of the First Nations groups in Canada. ($)

First Nations, Inuit and Metis of Canada Project

First Nations of Canada Project - help guide students through a research…

The pipe-smoking Betty Hunter, Nakoda Nation made the list

Portraits of tribal chiefs and hunters from Alberta's First Nations

First Nations Classroom Activities First Nations stories and activities-awesome!

The Learning Circle has been produced to help meet Canadian educators' growing need for elementary-level learning exercises on First Nations. It is the first in a series of four classroom guides on First Nations in Canada.

Chief Owl—Blackfoot circa 1886.   During the 1880s, Canadian Alex Ross photographed many of the First Nations people who lived around Calgary. In particular, Ross documented many of the men, women and families of the Blackfoot—mainly of the Siksiká Nation—and the Tsuu T’ina—or as they were originally called, Sarcee.   Ross started his photographic career as an assistant in Winnipeg, but decided in his early 30s to relocate to Calgary and establish his own studio. The practicalities of…

NA Indian -Chief Joseph, Blackfoot Man. This looks a staged photo. I wonder if it was taken in order to perpetuate a stereotype.

aaron paquette | By Fire and Storm Transformed

Aaron Paquette is a First Nation/Metis artist, writer and presenter. He is one…

Aboriginal peoples are drastically overrepresented in correctional facilities across Canada. Aboriginals represent about 2 percent of the adult Canadian population, and account for 15 to 19 percent of Canadians sentenced to custody. Strong societal forces should be the focus of studies involving native incarceration rather than individual faults.

"Rainbow Man, Warrior" by Cree (First Nations) artist George Littlechild- interesting idea of portraiture lesson- culture, symbolism, fauvist

rubberboots and elf shoes: button blankets - a First Nations tradition from the NorthWest Coast

rubberboots and elf shoes: button blankets - a First Nations tradition from the NorthWest Coast from @ rubber boots and elf shoes

Porcupine quill cradle, First Nations; Mi'kmaq c 1875 - cedar, birchbark, porcupine quill, spruce root and silk with copper tacks 15 cm x 16 cm x 3 cm. Shown at New Brunswick Museum.

A brief look at the DesBrisay Museum in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Especially the Desbrisay folk art collection

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