Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First Peoples

We read the First Nations legend "Origins of the Eagle Clan", (Pacific Northwest Coast). We talked about the concept of sharing - when we do and when we don't. Is it okay to not share? Why? We also discussed the value of animals, do we honour them in our culture?

As a follow up we also worked on colouring in some Haida style depictions of a sun and wolf. Ella designed her own "First Nations Moon".

After reading about some of the coastal nations we were curious about the Okanagan Nation in our area. This site gave us a great starting point. It was fun to spend time looking at the Sylix calendar and figure out which season it is. We will look for the signs in the landscape and return to this site as the months change.

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