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Illustrate a First Nation Story with Rhoda Merkel

Choose a First Nation story that fits with your classroom goals – options are many!  With their illustrations they can make a story telling blanket, a mural, canvas pictures, pillow cases or an illustrated book of the story. 

Grade Suitability:

3-12

Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

4-6 hours

Material Required:

Supplied by artist

Material Cost:

Supply costs depend on what is painted on. (Usually $50 - $75)

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

All

Availability:

September - June

Special Notes:

This a super fun project with options for a variety of extensions. 
Story Suggestions:  How Summer Came to the Yukon:
How Raven Brought Light to the World
How Unity was restored to the Animals
How Raven Brought Salmon to the People
Salmon Boy
Turtle Island (good one with pillow cases)
The First Potlatch
Koklux
How Butterflies Came to Be

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist.  She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions.  Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years.  She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

Contact: 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761

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