Music & Art

Traditional Drumming Songs:

GVSD61 – Traditional Drumming & Singing Inquiry Video

Indigenous individuals from the three Island Nations have given School District #61 permission to use/teach their traditional drumming songs to students within the district. To access the drumming songs, district staff must do the following:

Drum Circle Protocol
Lahal Bone Game
Guide on Traditional Coast Salish Drumming
What is a PowWow


Images for use. The following seven animal designs are for use by teachers and students within the Greater Victoria School District. The Indigenous Education Department has full copyright. The images may not be reproduced in any form without the permission of the department. Please contact 250-475-4124

Wolf Black Whale Black Salmon Black Beaver Brown Raven Black Marmot Brown Bear Black
All seven Animal Designs

Bear Blackline Master Beaver Blackline Master Marmot Blackline Master Raven Blackline Master Salmon Blackline Master Whale Blackline Master Wolf Blackline Master

Salish Weave – Art Resource
This teacher resource with prints and lesson plans can be borrowed from the IED Resource Center. If you wish to borrow it, please contact the resource center at 250-475-4124

How to make cedar roses video Click Here


David Bodley Snuneymuxw Knowledge Keeper connects youth with cedar

In the centre of the shop sits a large cedar canoe filled with rolls upon rolls of cedar bark, which Bodley mostly harvests himself. The canoe is surrounded by tables adorned with copper shields, cedar hats and bracelets, wooden paddles, Bodley’s photographs, and beads of devil’s club and blue glass.


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Shared Learning Art Lesson Plans
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Exploring Aboriginal Art in Canada
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Haida Button Blanket Video
Indigenous Arts Protocol and Appropriation
Inuit Art
Native Dance Website
Ojibwe Art Curriculum Primary Grades
SD79 Printable Resources
Story of the Masks
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MOE Shared Learnings Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K to 10
First Nations Art Projects & Activities – Teacher Resource
ANED Aboriginal Art DVDs Library List