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Primary Sources - in BC

Finding FN Primary Sources

This can be difficult task, especially when it comes to indigenous knowledge. Actual artifacts are challenging to access. A strong reliance on oral tradition as a way of passing down teachings doesn't transfer easily to the classroom context.
Here's a "primer" on the difference between primary and secondary that you might like to adapt for your students:

CBC and NFB have some archival footage, and other digital collections of artifacts are as close as you may get to the actual items. (see list below)

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (Searchable database)

Museum of Anthropology

Glenbow Museum

Reciprocal Research Network

Manitoba  Museum

VIU - Primary Sources: First Nations

Then/Hier (Primary Sources)