Programs - Multicultural Activities

Storytelling Blankets with Rhoda Merkel

Each student will paint a fabric square of a specific scene from a First Nation story. The scenes will be sewn in sequence on a blanket, which can be used to retell the story again and again—or hung on your school wall for all to admire. A very successful project!

Story choices are:
How Raven Brought Light to the World
The Story of the First Potlatch
Salmon Boy

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

24 students

Time Required:

5 hours plus 2 hours prep

Material Required:

Artist will supply

Material Cost:


Language of Instruction:





September - June

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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