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Teacher Assignments: Indigenous Creation Stories

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 Group Project - Indigenous Creation Stories

Indigenous Creation Stories

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

Origins of Human Life (cbc.ca) 

 

Tla’amin Nation (formerly Sliammon) 

Tla'amin Nation | British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (bcafn.ca) 

https://www.tlaaminnation.com 

Sliammon Home | Explore | FirstVoices 

Tla'amin Nation - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) 

 

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 (creenationsheritagecentre.ca) (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. 

 

Wendat Confederacy 

Wendat (Huron) | The Canadian Encyclopedia 

Let There be Land... The Creation Story of Wendat (runawayjuno.com)  

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

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

Creation Myths -- Iroquois Creation Myth (williams.edu) 

 

Mi’kmaq 

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

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

Mikmaq-Creation-Story-EN.pdf (historymuseum.ca) 

Civilization.ca - First Peoples of Canada - Our Origins, Origin Stories (historymuseum.ca)