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For Families & Students

Below is information and links to curriculum and learning ideas that might help with learning at home



The BC Ministry of Education website “Keep Learning” provides learning resources and supports for K-12 students while in-class instruction is suspended.

Keep Learning

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Health Officer, 

First Nations Health Authority


Tips for Supporting Learning at Home


Following the BC Curriculum


A video which explains BC’s Journey Towards Reconciliation in the Education System


First Peoples Principles of Learning


Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom: 

Moving Forward – A Handbook



Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives – The BC Curriculum K-12

Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives are intended to intersect with the curriculum in every area of learning at every grade level.   “Indigenous Learning for Everyone: Every Day”. Here is where you can find references to Indigenous knowledge and perspectives throughout the BC curriculum.


Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives – Applied Design


Indigenous Education Resource Inventory 

This inventory is a non-comprehensive list of Indigenous education resources that has been compiled by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, and Métis Nation British Columbia. The intent of these materials is to help further incorporate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into B.C. classrooms. The inventory includes guides, books and e-books, articles, websites, videos, and other materials. Educators may find this inventory useful for supporting personal and profession Indigenous learning.


Authentic First Peoples Resources, Kindergarten – Grade 9

Published by FNESC and FNSA


The annotated listings provided in this guide identify currently available authentic First Peoples texts that students can work with to meet provincial standards related to literacy as well as a variety of specific subject areas.

The guide is intended to introduce resources that reflect First Peoples knowledge and perspectives in respective ways. The inclusion of authentic First Peoples content supports all students in developing an understanding of the significant place of First Peoples within the historical and contemporary fabric of this province and provides culturally relevant materials for Indigenous learners in British Columbia.

This guide lists resources (story and informational text) written for a student audience.


First Nations, Métis and Inuit Educational Sites


The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario 

is a subject association for First Nations, Métis and Inuit education in Ontario.  The information is to help educators understand issues as well as offer strategies for teaching about these issues to all learners.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Knowledge and Resources

Traditional Foods

Fact Sheet

First Nations Food Guide


Healthy Foods


Inuit Traditional Foods–nutrition-fact-sheet-series.pdf


Inuit Storytellers and Health Promotion during Changing Times




Métis Cookbook


A First Nations Cooking Class On  National Indigenous Peoples’ Day



Mathematics Indigenous Knowledge


Comic Books and Gaming for Kids – For family research and discussion before linking or viewing – not promoted or endorsed by School District 46


Honour Water


Thunderbird Strike


I am Not Alone



Sacred Fisher Story – Cree


Colouring Books/Pages

Nuu-chah-nulth Ocean Animals


Alphabet with Salish Design



Colouring by Ronnie Dean Harris

Dragonfly by Michelle Stoney, Gitxsan


Count to Ten the Métis Way


Christi Belcourt


Inuit Healthy Foods Colouring Book


First Nations

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – First Nations


First Peoples’ Map of BC


First Peoples – A Guide for Newcomers


The shíshálh Nation


Strategic Land Use Plan for the shíshálh Nation


Self-Government Act


Masters of the Pacific Coast



First Voices

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization


The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole


UBC Reconciliation Pole





Gerry Oldman teaching –

Terry Aleck


Elders Speak – What would you say to your 20 year-old self?  (Some sensitive topics)




Métis Nation of British Columbia Education Resources

Gabriel Dumont Institute

Rupert’s Land Institute

Learning with the Métis Community – Ontario

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – The Métis



Free Inuktut Digital Books for Families

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – Inuit

Traditional Dog Teaming

Movie – produced in 1995, depicting mid 1940s lifestyle


Truth and Reconciliation

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – Truth and Reconciliation



National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation


Reports and Findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada


Teaching Resources



Indigenous Author Readings  (videos) 


Fatty Legs – until June 30th

Christy Jordon-Fenton and Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton

Copying or reproducing this video or the book Fatty Legs (Annick 2010 and Annick 2020) is prohibited without permission. 


My Heart Fills with Happiness

Monique Gray Smith reads her well known children’s book


You Hold Me Up

Monique Gray Smith reads her well known children’s book


When We are Kind

Monique Gray Smith reads her well known children’s book



Connecting families in need


Having access to reliable internet is increasingly important in today’s interconnected world.  But for low income families, it can still be a struggle. 


Internet for GoodTM is an innovative partnership between TELUS, the British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, and the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Alberta that provides eligible families with the tools and connectivity they need to succeed.

Click here for more information



Please explore the links for Families & Students by clicking on “Curriculum”, “The Learning Journey” and “Scholarships and Bursaries” above.



Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments:

Kerry Mahlman
District Principal
Indigenous Learning
School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast)

Phone: 604 885 8345

Jane Kowalcyzk
Director of Education
shíshálh Nation 

Phone: 604-885-9404 ext. 257

First Nations Liaison Officer (Sunshine Coast)
Capilano University, Sunshine Coast Campus
Phone: (604) 885-9310

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