FIRST PEOPLES DIGITAL KIT
The First Peoples Digital Kit is entirely Web: all the contents are consulted on this website. You will not receive a Kit by Mail.
It is a production of Musée de la civilisation, with the precious collaboration of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones, Télé-Québec and the Digital Cultural Plan of the Ministry of Culture and Communications.
It is an extension of the exhibition This is Our Story. First Nations and Inuit of the 21st Century. This exhibition was produced in close collaboration with the 11 Aboriginal Nations of Quebec. Its messages reflect the rich diversity of contemporary Aboriginal voices, while frankly addressing the facts of the past. It aims to open dialogue with all residents of Quebec and the world in order to break down prejudice and create better mutual understanding.
The content of the Kit comes from these consultations, addressing the themes in different ways. The First People’s Digital Kit was designed to be used in your English (or French) class to offer a rich and authentic context for learning the language. It is also complementary to Social Studies and Ethics and Religious Cultures classes.
If you would like to book an activity at the exhibition, please visit the Education section of the Museum’s website.
Musée de la civilisation uses Aboriginal ethnonyms out of respect for vernacular languages.
The 11 Aboriginal Nations of Quebec as they call themselves are:
- Anishinabeg (Algonquin);
- Atikamekw Nehirowisiwok;
- Eeyou (Cree);
- Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk);
- Waban-Aki (Abenaki);
- Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet).
The First Peoples Digital Kit is a production of Musée de la civilisation, with the precious collaboration of the Department of Education and Higher Education, the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones, Télé-Québec and the Digital Cultural Plan of the Department of Culture and Communications.
The videos were produced by Boîte Rouge Vif, co-depository with Musée de la civilisation of the contents from consultations with the Nations in preparation for the exhibition This is Our Story. First Nations and Inuit of the 21st Century. Marie-Hélène Vézina and Nina Lauren lent their voices to narrate the stories. Lynda Hayes translated the site into English. Nathalie Chantal produced the pedagogical guides and exercises. O2Web produced the website.
We acknowledge the financial contribution of the Canada-Quebec Accord for the English translation of the First Peoples Kit.
We thank the Société de formation à distance des commissions scolaire du Québec (SOFAD) for its participation in the technological-pedagogical design and preparation of certain content: Diane Pageau, Nadia Leroux, Andrée Thibeault, Mylène Choquette, Jeannette Lafontaine and Michelle Thibaudeau.