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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
Alma Chemaganish
Samson Chescappio
Andrew Einish
Maggie Einish
Matthew Mameanskum
Minnie Mameanskum
Moses Mameanskum
Agnes McKenzie
Steven Nabinacaboo
Maggie Pashene
Nottie Sandy
Ida Shecanapish
Susan Shecanapish
David Swappie
Susan Swappie
Joseph Whelan
Shannon Uniam
Chantale Basque
Denis Drolet
Jessica Nason
Susan Nabinacaboo
Nathan Uniam
Alec Rowsell
Maggie Sandy
Gloria Sandy
Seasi Swappie-Losier
Jessica Nattawappio
Yang Wang
Shayne McKenzie-Vollant
Silas Nabinacaboo
Loretta Robinson
Jill Leslie Goldberg
Annie Pilote
Jean-Luc Ratel

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify some factors explaining Naskapis’ migration from Fort Chimo to Fort McKenzie. 

2. Describe some elements of traditional life and culture for that period and make comparisons with Québec society.

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
Remembering Our Roots: Naskapi History, Language, Culture and Traditions File
Renouer avec nos origines : histoire, langue, culture et traditions des Naskapis 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:

Where can I find additional information?

Title Type
Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach Website Link
Québec Education Program - Geography, History and Citizenship Education Link
Québec Education Program - History of Québec and Canada Link
Naskapi books Link
Remembering Our Roots: Naskapi History, Language, Culture and Traditions File
Renouer avec nos origines : histoire, langue, culture et traditions des Naskapis File

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
Different learning styles; attention given to mind, body, and spirit
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): 3:25
(includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)

Other Details

Stream: General, Academic
Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for: Québec

Lesson Plan Topics


Please contact Annie Pilote  for more information.