Lesson 2 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Unit Questions Home

Lesson 5 Resources
What does a Seasonal Round Look Like?

Student Resources


BC Archives, Time Machine: First Nations in British Columbia

This website has photographs and information on the history of BC First Nations.


The Canadian Encyclopedia (First Nations)

Super, Natural British Columbia, Aboriginal Culture in British Columbia Video 4:32 min

Informative video on the different First Nations cultural centres around the province.


Resource Gathering, Seasonal Round Stsillen

This webpage discusses the seasonal round of the Secwepemc First Nations (Southern Interior).


Okanagan First Peoples, Sylix Perspective on Ecology

This website has information about the seasonal calendar of the Okanagan First Nation. You will learn to

say seasonal words in the Okanagan language (Southern Interior).


Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC

Designed mostly to promote tourism, this website highlights different First Nations in the province of BC,

including short videos.


Cultural Survival, Wild Food in its Season: The Seasonal Round of Harvest Activities in

Fort Yukon

Details on the seasonal round of the Gwich'in Athabaskans of Fort Yukon, Alaska.


Secwepemc Seasonal Round (Student project) Video 1:36 min

Student project on the seasonal round of the Secwepemc in the Southern Interior of BC.


Cedar Weaving – Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Video 2:59

Women from the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre give a demonstration of weaving cedar for rope, mats,

clothing, and baskets and discuss types of cedar and how and when cedar is harvested (Coast Region).


Pit House (Istken) – Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Video 0:52 min

A discussion of pit house construction and use at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (Coast Region).


Connecting with the Creator’s Creatures Video 1:17 min

Wildlife of the Salish Sea.


Summer Home Materials Video 2:24 min

A Secwepemc Elder discusses the materials and process of making a summer home (Southern Interior).


Tanning a Hide

(Secwepemc First Nation) Video 3:26 min

(Southern Interior).

Elder demonstrates the process of tanning a deer hide including scraping, ringing, shaping, stretching,

smoking, soaking and smoking (Southern Interior).

Making Moccasins

(Secwepemc First Nation) Video 3:08 min

(Southern Interior).

Elder demonstrates pattern making, cutting the leather, beading the pattern, and sewing the moccasin

together (Southern Interior).


Through the Eyes of Elders, The Adams River Salmon Run Video 2 min

Secwepemc Elder talks about his connection to nature and how the salmon play a big part in his culture

home (Southern Interior).


Smoking Salmon

(Neskonlith First Nation) video 7:19 min

(Southern Interior).

Elder demonstrates the process of preserving salmon including cutting, hanging on branches, and

stretching on sticks (Southern Interior).


Native Perspectives of Sustainability, Importance of Salmon Video 2:51 min

Carol Craig (Yakama) speaks about the importance of Salmon to her people and about efforts to restore

Salmon to the Yakima River in Washington State.


Welcome to Gitannmaax in Gitxsan Territory Video 12:26 min

(Northern Interior).

Landscape, culture and history of the Gitannmaax.


Collecting Western Red Cedar Bark Video 7:17 min

Group of students collecting cedar bark using traditional tools.

Teacher Resources

Open School BC, Question Cue: First Nations and the Seasonal Round


Ministry of Education, First Nations Peoples of British Columbia

Map of First Nations Peoples of BC.


First Nations in British Columbia, First Nations Communities in BC

A comprehensive list of First Nations Communities in BC including contact information.


Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, First Nations by Region

Interactive map to locate BC First Nations by region


British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres

A list of all the Friendship Centres in the province including contact information.


500 Nations, British Columbia First Nations

BC First Nations and contact info.


Sierra Club BC, Resources and Tools

A variety of educational resources.


Sierra Club BC, Elementary and Middle School Programs: Going Wild! Teaching about Wild

Products from BC’s Coastal Temperate Rainforest (Grades 4-7)

Wild Products and sustainable harvesting.


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, About BC First Nations

This website provides much information on BC First Nations including maps and links to organizations.


Province of BC, A Guide to Aboriginal Organizations an Services in British Columbia 2011/2012

This PDF lists Tribal Councils / Affiliations across BC and their websites, for contact information.

Home   |  About this Resource   |   Teacher's Area