Lynn Heyes
Cultural Presenter

Lynn was born in Yellowknife, NWT. She spent her early years in Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven and Baker Lake, Nunavut, moving to Vancouver at age 3. She has enjoyed learning about her ancestry from her mother, past presenter, Jennie Heyes. Lynn is excited to share what she has learned with students and teachers.

Cultural Presentations

Seasonal Activities in Inuit Communities – Grade 1

Prescribed Learning Outcome:

Science

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the various activities that Aboriginal peoples did during the various seasons.

Lynn will give an interesting presentation with students to identify the different seasonal activities in Inuit communities. During this presentation students will participate in fun activities that connect to the theme of the seasons.

Inuit Culture – Grade 4

Prescribed Learning Outcome:

Social Studies – Society & Culture

  • Describe how people’s basic needs are met in a variety of cultures
  • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of various Aboriginal cultures in Canada

Economy and Technology

  • Describe traditional technology used by Aboriginal people in Canada

Environment

  • Analyze how people interact with their own environment in the past and in the present

Lynn will use authentic clothing items and fishing implements to share her culture with the students. She will also have them participate in some traditional competitive games. Lynn’s presentation will give the students a general overview of Inuit culture, but she will be happy to focus her presentation on a specific aspect of traditional Inuit life.

Carving a Soapstone Kulik (Oil Lamp) – Grade 4

Prescribed Learning Outcome:

Social Studies – Society & Culture

  • Describe how people’s basic needs are met in a variety of cultures
  • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of various Aboriginal cultures in Canada

Economy and Technology

  • Describe traditional technology used by Aboriginal people in Canada

Environment

  • Analyze how people interact with their environment in the past and in the present

Visual Art

  • Make 2-D and 3-D images
  • Using a variety of design strategies including multiplication
  • Exploring a variety of media
  • Identify distinctive styles of art from various cultures and historic periods
  • Demonstrate a willingness to experiment with a variety of materials, tools, equipment and processes

This presentation is offered to classes that have taken the “Inuit Culture” presentation. Lynn will demonstrate the carving procedure and ask the students to use their imagination to decide what shape or animal they would like to carve. A small tea light candle will be placed in the pre-drilled hole in the center of the carving to imitate a traditional seal oil lamp (“Kulik”).