Check out the Awesome: Gladys We Never Knew

By Jesse Halton, District Indigenization Coordinator

Gladys Chapman was a member of the N'laka'pamux Nation. Born in 1918, she attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School until 1931.

The 'Gladys We Never Knew' primary module gives students opportunity to learn about life on Gladys' reserve in Spuzzum (local, place-based, land-based teachings), about her way of life with the N'laka'pamux, her life during Residential School at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, traditional approaches to Education, and different actions  of Indigenous Resistance. The module includes a Blanket Exercise appropriate for primary students and many blackline masters. 

The module includes 10 Lesson Plans that tie into BC Curriculum and to the First Peoples' Principles of Learning.

The module is also available online as an ebook with more resources, videos, and links embedded throughout.

You can print your own copy from this pdf

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Please email Jesse or Hannah to borrow this resource.