Native – Newcomer Relations: Case Studies in Contact, Colonialism & Resistance

Grades 10 and 12
Classroom Kit


The Native Voice was the first newspaper to focus on Indigenous issues in Canada. Through four case studies, students critically analyse articles from The Native Voice and other newspapers to look at the topics of Indigenous rights and land title in British Columbia. This program has been organized with the Squamish Nation Education Department and made possible in part through a grant from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

Your students will:

  • Analyze archival and contemporary newspaper articles relating to Indigenous rights and land title.
  • Answer and discuss critical thinking questions to develop a deeper understanding of the topic.

Big Ideas:

  • This program was designed as a unit of study for First Nations 12, now BC First Peoples 12.