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.

*Virtual information to learn how to use the Indigenous Cultural Activity Card Set is available. Please email Alex Dolen at adolen@isparc.ca for further information.

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!

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

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.