Social Studies

FNESC BC First Nations Land, Title, and Governance Elementary Secondary

Coast Salish food and cooking: a taste of yesteryear:
Aaa siem nu siiye’yu, I have been given the great honour and responsibility of sharing stories of traditional and modern Coast Salish foods and how they relate to the lifestyle and world of the hwulmuhw mustiimuhw. These stories have been shared with me in the hopes of keeping our food system and food history alive.

How colonization dismantled Coast Salish food systems:
All along the edge of the Salish Sea are massive shellfish gardens that were harvested by hwulmuhw people for thousands of years. These oysters filled the beach just off Pune’luxutth’ (Penelukut Island) and while these may occasionally be harvestable in times without red tide, the vast majority of the shellfish in traditional Quw’utsun territory is unharvestable due to sanitary closures.

MOE Shared Learnings Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K to 10
FNESC BC First Peoples Learning Resources K-7
From Time Immemorial – Teachers Guide
Ministry of Education Aboriginal Resources
First Nations in BC Comparing Interior & Coastal Cultures Teacher Resource
Growth of the First Métis Nation Teachers Guide
Authentic First Peoples Resources K – 7
Great Bear Sea Curriculum Resources K-12

Territory Maps:
Map of First Nations on Vancouver Island
Map of Coast Salish Territory
Nuu chah nulth Territory Map
Map of BC First Nations Peoples
First Nations of BC Language Map
First Nations of Canada Interactive Map

SFU Virtual Village Songhees Nation
Songhees & Esquimalt Nations Canoe & Fishing Resource
Lkwungen People Pamphlet
Lkwungen Palahtsis Victoria Inner Harbour Descriptor
Esquimalt Nation History Article
Esquimalt Nation Traditions Continue Article
Coast Salish First Nations
Coast Salish History Joe Jack Website
Coast Salish House Kit
Coast Salish House Posts Blackline Masters & Info
Coast Salish Houses
Coast Salish Regalia Lesson Plans Comox SD71
Saanich Wsanec Placenames
Nuu chah nulth Big House SD70
Nuu chah nulth Traditional Clothing SD70
Nuu chah nulth Traditional Food Harvesting & PreparationSD70
Nuu chah nulth The Way We Used to Be Youtube Video
Kwakwaka Potlatch Ban
Kwakwaka’wakw Button Blankets Powerpoint William Wasdon Jr
Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch Living Tradition
Kwakwaka’wakw Study of the People and the Potlatch

Aboriginal Rights in BC
Vancouver Island History
Aboriginal Definitions
Bears Bears Bears

Bears in Myths & Legends – Lesson Plan
Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth Harvest Ceremony
Blackfoot Culture
Canada’s First Peoples Before Contact

Voyageurs Canoe
Clam Gardens

Early Travel by Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples
Fur Trade Stories
Importance of Animals Lesson Plans SD71
Land & Resources Lesson Plans SD71
Landforms Legend of Queneesh Comox
Mikmaq of Nova Scotia
SFU Virtual Museum Journey to a New Land

SFU Virtual Museum People of the Fraser Valley (English & French)
Significant Events & Dates First Peoples in Canada
Smoking Salmon YouTube Video

The Secwepemc People of the Shuswap
Treaty Making & Self Government in BC – Teacher Resource
Treaty Research Reports Governance

Turtle Island Descriptor
Wab Kinew Overview of the Past 500 Years in 2 minutes Video