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Home / Resources / Indigenous Understandings

Subject: Indigenous Understandings

Our Teacher

Coast Salish carver Beau Wagner honors his late teacher’s wish by carving a canoe on Gabriola Island with local elementary school students.Starring Beau Wagner, Patrick Aleck, Antonio Gradanti,Directed by Phillip

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Indigenous Plants (Coast Salish)

  Other local Indigenous plant Resources: Forest Plant Bingo Ecosystem Guide Plantes des Salish de la côte  Camas a& the Garry Oak Ecosystem suwq?t tu spe:nxw (Searching for Camas)

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Basket Woman Word Taboo

The  game along with instructions is also available as a digital card set here. Each team can also access the cards via a smart device by scanning the QR code below.

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Halloween Bingo

Learn a few spooky words in Hul?q?umi?n?um?! Printable draw cards and bingo cards available to the right: Online virtual draw cards with sound

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Camas & the Garry Oak Ecosystem

Garry oak ecosystems, once a prominent feature of the pre-contact landscape of Coast Salish territories, were carefully tended gardens and farms growing spe:nxw (camas) as well as other edible and

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QQS Playground hul?q?umi?n?um? Bingo

This activity is meant to accompany the Hul?q?umi?n?um? QQS Playground Bingo game in Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools.  Learn the vocabulary in the classroom and then head outside to see what you can

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Coast Salish Meditations and Stories

NLPS is situated on Coast Salish land which include Snaw naw as, Snuneymuxw, and Stz’uminus First Nations. The meditations and stories that are shared reflect the culture of the Coast Salish

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Ecosystem Guide

A Hul’q’umi’num’ language guide to plants and animals of southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Salish Sea.  *** Note, the orthography (spelling system) used in this guide is

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Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓ Phonics

Sound Basics for English Speakers There are multiple orthographies (spelling systems) that are used to spell words in hul?q?umi?n?um?. The one used at NLPS is a phonetic system and once

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I see shxunutun – Dual Language Books

  This  dual language book, two children find mysterious gigantic shx?un?utun (tracks) on the ground and wonder what creature might have made them. The book is available online or as

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Native Plants on the South Coast

A great set of videos and information about native plants from the Royal BC Museum, including videos about how to tell the difference between western red cedar and yellow cedar.

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Nancy Turner, Ethobotanist

How are sword-ferns, whale hunting and bull kelp all connected? In this short video, Dr. Nancy Turner talks about some of the knowledge she has learned from her decades of

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Sealand Park Bingo

Play bingo on your plant walk down to the beach! All of the living things on that cards can be found at Sealand Park, but the activity can be used

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