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ᐃᓂᖓᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᑦ Iningat Ilagiit | Connecting Through the Cape Dorset Archive

Source: Virtualmuseum.ca

Focus: Secondary Students

Summary: Inuit artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset) have created thousands of drawings. Approximately 100,000 of these artworks are housed at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. Almost 4,000 of these drawings are available online here. 

This unique site is named Iningat Ilagiit, meaning “a place for family.” Here you can not only browse the collection, but also build your own collections of favourite artworks in order to create your own virtual exhibitions to share with others.

Iningat Ilagiit is also a space for Inuit and Northern communities to connect with their own art and contribute to the important work of sharing Kinngait history and culture.

The Adventures of Small Number: The Stories and Movies

Source: SFU (Simon Fraser University)

Focus: Elementary students

Summary: To promote mathematics among Indigenous learners, we have created a series of stories with mathematical themes. These stories are based on the storytelling tradition of Indigenous Peoples. The fact that most of our stories have been translated into several Indigenous languages as well as French is probably the biggest recognition that an author could hope for.  Take a moment to scroll down through this page and click on each of the stories….you will see and hear many different translations of each story.

I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind

Source: Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

Focus: Secondary students

Summary: This video challenges the stereotypical portrayal of First Nations peoples in the media and offers insight into how First Nations People today are changing past ideas and empowering themselves.

A video exploration offering insight as to how First Nations people today are changing old ideas and empowering themselves in the greater community.

I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind

A gift for the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk community

Source: Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation

Summary:This project was developed from a simple idea: to reconnect the members of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk community with the language of their ancestors: Wolastoqey latuwewakon.

Since the only remaining speakers of this language are mainly English speakers, there were no learning tools available for French-speaking Wolastoqiyik.

This trilingual tool is a first. Not only does it aim to promote the survival and learning of our ancestral language, but also to bring together all of our nation’s different communities, whether they are in Quebec, New Brunswick or in Maine.

Our ancestral language, Wolastoqey Latuwewakon, is our wealth, our collective heritage. It describes our way of life, our traditions, our values. It honours our land and gives us access to our precious heritage.

So let’s talk now: Wolastoqewatu! Our ancestors hear us!

Residential Schools Resistance Narratives – Digital Stories

Source: University of Victoria: Centre for Youth and Society

Summary: Digital storytelling is an engaging and effective way to share personal narratives, research, and ideas with a broad audience. Several of the Centre for Youth & Society’s projects make use of digital stories to foster engagement between participants and the wider public, and to encourage digital literacy skills.

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