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Fort St. James National Historic Site

School Programs

Aboriginal Days

Aboriginal Days   Drums and Dancing Aboriginal Week © Parks Canada


Availability: June 16-20, 2014 

Learning Level: K-12

Maximum Capacity: 150 students

Program Length: Two Hours, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm

This new and exciting program is designed to celebrate Canada’s National Aboriginal Day on June 21st. The program is organized as closely to National Aboriginal Day as possible, while still remaining in the school calendar. We run the program between three to five days, in both the morning and afternoon. There are a variety of stations that will engage students in learning about the Aboriginal culture. This program rotates on an “A” and “B” year rotation, so students can get a new experience even if they attend two years in a row! The students do not rotate through the historic buildings for this event, but will participate in a number of special activities. Some these activities are:

  • Atlat Hunting
  • Build a Dakelh Pit House
  • Discover Carrier uses for plants
  • Oral Storytelling
  • Be a Carrier messenger