Learning about First Nation, Métis and Inuit culture in the SCDSB

Submitted by: Lisa Ewanchuk, Principal, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education

June 21st marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Each year, First Nation, Métis and Inuit people gather together on the summer solstice to celebrate their rich and diverse cultural traditions and to acknowledge their contributions to their communities and to society as a whole.

In the SCDSB, we are learning about Canada’s First Nation, Métis and Inuit people through:

  • the Seven Grandfather Teachings
  • Little Spirits
  • beading
  • Métis teachings
  • We Are All Treaty People
  • Walking the Path
  • circles

We continue to learn about residential schools, the inter-generational impacts and reconciliation. More information about First Nation, Métis and Inuit education is available on the SCDSB website.

Implementing the Calls for Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be on the forefront of our work next year. To learn more, please visit http://umanitoba.ca/centres/nctr/

One thought on “Learning about First Nation, Métis and Inuit culture in the SCDSB

  1. Tracy Briscoe

    In our kindergarten classroom we spent the whole day learning the Seven Grandfather Teachings. We used the “Little Spirits” Guided reading books, the children explored them, after I drummed them in to circle time. After this I had all the children meet on the carpet to teach the philosophy of the talking stick, it was such an amazing day and what a wonderful philosophy the Seven Grandfather Teachings are. The children were also delighted to make their very own talking sticks, to take home.

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