Cultural Presenter

Auntie Helen is an Elder from the Kwantlen First Nation. She is an expert in the art of beadwork and has designed a bead and leather bracelet project allowing young students to experience working with beads.

Cultural Presentations

Bead & Leather Bracelets – Kindergarten Level

Prescribed Learning Outcome:

Mathematics

  • Identifies, reproduces, extends, creates and compares patterns using actions, manipulatives, diagrams and spoken terms.

Beading is an integral part of Aboriginal regalia, depicting the importance and status of community members. Auntie will lead students in creating their own bracelet, using large pony beads and leather lacing. She will teach some of the language of the Sto:lo people (Halq’emeylem), when referring to colours or numbers.

Beaded Keychains – Grade 3

Prescribed Learning Outcome:

Mathematics

  • Translates patterns from one mode to another using manipulatives, diagrams, charts, calculations, spoken and written terms and symbols.

Visual Art

  • Make 2-D and 3-D images
  • Using a variety of design strategies including multiplication
  • Exploring a variety of media
  • Identify the elements of colour, shape, line and texture in the principles of pattern and repetition.

Beading is an integral part of Aboriginal regalia, depicting the importance and status of community members. Auntie will lead students in creating their own keychain, using plastic pony beads and leather lacing. She will use some of the language of the Sto:lo people (Halq’emeylem), when referring to colours or numbers. If time permits, Auntie plays a game and teaches a few basic Halq’emeylem words.