Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch (Live Digital)

Last updated on
Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

This 45-minute live digital program is adapted from MOA’s in-person Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch school program, developed in collaboration with Chief Robert Joseph. In the live digital component, students will explore key themes of transformation, ancestry, oral history, and rights and privileges as knowledgeable facilitators share cultural belongings from MOA’s teaching collection. The live digital component is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that offer Indigenous voices and perspectives, as well as in-class activities. These prerequisite lessons accompany the live digital component.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan (PDF document) by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.

Big Ideas
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • 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.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5
    Days Offered: 
    45 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    ESL, Homeschool
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $100 + GST

    Additional Notes

    Flexible start times