Printable Resources

These resources have been developed by the Aboriginal Education Department for enhancement and integration.  Permission is granted for the duplication of these resources for educational and non- profit uses only. For all other duplications or uses please contact Aboriginal Education Department, School District #79 Cowichan Valley.

The Spirit Pole


Cowichan 2008

British Columbians carve a moment in history…

Spirit Pole design and illustration by Carey Newman


Orange Shirt Day

This .PDF file contains information and links to resources that will support schools in recognizing Orange Shirt Day.



Count to Ten The Métis Way
This learning resource was created by SD79 in cooperation with the Cowichan Valley Métis Nation and is available for your use when teaching an learning about Métis culture and language.  Marsee to all the elders and learners who are keeping our Michif language and culture alive.
This book is yours to share for educational purposes only, not for re-sale nor profit.

Coast Salish House Posts
This is a hands on craft activity for younger students.  The package also includes the information necessary to talk to students about the difference between “Totem Poles” and Coast Salish House Posts.  We would like to thank Laura Antione, Wendy Charles, Stuart Pagaduan and Kim Anderton for their contribution to this activity.

Hul’q’umi’num’ Greetings with QR Codes
Each of the pages of this document is linked to an audio recording of Stuart Pagaduan reading the Hul’q’umi’num.
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Hul’q’umi’num’ Numbers with QR Codes
Each of the pages of this document is linked to an audio recording of Ruby Peter reading the Hul’q’umi’num.
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This is in the Salish inspired canoe that can be cut out an glued together.
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Folding Colours Book
This book was created to support students learning colours in Hul’q’umi’num’.  Students can can colour the images and write the Hul’q’umi’num’ below.  When cut along the dotted line it can be bent into a small booklet.
Colour Booklet





Bent Cedar Boxes
These templates could be used when teaching students the story of the  S-hwu-hwa’us (Thunderbird)  and Q’ul-lhanumutsun (Killer Whale).  This story is central to the Cowichan People.
Bent Box Cowichan colour

Bent Box Cowichan

Bent Box




Screen Shot 2013-10-23 at 10.58.52 AMQuw’utsun Syw’entst Banner
We would like to thank Cowichan Tribes and the Elders Committee for permission to share these teachings in our schools.  We would also like to thank Rita George-Green for creating the banner and her work with Cowichan Tribes.


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Alphabet with Salish Design

by Rita George Green.




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Clip Art
We have made the following Clip Art available.  Selecting the links will download a folder containing Coast Salish design elements.
PDF Files
PNG Files


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By Rita George Greene &

Stuart Pagaduan.




This document highlights contributions of Aboriginal peoples to the Canadian Military.  Links to government publications and local newspaper articles are include.


‘Uy’ netulh (good Morning)  ‘Uy’ skweyu (good Day) ‘Uy’ Snet
Each as printable .PDF files

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Huy ch q’u