New World Ideas

New World Ideas

Indigenous Ideas in the 21st Century Classroom


Birch Bark Canoe

This resource package provides teachers with a video and accompanying curricular connections. It was designed to support Manitoba classrooms in honoring the contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples and to educate future generations about the art and science of the birch bark canoe.


The Three Sisters

Rooted in story, this twenty minute video takes us to the beginnings of agriculture and illuminates the connection of all living things.  The accompanying book shows how a range of educators imagined using The Three Sisters in their classrooms. From Northern Manitoba, to downtown Winnipeg; from senior year’s mathematics, to an early years inquiry project; from a garden in the middle of a school to a garden in the middle of a parking lot, the responses were extraordinary.