Indigenous People in North Vancouver Book Kits

Last updated on
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Experience type: 
Outreach Boxes
Program Description

This large-format, illustrated book and Teacher's Package look at the history, traditions and culture of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Written by Squamish language teacher Khelsilem, the book highlights significant aspects of traditional and contemporary cultures.

The Kit includes lesson plans for intermediate or secondary levels that encourage discussion and critical thinking at all grade levels. Also available in French: Le livre des peuples autochtones a Vancouver Nord.

Format: The Kit comes with one hardcover copy of the book as well as an electrionic copy of it, 22 laminate pages from the book, and lesson plans for intermediate or secondary grades.

Visit to view the intermediate and secondary teacher's guides.

Big Ideas
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
  • Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.
  • Contacts and conflicts between peoples stimulated significant cultural, social, political change.
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • COVID Precautions
    Teachers are asked to wear a mask and practice physical distancing when picking up and returning kits. Appointments are required for both pick up and drop off times. Kits will be isolated for a minimum of 3 days after they are returned. Only credit payment or cheques are being accepted at this time.
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Program fee is $30 for 2 week loan period and a refundable $50 damage deposit.

    Additional Notes

    2-week loan period. Kit can be picked up at the Community History Centre (3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver).