Dakota lessons


Note: Lessons and materials available October 2017

A joint initiative between Saskatoon Public Schools and Whitecap Dakota First Nation, this is a collaborative project designed to foster reconciliation by educating students on the Dakota perspectives of their history, culture, and language.

This site hosts lessons for Kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as lessons designed for use with the interpretive walls located at the Chief Whitecap School and other Saskatoon Public Schools.

The interpretive walls lessons have been designed to target a variety of grade levels. These lessons are meant to attract student groups to visit the school to learn more about Dakota history and culture; a variety of activities can be planned to fill either half or full day visits.

The Dakota education material and resources were compiled in consultation with Whitecap Dakota Elders and educators. We thank the contributors for sharing their knowledge.

Lessons for Kindergarten to Grade 8 have been designed in consultation with education professionals to meet Saskatchewan curriculum requirements.

Supporting resource material has been compiled and evaluated by professional historians.

All relevant resources are located on this website, and links to vetted sources or supporting documents are also provided within each lesson package.

This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada as part of the Canada 150 initiative.