Helen Murray

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The National Museum of the American Indian (http://www.nmai.si.edu/ ) has created some excellent resources for teaching about Native Americans in schools. Their resources are well-researched and use Indigenous sources.  Below are some pages that I think are especially useful. I also heartily recommend a look at the other resources they have available on their website.

The National Museum of the American Indian (http://www.nmai.si.edu/ ) has created some excellent resources for teaching about Native Americans in schools. Their resources are well-researched and use Indigenous sources. Below are some pages that I think are especially useful. I also heartily recommend a look at the other resources they have available on their website.

Poem and tasks - Indigenous peoples and environmental issues

Poem and tasks - Indigenous peoples and environmental issues

Slam poetry by Alice Eather

When the popular young Arnhem Land teacher and environmentalist took her life last month, it hit hard in a community already reeling from an uptick in Aboriginal youth suicide.

Two songs about stolen generations

Stolen Generations – Two songs

Rabbit Proof Fence is a good film to show for classes learning about the Stolen Generations. Below are some resources that could be used for working with this topic and film: Rabbit Proof Fence is …

Map of three Australian rabbit-proof fences. This pest-exclusion barrier system was completed in 1907 at a cost of Despite its continent-spanning mile length, it is only the second-longest fence in Australia

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Resources and activities for teaching indigenous history and culture, ages

Identity mapping – Teach Indigenous Knowledge

Identity mapping – Teach Indigenous Knowledge

Below are three tasks that can be done to introduce pupils to indigenous world views: What are the differences between western and indigenous world view? Watch this animation on youtube and make no…

Western World View and Indigenous World View

Here are some brief activities that could be used to start off working with indigenous culture and history in a class. The first two activities are a generalized introduction to indigenous peoples …

Here are some brief activities that could be used to start off working with indigenous culture and history in a class. The first two activities are a generalized introduction to indigenous peoples …

Joik has been part of the Sami culture since ancient times. Joiking is used to express relationships to people and nature. Traditionally, joiks have no lyrics, or very few. They usually cons…

Sami - The girls have brand new kirtles that was made for them for the confirmation last Easter. They are wearing “adult” belts with silver and white ribbons in their caps.

If you don´t know much about the Sami as yet, you may want to start here.   Before reading more about three important aspects and events in Sami history below, look at this video about Sami hi…

If you don´t know much about the Sami as yet, you may want to start here. Before reading more about three important aspects and events in Sami history below, look at this video about Sami hi…

If you don´t know much about the Sami as yet, you may want to start here. Sami pupils dressed in traditional costumes outside their school in Kolvik, Finnmark, Norway in 1929 The text below is take…

Early Native People In Finland - Bing Images

The Sami are found in the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. There are 10 languages (nine living languages), as can be seen on the map below: On this map, you can also see an approximatio…

The Sami are found in the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. There are 10 languages (nine living languages), as can be seen on the map below: On this map, you can also see an approximatio…