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Northwest Territories
Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being

Youth (up to age 30)

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

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Describe what land-based education is and how it is different than other forms of learning;

2. Understand the importance of land-based education in relation to the larger historical context of Canadian colonialism; 

3. Consider the integration of land-based education into students' own lives and learning.


  • 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
Video: Land-Based Education: Interview with Dr. Glen Coulthard Link

Related resources on NCCIE.ca

Title Type
Video: Land-Based Education: Interview with Dr. Glen Coulthard Link

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Land As Pedagogy 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:

On-the-land/outdoor learning experiences
Connections with everyday life
Personal reflection time (connecting with thoughts and feelings)

Lesson Plan Length

Estimated Length (hh:mm): 1:30
(includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)

Other Details

Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for: Northwest Territories

Lesson Plan Topics


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