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Teacher Assignments: Indigenous Creation Stories

Indigenous Creation Stories

First Voices

Native Land Digital

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

Traditional Stories and Creation Stories - Canadian Museum of History

Listen to traditional stories and creation stories told by six Indigenous storytellers from communities across Canada.

Each recording is available in the respective Indigenous language and in English, and French transcripts are available.

Indigenous Creation Stories - Global

Australian Aboriginal

Tiddalik - One of Australia's Best Known Creation Stories - from Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Center

Understanding and Respecting Creation Stories - from the University of Melbourne Indigenous Knowledge Institute



The Kumulipo: The Hawaiian Creation Myth - pdf of book

Polynesian Creation Myths:  Ever Wondered how Hawai'i was Created? - from The Collector


Maori - New Zealand

The Maori Creation Story

Maori Creation Traditions - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand 

Indigenous Creation Stories - Turtle Island

First Peoples Origins of Human Life (a paragraph on each First Nation, may need to read between the lines) 

Origins of Human Life ( 



Creation Story



Haida Legend of the Raven and the First Men - from the Museum of Anthropology

The Creation of Haida'Gwaii - from the Canadian Museum of History



Voices of Inuit - from Library and Archives Canada (scroll down for creation stories)



Creation Myths -- Iroquois Creation Myth ( 


Mi'kmaq | The Canadian Encyclopedia (scroll to origin stories) 

Mi_kmaq Creation Story (as told by Stephen Augustine).pdf ( 

Mikmaq-Creation-Story-EN.pdf ( - First Peoples of Canada - Our Origins, Origin Stories ( 



Kanienkehaika Creation Story - from the Mohawk Language Custodian Association


Niitsitapi  (Blackfoot Confederacy) 

Blackfoot Creation Myth – Legends of America 

Blackfoot Confederacy | The Canadian Encyclopedia  scroll to Religion and Spirituality 

Blackfoot Confederacy - Wikipedia  scroll to Blackfoot creation story

The Blackfoot Confederacy 

What are the three nations of the Niitsitapi? 

The three were the Piikáni (historically called "Piegan Blackfeet" in English-language sources), the Káínaa (called "Bloods"), and the Siksikáwa ("Blackfoot"). They later allied with the unrelated Tsuu T'ina ("Sarcee"), who became merged into the Confederacy and, (for a time) with the Atsina, or A'aninin (Gros Ventre). 


Swampy Cree 

Cree | The Canadian Encyclopedia (read for Swampy Cree, in Traditional Life, scroll to origin story) 

Cree History ( (scroll to Swampy Cree – tells location) 

The Cree are divided into eight groups based on dialect and region: 

Swampy Cree: this group lives in northern Manitoba along the Hudson Bay coast and adjacent inland areas to the south and west, and in Ontario along the coast of Hudson Bay and James Bay. Some also in eastern Saskatchewan around Cumberland House. It has 4,500 speakers. 


Tla’amin Nation (formerly Sliammon) 

Tla'amin Nation | British Columbia Assembly of First Nations ( 

Sliammon Home | Explore | FirstVoices 

Tla'amin Nation - Province of British Columbia ( 


Wendat Confederacy 

Wendat (Huron) | The Canadian Encyclopedia 

Let There be Land... The Creation Story of Wendat (  

Chapter 1: Better Together — The Great Confederacies – Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Canada ( 

The Wendat Confederacy brought together five Iroquoian-speaking communities: the Attignawantans, Attigneenongnahacs, Arendarhonons, Tahontaenrats, and Ataronchronons.