First Peoples: Learning Materials for Newcomers


Canada welcomes newcomers from all parts of the world. However, newcomers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about Canada’s First Peoples because of access to information. Learning about the rich and diverse histories, cultures and experiences of Canada’s First Peoples is essential to building understanding between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal communities.

First Peoples: Learning Materials for Newcomers, Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)-based learning materials, aim to help adult newcomers learn about some of BC’s Aboriginal Peoples: their cultures, their histories and a few of the key political and social issues they face.

In this webinar, participants explored ways these learning materials can be used in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) and other language instruction classrooms. Presenters discussed the objectives of these materials as well as some of the challenges of creating them, and how they might be used or adapted for use in other parts of Canada.

*Cette session a eu lieu en anglais, mais les participants ont pu poser leurs questions en français*

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 2-3 pm (Eastern time)

Resource persons:


Carmen Larsen, EAP and TESL instructor, Douglas College, Vancouver BC

Mike Smith, member of the Gitanmaax band of the Gitxsan First Nation, Vancouver BC



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