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British Columbia
Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being, Social Studies, Indigenous Language

2, 3, 5, 6

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this lesson to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

Note: As long as the 'Acknowledgement Protocol' is followed to honour the Land and the People where a lesson plan originates, lesson plans appearing on NCCIE.CA may be adapted to different places and different ages of learners. What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?   Read More


Name Role/Job Title Place
Jason Bruce
Karla Kay

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this lesson plan, students will be able to:

1. Explore identity, place, culture and belonging through the arts.

2. Explore relationships among cultures, societies and the arts.

3. Make ethical judgments about events, decisions or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place.

Teachers' Guide


  • Spiritual (e.g., Relational) Learners
  • Physical (e.g., Tactile, Experiential, Visual) Learners
  • Intellectual (e.g., Rational, Logical) Learners
  • Emotional (e.g., Feeling, Intuitive) Learners
Title Type
Supplies: cedar and sinew, containers for soaking cedar, water bottle(s) Supplies and Equipment
Cedar Weaving Reflection Worksheet File
Video: Cedar Basket Weaving with Brenda Crabtree Link
Handout: Weaving Instructions with Diagrams File
Cedar Weaving Terms File


This section contains information for assessing progress in students' learning. While Indigenous approaches to assessment may be highlighted, conventional assessment methods may also be discussed:
Title Type
Cedar Weaving Reflection Worksheet File

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Cedar Basket Weaving with Brenda Crabtree Link
School District 71 Comox Valley - Cedar Weaving Resources Link

Holism and All Our Relations

This lesson plan has been developed with an Indigenous lens that is holistic in nature, a way of being and knowing that acknowledges our relationships with 'all our relations', including plants and animals, other human beings, the water, land, wind, sun, moon, stars, and more - everything seen and unseen. With 'all our relations' in mind, this lesson plan has been developed with a focus on:

Relationship with the land
On-the-land/outdoor learning experiences
Language and Culture
Intergenerational learning with Elders/Knowledge Holders
Ethics in the classroom: care, truthfulness and trust, respect, integrity
Relationship with family, ancestors
Healthy relationships in school and community
Connections with everyday life
Participatory and experiential learning activities
Healthy relationship with self and identity
Personal reflection time (connecting with thoughts and feelings)

Lesson Plan Length

Estimated Length (hh:mm): 1:00
(includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)

Other Details

Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for: British Columbia

Lesson Plan Topics


Please contact Jason Bruce  for more information.