Indigenous Resources

Resources and professional development opportunities to increase educators’ knowledge on Indigenous perspectives of health and wellness, to support Indigenous students in a culturally safe way.

Resources

Linking Indigenous Cultural Sports and Activities to Physical Literacy

A reflexive and experiential tool that provides educators with questions, games and activities to link cultural activities with physical movements through the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning.

*Join a virtual sharing circle to learn and share ideas on using the Indigenous Cultural Activity Card Set “Linking Indigenous Cultural Sport and Activities to Physical Literacy” by emailing Alex Dolen at adolen@isparc.ca

Next sharing circle dates are on May 10 and June 7, both take place at 3pm

We always want to keep improving! Your feedback is important for us to ensure we are creating and adapting resources to meet your needs. Please take two minutes to complete a survey for the Activity Card Set.

Intro to Jigging, the Métis Dance

Join Cree and Métis knowledge keeper Madelaine McCallum and youth in learning the Métis jigging Basic Step and several Fancy Steps to the music of the Red River Jig. Download the print resource and colouring pages to support your learning!

We always want to keep improving! Your feedback is important for us to ensure we are creating and adapting resources to meet your needs. Please take two minutes to complete a survey for the Métis Jigging resources.

Games Celebrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Here are some select games celebrating Indigenous ways of knowing.  Enjoy these outside games, throwing games, lacrosse games, cooperative games, jumping games and relay games for ideas to get the students moving and having fun.  Log into PLAYBuilder for more games and activities.

Workshops

An Indigenous Approach to Getting Started with Physical Literacy

Developed in consultation with Indigenous communities and educators, and with leadership from I·SPARC, this workshop brings Indigenous perspectives that honour the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning to physical literacy theory. Learn some practical ways that you can start to develop your students’ physical literacy, and engage with other Indigenous communities in a storytelling method, to incorporate physical literacy in and around your school.


Priority will be given to educators working in First Nations schools or B.C. public schools with a high population of Indigenous learners

Holistic Model for Educators

I SPARC presents the Holistic Model for Educators virtual workshop for Indigenous educators and educators working in B.C. schools with high populations of Indigenous learners. This workshop was developed in consultation with Indigenous communities across Canada, and is based on the medicine wheel’s core values and teachings.

Priority will be given to educators working in First Nations schools or B.C. public schools with a high population of Indigenous learners

The School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project’s Indigenous resources have been created in partnership with the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC). I·SPARC is committed to meeting with communities for input and knowledge-sharing surrounding these resources and their delivery, to ensure B.C. educators have access to relevant resources that consider the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning and the First Nations Education Steering Committee’s vision to advance quality education for First Nations learners.